Digital Outdoor Timer
MODEL HB800 Series
Installation and User Instructions
Ratings
• Input: 102-132 VAC 60 Hz, 2.5W max.
• Output: 15 Amp/1800W Resistive, 12 Amp Inductive, 1000W Tungsten,
1/3 HP
WARNING — Risk of fire or electric shock
Plug timer power cord into GFCI only.
Do not exceed capacity of 15 amps.
Fully insert plugs.
Not for use with power tools such as hedge trimmers, weed trimmers and
lawn mowers.
• As power cord blends with grass and foliage, use care when operating lawn
equipment near cord.
• Keep children away.
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NOTICE
• Follow local electrical codes during use.
• Store indoors when not in use.
• Dispose of used batteries promptly per local regulations.
8. Day Of Week (DOW) Display — events can be programmed for
just one day of the week, all the days of the week, just weekdays
or just weekends
9. Event Display — the timer can be programmed for up to 28 total
ON/OFF events per week
10. Mode Display — the timer can display several modes during
setup and programming and three modes during operation:
MANual, AUTO and RANDom. MANual allows for manual operation
of the plugged-in devices, AUTO uses the timer’s exact settings
and RANDom uses the timer’s settings varied by random 5-minute
increments of ±30 minutes.
11. Output Status Indicator — this is the ON/OFF indicator. When the
green light is on it means that the lamp or appliance should be
on. If it is not on, the bulb may be burned out or the device may
be turned off at the lamp or appliance.
NOTE: You may set up and program the timer before you plug it
in. Be aware that while it is unplugged, the display will turn off to
conserve battery power if there is no pushbutton activity for a few
minutes. If this happens, simply push any button to turn the display
back on.
3 – Clear Any Existing Programming
1 – Activate the Batteries
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
The timer comes with two LR44
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
batteries installed.
SKIP
1. Remove the pull tab to connect
the installed batteries.
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
2. The display will initialize itself,
then flash “12:00 AM” in the
CLOCK mode (Fig. 1).
NOTE: If display doesn’t light, the batteries are dead. Replace the
batteries before using the digital timer.
Fig.
1
2 – Get Familiar with the Timer’s Features
4.
5.
6.
7.
Pushbuttons
Two Timed, Grounded Outlets
Selector Knob
Reset Button
1
2
4 – Set the Time, Date and Location
10
9
8
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
+
1. Battery Holder (back of unit)
— two LR44 batteries keep
time up to three months
without power
2. Low Battery Indicator —
programmed data is stored
in non-volatile memory,
so it won’t be lost when
batteries are removed
NOTE: Replace the batteries
as soon as possible after
the low battery indicator
appears.
3. Time Of Day (TOD)
Display — the timer will
automatically adjust for
Daylight Saving Time (DST)
and changing dawn and
dusk times for your location
(Astronomic feature)
It’s unlikely that your new digital timer has any existing
programming, but to make sure, use this procedure before setting
the time.
1. Locate the Reset button. It is the small, round hole adjacent to the
keypad. You will need a pen or paper clip to press this button.
2. Press and hold the ON/OFF button.
3. Press the Reset button for 3 seconds and release. The display will
light up and then go blank.
4. Release the ON/OFF button.
NOTE: Pressing the Reset button without holding down the ON/
OFF button will clear the time, but will not clear the non-volatile
(programming) memory.
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
OK
MODE
3
11
AM PM
PROG
ON/OFF
4
6
7
5
Fig.
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NOTE: The following procedure must be completed entirely,
including adjustments, in order for the Astronomic and automatic
Daylight Saving Time features to function properly.
Setting Time
1. Ensure that the timer is in the CLOCK mode (Fig. 1). If it is not,
press the MODE button a few times (through MANual, AUTO and
RANDom) until CLOCK shows in the mode display area, then
press OK.
2. Turn the selector knob until the correct hour shows in the first
two digits of the Time Of Day (TOD) display, along with the
correct AM and PM display. Note that the AM and PM displays will
alternate as the time passes through 12.
3. Press the OK button to set the hour. The last two digits of the TOD
display (minute display) will begin to flash.
4. Turn the selector knob until the
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
correct time in minutes shows.
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
5. Press the OK button to set the
EVENT
minutes. MONTH, DATE and YEAR
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
will show in the mode display area,
Fig.
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
with the digits under YEAR flashing
3
(Fig. 3).
1
4 – Set the Time, Date and Location (Continued)
15. The timer will now display DUSK and the
calculated sunset time for your location
(Fig. 9).
Accept the calculated sunset time or
turn the selector knob until the correct
time shows in the display, and then
press the OK button.
16. The timer will now jump to MANual mode.
Setting Date
6. Turn the selector knob until the current year is displayed and
press the OK button. The digits under MONTH will begin to flash.
7. Turn the selector knob until the current month is displayed and
press the OK button. The digits under DATE will begin to flash.
8. Turn the selector knob until the current date is displayed and
press the OK button. The timer will automatically determine and
display the day of the week.
NOTE: “00” indicates 2000.
Fig.
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Fig.
5
Adjusting Dawn and Dusk
2
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
OK
MODE
PROG
AM PM
ON/OFF
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
Fig.
9
Viewing an Event
1. Ensure that the timer is in a normal operating mode by pressing
the MODE button, if necessary, until MANual, AUTO or RANDom
appears in the mode display area.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
2. Press the PROG button to view the
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
first event screen (Fig. 10). If all
programming has been cleared, the
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
timer will display SKIP above the event
display (“01”), indicating that the first
Fig.
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
event is not programmed, and
10
“--:--” will replace the time display.
NOTE: From any event viewing screen (with no displays flashing),
you may:
- Press OK to return to the normal operating mode without
making any change.
- Turn the selector knob to view the next event screen.
- Press PROG to set or change the event you are viewing. Event
number will flash.
Programming an ON Event
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
12. The timer will now display LOC, the
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
default state and country (Alabama,
United States) (Fig. 6). The location
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
must be set in order for the Astronomic
feature to function.
Fig.
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
6
a. First, turn the selector knob to choose
your state and press the OK button.
b. Turn the selector knob again to change from the country to the
section, if necessary. Your state may have from one to nine
sections to choose from (NE, NW, CTR, etc.).
c. Press the OK button to accept the location.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
13. The timer will now display LOC, “TZ”
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
and the selected time zone for your
location (Fig. 7). If the timer’s selection
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
is correct, press the OK button right
away, otherwise turn the selector
Fig.
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
knob until the correct time zone shows
7
in the display and then press the OK
button.
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
OK
AM PM
You may program the digital timer for up to 28 events. A time setting
to turn on (at a specific time, DAWN or DUSK) is considered an ON
event. A time setting to turn off (at a specific time, DAWN or DUSK) is
considered an OFF event.
NOTE: You must view an event screen before programming.
Setting Location
14. The timer will now display DAWN and
the calculated sunrise time for your
location (Fig. 8).
Accept the calculated sunrise time or
turn the selector knob until the correct
time shows in the display, and then
press the OK button.
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
5 – Set Initial Pair of ON and OFF Events
Adjusting Daylight Saving Time
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
9. DAYSAV and AUTO will show in the mode DAYSAV
MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
display area (Fig. 4). The timer will
automatically adjust the clock for
EVENT
Daylight Saving Time (DST) when set to MO TU WE TH FR SA SU AM PM
AUTO here. If you do not want the timer
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
to do this, turn the selector knob until
MANual shows.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
10. After choosing AUTO or MANual, press the DAYSAV
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
OK button. The timer’s starting date for
DST will show in the display in the form
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
of MONTH and week (Fig. 5).
11. The start and end dates for DST can
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
change. The next four steps allow you to
change them for your location. If the timer’s settings for DST are
already correct, press the OK button right away, otherwise:
a. First, turn the selector knob to choose the correct month
(01 through 12) for your DST starting date and press the OK
button.
b. Turn the selector knob again to change the week (01 = first,
02 = second, 03 = third, 04 = fourth, 0L = Last) for your DST
starting date and press the OK button.
c. Then, turn the selector knob to choose the correct month for
your DST ending date and press the OK button.
d. Turn the selector knob again to change the week for your DST
ending date and press the OK button.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
Fig.
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ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
3. Press PROG again. The SKIP display
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
(or ON or OFF, if the timer has been
programmed) will begin flashing
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
(Fig. 11).
Fig.
4. Turn the selector knob until the screen
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
11
displays the event setting you desire:
- ON only — for turning on at a preset time
- ON and DUSK — for turning on at sunset
- ON and DAWN — for turning on at sunrise
NOTE: The settings with SKIP or OFF are used for disabling an
event or programming an OFF event.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
5. Press PROG to accept the event setting.
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
The Days Of Week (DOW) display will
begin to flash (Fig. 12).
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
6. Turn the selector knob until the screen
Fig.
displays the DOW setting you desire:
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
12
- MO TU WE TH FR SA SU — for an event
that occurs every day
- MO TU WE TH FR — for a weekday event
- SA SU — for a weekend event
- MO (or TU, or WE, etc.) — for a single day event
7. Press PROG to accept the DOW setting. If you have chosen DAWN
or DUSK, skip to step 10. If you have chosen a preset time, the first
two digits of the Time Of Day (TOD) will begin to flash.
8. Turn the selector knob until the desired hour is reached and press
PROG. The last two digits of the Time Of Day (TOD) will begin to
flash.
9. Turn the selector knob until the desired minutes are reached.
10. Press PROG to accept the entire ON event setting.
NOTE: Do not press OK before pressing PROG this final time or the
timer will return to normal operating without accepting the new
setting.
11. The timer will move on to view the next event screen and you
may continue programming or press OK to return to normal
operating.
Programming an OFF Event
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
12. While viewing an event screen, press
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
PROG. The SKIP display (or ON or OFF, if
the timer has been programmed) will
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
begin flashing (Fig.13).
Fig.
13. Turn the selector knob until the screen
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
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displays the event setting you desire:
- OFF only — for turning off at a preset time
- OFF and DUSK — for turning off at sunset
- OFF and DAWN — for turning off at sunrise
NOTE: The settings with SKIP or ON are used for disabling an
event or programming an ON event.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
14. Press PROG to accept the event setting.
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
The Days Of Week (DOW) display will
begin to flash (Fig. 14).
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
15. Turn the selector knob until the screen
Fig.
displays the DOW setting you desire:
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
14
- MO TU WE TH FR SA SU — for an event
that occurs every day
- MO TU WE TH FR — for a weekday event
- SA SU — for a weekend event
- MO (or TU, or WE, etc.) — for a single day event
16. Press PROG to accept the DOW setting. If you have chosen DAWN
or DUSK, skip to step 19. If you have chosen a preset time, the first
two digits of the Time Of Day (TOD) will begin to flash.
17. Turn the selector knob until the desired hour is reached and press
PROG. The last two digits of the Time Of Day (TOD) will begin to
flash.
18. Turn the selector knob until the desired minutes are reached.
19. Press PROG to accept the entire OFF event setting.
NOTE: Do not press OK before pressing PROG this final time or the
timer will return to normal operating without accepting the new
setting.
20. The timer will move on to view the next event screen and you
may continue programming or press OK to return to normal
operating.
6 – Select AUTO, RANDom or MANual Operation
Once set up, you have three choices for operating the digital timer.
The screen will display MANual, AUTO or RANDom and you may choose
between them by pressing the MODE button.
• AUTO — uses the timer settings you have programmed.
• RANDom — gives your home a “lived-in” look by varying your
settings by random 5-minute increments of ±30 minutes.
• MANual — makes the switch into a standard ON/OFF switch
without timer settings. Press the ON/OFF button to operate
plugged-in devices.
NOTE: While in AUTO or RANDom and you may override the timer by
pressing the ON/OFF button.
• If the timer has a device turned on, pressing the ON/OFF button will
turn it off and leave it off until the next ON event.
• If the timer has a device turned off, pressing the ON/OFF button will
turn it on and leave it on until the next OFF event.
7 – Mount Timer
• Mount timer to a wall or post at least 36" (90 cm) from ground
using holes on back of timer case.
• Mount upright so outlets face downward.
8 – Plug In Timer
To conserve battery power, as soon as setup, programming and
mounting are complete, plug the desired devices into the timer and
plug the timer into a properly grounded outlet.
About the Batteries
ON OFF LOC DUSK
DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
• The battery voltage is continuously
SKIP
monitored. If a low voltage is detected,
the low battery indicator will be displayed MOEVENT
AM PM
TU WE TH FR SA SU
(Fig. 15).
Fig.
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
• The timer requires two LR44 batteries to
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keep time up to three months without
power.
• Replace the batteries as soon as possible after the low battery
indicator appears.
• Change the batteries within one minute of unplugging in order to
keep the time and date settings. Afterwards, if the display is wrong
or flashes “12:00 AM”, reset the time and date. All other settings
(your ON and OFF programming) remain in memory indefinitely
without battery or AC power.
• While the batteries are removed, the timer will turn off the display
to conserve power.
• Dispose of the used batteries promptly according to local
regulations. Keep batteries away from children.
Changing Program Times
Skipping an ON or OFF Event
Use these steps to disable an existing ON or OFF event that you no
longer want (for example, special settings from a vacation).
1. Ensure that the timer is in a normal operating mode by pressing
the MODE button, if necessary, until MANual, AUTO or RANDom
appears in the mode display area.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
2. Press the PROG button to view the first
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
event screen (“01”).
3. Turn the selector knob until the desired
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
event screen is displayed.
Fig.
4. Press PROG again. ON or OFF will be
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
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flashing (Fig.16).
5. Turn the selector knob until SKIP shows
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
in the display and “-- --” replaces the
SKIP
time (Fig. 17), then press PROG to accept
EVENT
the new setting.
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
6. Continue to press PROG until the next
Fig.
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
event is viewed.
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7. Continue programming or press OK to
return to normal operating.
Revising an ON or OFF Event
Use these steps to revise an existing ON or OFF event.
1. Ensure that the timer is in a normal operating mode by pressing
the MODE button, if necessary, until MANual, AUTO or RANDom
appears in the mode display area.
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
2. Press the PROG button to view the first
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
event screen (“01”).
EVENT
3. Turn the selector knob until the desired
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
event screen is displayed.
Fig.
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
4. Press PROG as many times as necessary OK
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to display the setting you want to revise,
for example, DOW (Fig. 18).
ON OFF LOC DUSK DAWN
DAYSAV MAN AUTO RAND CLOCK
MONTH
DATE
YEAR
SKIP
5. Turn the selector knob until you reach
the DOW setting you want (Fig. 19) and
EVENT
MO TU WE TH FR SA SU
AM PM
press PROG to accept the new setting.
Fig.
6. Continue to press PROG until the next
OK
MODE
PROG
ON/OFF
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event is viewed.
7. Continue programming or press OK to
return to normal operating.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Observed Problem
Possible Cause
What to Do
Digital timer does not switch on/off but
display looks normal.
Digital timer is not set in AUTO, RANDom, or
MANual mode.
Press MODE to select the operational mode you
want to use.
Digital timer won’t enter AUTO or
RANDom mode when you press MODE.
The time of day or timer settings have not
been set.
Make sure the time of day and at least one
scheduled activity have been set.
Programmed schedule(s) are incorrect.
Press PROG to review the settings and revise them
as necessary. See instructions.
Digital timer is in RANDom mode, which varies
switching times up to ±30 minutes (to give
your home a “lived-in” look).
If you don’t want to keep the timer in RANDom
mode, press MODE to change to AUTO mode.
The Astronomic and exact switching times are
Digital timer switches at incorrect times or in conflict. For example, you’ve set on to DUSK
and off at 8 pm, and due to seasonal changes,
skips some of the programmed times.
DUSK has advanced to 8:30 pm.
NOTE: Your timer automatically skips any
conflicting ON event as summer approaches
to prevent unwanted operation of lights or
other controlled devices. See “What to Do” if
you want to identify and remove conflicting
settings.
1. Complete the steps for setting the Time and
Date, then temporarily change the date to
June 21st.
2. Review the DAWN and DUSK settings by
pushing the PROG button.
3. Make sure the specific ON or OFF time settings
won’t interfere with these DAWN and DUSK
times. Make changes as necessary.
4. When finished, change the Date setting back
to today’s date.
The lights or controlled devices don’t
match the programmed on/off status
immediately after setting the time or
programming a schedule.
Digital timer does not “catch up”
automatically to the programmed load state.
The status of the timer will remain as is until it
comes to the next programmed on/off time.
After programming your events or the time, then
returning to the AUTO mode, push the ON/OFF
button to change the load state if necessary.
The load turns off immediately after being
turned on.
The timer is not functioning properly.
The digital timer operation is sluggish or
not switching on/off at all.
Though the low battery indicator is not being
displayed, the batteries are getting weak.
Replace the batteries.
Timer shows ON but the light or other
controlled device is off.
The light or controlled device itself may be
switched off or the light bulb may be burned
out.
Make sure the light or controlled device is
switched on and plugged in or replace the light
bulb.
If the problem persists, contact Intermatic
Customer Service.
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