Intermatic In-Wall Timer EJ500C

Intermatic In-Wall Timer EJ500C
MODEL EJ500
INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Intermatic EJ500 Indoor Wall Switch Timer
with Astronomic Feature. This timer can replace your regular or
3-way light switch (where two switches control the same light) to
control incandescent and fluorescent lights. (See important notes)
You will need a Decora style wall plate with this timer (wall plate not
included).
Features
• Automatic or manual operation. Push the control
cover to switch ON or OFF at any time.
• Program up to 7 ON/OFF setting pairs.
• Automatic Daylight Savings Time (dST) option.
• Multiple daily settings options:
o All days of the week
o Individual days of the week
o 5 weekdays
o 2 weekend days
• LCD digital clock and readout.
• Random feature automatically varies switching times for a
“lived-in” look.
• Two SR44/LR44 batteries keep time for up to 3 months, of
power interruption.
• Built-in memory holds settings indefinitely without battery.
Installation Instructions - Single Switch or 3-way - to replace
an existing switch:
7/16”
1. TURN OFF POWER by REMOVING FUSE
or turning the CIRCUIT BREAKER OFF.
2. Remove the existing wall switch.
Trim building wires bare to 7/16”.
BLACK WIRE
BLUE WIRE
RED WIRE
(Capped, Not Connected)
Single switch:
3. Connect one of the building wires to
the black wire from the timer, using the
wire nuts provided. Connect the other
building wire to the blue wire from the
timer.
THE RED TIMER WIRE IS NOT USED
FOR SINGLE SWITCH INSTALLATIONS. Cap the red wire with a wire
nut.
BE SURE THAT ALL THE WIRE NUTS
ARE SECURE.
3-way switch: (See “Other Installations” if switching from 3
or more locations)
3a. A three way switch has three wires connected to it. One of
the wires is “common” (the terminal has a different colored
screw or there are markings on the old switch). Connect the
Black wire from the timer to the common wire. Connect the
other two wires to the Blue and Red wires from the timer (it
doesn’t matter which goes to which.)
RED WIRE
BLUE WIRE
WIRE FROM
“COMMON” OF
OLD SWITCH
BLACK WIRE
REMOTE
3-WAY
SWITCH
COMMON
MOVE
JUMPER WIRE
TO OTHER
TERMINAL
IF THIS
SWITCH
DOES NOT
TURN LIGHT
ON
3b. Identify the “common” terminal at the other (remote 3-way)
switch. Connect the supplied jumper wire from the common
terminal to one of the other two terminals of the switch.
(If the light does not turn on when you get to step 6, turn power
off at the fuse or circuit breaker and switch the jumper wire to
the other terminal.)
4. Tuck the wires into the wall box leaving room for the timer.
5. Using the screws provided, mount the timer to the wall box then
install the wall plate.
After display starts flashing "12:00 AM", press the "NEXT/ON/OFF"
button. The display should switch between ON and OFF. Your timer
is now ready to set.
Ratings
500W single gang or 2 gang installations (40W minimum)
4A Tungsten (Incandescent)
4A Ballast (Inductive)
120VAC, 60 Hz
Operating Temperature: 0 deg C - +40 deg C.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
• This switch is suitable for use in up to 2 gang installations.
• EJ500 is designed to operate standard incandescent light
bulbs or (thermally protected Class P ballast) fluorescent
lighting ONLY.
• The switch can handle a minimum load totaling 40 Watts.
• This device is NOT TO BE USED to operate MERCURY
VAPOR LIGHTS, APPLIANCES, RADIOS, TV’s,
STEREO’s, etc.
• Separate dimmers and photoelectric switches cannot be
used in combination with your timer.
• It is recommended that your timer not be used with PAR or
“R” type outdoor flood lamps or lamps larger than 150 watts,
since currents generated during lamp burn-out could damage the timer.
Battery Replacement
The two LR44/SR44 batteries maintain the time of day clock and the calendar during power interruptions, for up to 3 months of accumulated interruptions. All the other settings will remain in memory
indefinitely without batteries or AC power. Remove the batteries if the timer will be without AC power
for an extended time.Replace the batteries if the display is dim or the message “lobAT” is displayed.
The batteries may be safely changed without removing AC power. If AC power is removed, please
change batteries within 15 seconds to avoid losing your time of day setting.Remove the battery holder by prying at either finger hole, left and right of holder. Install the new batteries into the holder as
marked inside holder. Re-install holder with the notch down. If the display is flashing 12:00 AM, reset
the time and check the date settings. The “lobAT” message will disappear within 10 seconds of
installing new good batteries.
NEXT/ON/OFF
RESET
Switches between
ON and OFF settings
when programming
the timer. Confirms
program entry and
advances timer to
next selection.
Press RESET while holding
down NEXT/ON/OFF
button to clear all previous
programming.
M+ ZONE+ YEAR+
Switch from one
program mode
to another.
Advances months in the
calendar mode.
Advances minutes in the
clock and program modes.
Advances years in the
calendar mode.
DAY/DST
HOUR+ YEAR-
Changes days when
setting calendar or
programming ON and
OFF times.
Press to select
automatic or manual
daylight savings time.
Subtracts years in the
calendar mode.
Advances hours in the
clock and program modes.
MODE
Fig. 1
CLOCK
MODE
PROGRAM
MODE
AUTOMATIC
MODE
CALENDAR
MODE
RANDOM
MODE
MANUAL
MODE
OFF
SETTING
AM or PM
INDICATOR
DAYS OF THE WEEK
ON
SETTING
PROGRAM #
AUTO
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Glossary of Terms
Astronomic Feature – The EJ500 Wall Switch Timer with Astronomic Feature automatically compensates for changes in the length of daylight throughout the year.
For example, the sunset in Chicago, IL varies from approximately 4:30 PM during December to approximately 9:00 PM during June. The EJ500 automatically
adjusts for changes in daylight. SET THE TIMER ONCE AND NO RESETTING, BECAUSE OF DAILY TIME CHANGES, IS REQUIRED.
Daylight Savings Time (DST) – The EJ500 timer has an automatic Daylight Savings Time feature. The AUTO setting will adjust for daylight savings time changes.
The MAN setting prevents automatic DST adjustments.
Program Zone – (See Fig 7) The Astronomic program divides the United States into 3 zones. The NORTH Zone refers to locations from Chicago, IL northward.
The CENTRAL zone refers to locations between Chicago, IL and southern Missouri. The SOUTH zone refers to locations south of Missouri.
SUNUP – When using the Astronomic feature, the morning sunrise is automatically calculated by the timer. However, the exact sunrise setting can vary from
area to area. The sunrise setting can be manually adjusted to match your exact sunrise time. Check your local newspaper or weather report for the exact
sunrise time in your area.
SUNSET – When using the Astronomic feature, the evening sunset time is automatically calculated by the timer. The same adjustment that is used for SUNUP
can be used for SUNSET.
Programming and Operating Instructions
Batteries
-EJ500 comes with two SR44/LR44 batteries
-To start the timer, pull the tab out from the bottom of the battery door (inside of the control cover). See Fig. 2.
HELPFUL HINTS. PLEASE READ BEFORE SETTING THE CALENDAR OR CLOCK:
1. If you wish to skip a programming step, such as SUNUP and SUNSET settings, press the MODE button to pass any section
of the program.
2. When you complete each step in setting the CALENDAR and ON/OFF times, press the NEXT On/Off button. The next
selection will flash on the display. In order to stop the flashing and enter your selection, press the applicable function button(s)
once, and then enter your selection.
Battery Tab
3. By pressing and holding any button, the display will advance rapidly.
4. In order for the Astronomic Feature and automatic DST settings to function properly, the CALENDAR settings must be
entered correctly.
5. In the event that the batteries are allowed to run down, or are removed for more than 15 seconds,
the timer will maintain the year, month, day and all prior programming settings.
If the batteries are replaced on the same day, only the time of day would
have to be re-entered.
Setting the Calendar
When the battery tab is pulled. The display will flash. See Figure 3
Press MODE to go to the Calendar (CAL) screen. See Fig 4.
Press YEAR+ once to stop the display from flashing.
Press YEAR+ until the correct year is displayed.
If you went past the proper year, press YEAR- to get to the correct year.
Press
Press
Press
Press
Fig. 2
MAN
AM
12:00 d
NEXT ON/OFF and the display will flash DATE.
M+ (MONTH) or DAY button to stop the display from flashing. See Fig 5.
M+ until the correct month is displayed.
DAY until the correct date is displayed.
Press NEXT ON/OFF to see DST, AUTO flashing display. See Fig 6.
Press DST button once to stop the flashing. Press DST for AUTO or MANUAL selection
(AUTO automatically will compensate for DST time changes; MANUAL requires a manual
adjustment or no adjustment).
ON
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Press NEXT ON/OFF to see ZONE, CENTR flashing display. See Fig 7
Press ZONE+ button once to stop the flashing. Press ZONE+ to choose NORTH,
CENTRAL, or SOUTH. SEE THE MAP TO FIND THE AREA OF THE COUNTRY
WHERE YOU ARE LIVING.
Fig. 6A
Fig. 7
Press NEXT ON/OFF. The display will flash between SUNUP and an AM time.
-If you wish to use the pre-programmed time setting, press NEXT to advance
to the SUNSET (DISPLAYED AS SNSET) setting.
-If you wish to adjust the calculated SUNUP setting, press HOUR+ or M+ button
once to stop the display from flashing. Using a local newspaper or weather
report to determine your exact SUNUP time, use HOUR+ and M+ to adjust the
SUNUP time to the proper hour and minute of sunrise.
Press NEXT ON/OFF to go to the SNSET setting. Follow the same directions as was
used for SUNUP.
The CALENDAR settings are now complete.
Setting the Time of Day
Press MODE to go to the Clock (CLK) settings. The display will flash with 12:00 AM.
Press HOUR+ to stop the flashing.
Press HOUR+ and M+ to set the current time in hours and minutes.
Make sure that AM and PM settings are correct.
Fig. 8
Note: The day of the week is shown at the bottom of the display. If you have not programmed the calendar settings,
be sure to also set the current day of the week while programming the current time. To do this, press DAY until the
correct day of the week is shown. The CLOCK settings are now complete.
Programming ON/OFF Times
Note: Programming ON/OFF Times
-There are two ways to program the EJ500 timer:
o You may program each desired ON/OFF setting by selecting specific times or
o You may use the ASTRO SUNUP or SUNSET settings.
-In order to use the ASTRO features you must have already followed all previous instructions.
-The EJ500 timer has up to 7 ON and 7 OFF settings.
-Each ON or OFF setting may be programmed to occur on any specific day, all days of the week, weekdays only, or weekends only.
For NON-ASTRO Event Settings:
Press MODE to go to the first PGM screen. See Fig.9
Use DAY, H+ and M+ buttons to set the days, hours and specific times that you would like the timer to turn ON.
(NOTE: Be sure the word ON is displayed when setting the ON time.)
Press NEXT ON/OFF to program an OFF time.
Repeat the same steps for all 7 ON/OFF operations, if required.
For ASTRO Event Settings:
Fig. 9
For automatic SNSET and SUNUP On/Off settings, press DAY to scroll through all the day options until SUNUP or SNSET is shown.
For ASTRO Event Settings:
For automatic SNSET and SUNUP On/Off settings, press DAY to scroll through all the day options until SUNUP or SNSET is shown.
SUNUP or SNSET can also be selected for specific days or groups of days by continuing to press DAY until the desired days are shown. SUNUP is always an
OFF event and SNSET is always an ON event.
NOTE: When pressing NEXT ON/OFF, the words ON and OFF will alternate below and above the numbers 1 – 7. These are the seven possible ON and OFF
settings. If you are setting the timer to turn ON and OFF only once per day, you would only need to program 1 ON and 1 OFF setting, with all seven days of the
week displayed.
You have now completed EVENT settings.
Selecting AUTO, AUTO RANDOM or MANUAL OPERATION
Press MODE. The display will read the current time and AUTO. To change to AUTO RAND or MANUAL, press MODE.
-AUTO turns the timer ON and OFF according to your settings.
-AUTO RAND turns the timer ON and OFF with +/- 20 minutes of the programmed. This feature prevents your lights from turning ON and OFF at exactly the
same time everyday, giving your home a “lived-in” look.
-MANUAL maintains the program in memory but does not turn the timer ON or OFF according to the program. To return to the program, press the MODE button
until AUTO or AUTO RAND appears.
Congratulations! You have now completed setup of your EJ500.
Manual Override
There are two ways to override your EVENT settings:
Open the control cover and press the NEXT ON/OFF button.
Press the control cover.
The EVENT will be overridden until the next scheduled EVENT.
NOTE: It is suggested that the “air gap” switch not be used for daily ON/OFF switching. Continual use will speed up the depletion of the back-up batteries.
Replacing the Batteries
EJ500 uses two LR44/SR44 batteries. When the batteries are getting low, the
display will show LoBAT. To remove the batteries, open the control cover and with
the tip of a flat screwdriver, carefully pry the battery holder up. Replace the old
batteries with fresh batteries, placing them in the battery holder as shown in the
battery holder. See Fig 12. FIG 12 LINE ART BATTERY HOLDER). Firmly place the
battery holder into the switch.
Fig. 10
Other Installations
MULTISWITCH APPLICATIONS USING THE ELECTRONIC TIMER ARE WIRED DIFFERENTLY THAN
WHEN USING CONVENTIONAL TOGGLE SWITCHES. READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY.
Multiple timers may be mounted in adjacent junction box slots.
No derating is required for multiple timers.
Wiring diagram, 2 switch installation (3-way):
4 or more switch installation:
LOAD
JUMPER
For 4 or more switch installations use the preceding 3 switch installation diagram and wire 4-way switches
between the two 3-way switches.
BLUE
BLACK
LINE
NEUTRAL
TIMER
Note:THE REMOTE SWITCH(ES) MAY NOT FUNCTION RELIABLY WHEN THE ACCUMULATED WIRE
LENGTH TO THE REMOTE SWITCH(ES) EXCEEDS 100 FEET OR IF THE WIRING TO THE REMOTE
SWITCH(ES) IS BURIED UNDERGROUND. Consult factory for details.
COMMON
RED
3-WAY SWITCH
NOTE: For new construction or to replace a dimmer switch, a lighted switch, or a 3-way switch without screw
terminals, a single pole switch can be used at the remote location, as shown below.
Wiring diagram, 3 switch installation:
For 3 or more switch operation, AN ADDITIONAL WIRE MUST BE ADDED between the load and the timer.
The jumper wire is not required for these applications.
ADDITIONAL WIRE
LOAD
BLUE
BLACK
LINE
TIMER
NEUTRAL
RED
TWO 3-WAY SWITCHES
For existing 3 switch installations replace one 3-way switch with the timer and replace the 4-way switch with a
3-way switch.
Note: Used remote switches from a previous conventional installation may not function reliably with an electronic
timer. Try a brand new remote switch if function is intermittent.
LOAD MAINTENANCE
The manual “air gap”switch located at the top edge of EJ500is designed to turn power off for routine maintenance of the device being controlled (repairs, removing broken
bulbs, etc.
NOTE: It is suggested that the “air gap”switch not be used for daily ON/OFF switching. Continual use will speed up the depletion of the back-up batteries.
CAUTION: THIS TIMER SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PRECISION TIMING APPLICATIONS WHERE INACCURATE TIMING COULD HAVE DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES
(I.E., SUN LAMPS, SAUNA, ETC.)
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Timer is blank until any button is pushed, and display changes
between ON and OFF when pressing door, but light stays
OFF.
Bulb is missing, loose, disconnected or burned out. “Air
Gap”switch at upper edge of timer is switched off, or no power.
(Fuse or Circuit Breaker blown)
Make sure “Air Gap”switch is in it’s ON position (= SLID to
LEFT = slider in center of slot). Make sure bulb is good and that
there are no other switches, photo controls, etc., in the circuit
controlling the bulb. Make sure fuse or circuit breaker is on.
Timer does not switch but display is normal.
Timer not in AUTO, AUTO RAND(om), or MAN(ual) mode.
Use MODE pushbutton to select the desired operating mode.
Timer works manually but does not follow scheduled program.
Timer not in AUTO or AUTO RAND(om) mode.
Use MODE pushbutton to select AUTO or AUTO RAND
Timer won’t enter the AUTO or AUTO RAND modes when
MODE button is pushed.
Time of day and/or switching times are not programmed.
Make sure time of day and at least one scheduled activity are
programmed.
Timer switches at incorrect times or skips some switching
times.
Programmed schedule(s) are incorrect.
Review / Revise ALL 7 ON/OFF switching time pairs by repeatedly pushing the next NEXT/ON/OFF button while in PGM
mode.
Timer is in AUTO RAND(om) mode (Varies switching times up
to +/- 15 minutes).
Use MODE pushbutton to select AUTO mode.
When using a combination of Astronomic and Specific switching times, the timer switches at unexpected times or doesn't
switch when expected.
Conflicting Astronomic and Specific switching time settings.
Your timer automatically skips any conflicting ON EVENTS as
summer approaches to prevent unwanted operation of lights.
See “REMEDY”if you wish to identify and remove conflicting
settings.
Complete the steps under "Setting the Calendar" then temporarily change your timer's calendar setting to June 21st. Now
review the SUNUP and SNSET times by pushing the
NEXT/ON/OFF button. Make sure your Specific ON or OFF
time settings won't interfere with these Astronomic switching
times. Be sure to change the date back to today's date when
you're done.
Load state doesn’t match programmed state immediately after
programming the time or schedule.
Timer does not “catch up” to the programmed load state. The
load will remain in it’s state prior to entering the PGM mode.
The timer will begin following the scheduled program at the
next contrary ON/OFF time.
After entering your schedules or the time, then returning to
the AUTO modes, push the next NEXT/ON/OFF button to
change the load state if necessary.
Load only operates when the remote (3-way) switch is in one
position or timer ignores the remote switch.
Remote switch is wired incorrectly.
Recheck wiring, especially for the jumper, per “Installation
Instructions - 3-Way Switch” and “Other Installations”.
Timer ignores remote (3-way) switch even though it is wired
correctly.
Excessive length of wire (greater than 100 feet) or buried
wiring to the remote switch.
Eliminate condition, replace the buried cable, do without the
remote switch, or consult factory for other options.
Remote switch is defective or worn out.
Replace remote switch.
Load turns off immediately after being turned on.
Remote switch or timer wired incorrectly, excessive length of
wire (greater than100’) or buried wiring to remote switch, or
defective timer.
If the problem persists with the timer’s red wire disconnected
or with a ‘remote’ switch temporarily connected right at the
timer, replace the defective timer, otherwise try the above
remedies.
Battery holder is difficult to snap in place
Batteries not seated in holder, holder misaligned, or contact
tabs of holder are bent.
Seat the batteries, then install the holder with the notch facing
down.
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
If within one (1) year from the date of purchase, this product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, Intermatic Incorporated will repair or replace it, at its sole option, free of
charge. This warranty is extended to the original household purchaser only and is not transferable. This warranty does not apply to: (a) damage to units caused by accident, dropping or
abuse in handling, acts of God or any negligent use; (b) units which have been subject to unauthorized repair, opened, taken apart or otherwise modified; (c) units not used in accordance with instructions; (d) damages exceeding the cost of the product; (e) sealed lamps and/or lamp bulbs, LED’s and batteries;
(f) the finish on any portion of the product, such as surface and/or weathering, as this is considered normal wear and tear; (g) transit damage, initial installation costs, removal costs, or
reinstallation costs.
INTERMATIC INCORPORATED WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY MODIFIED TO EXIST ONLY AS CONTAINED IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND SHALL BE OF THE SAME DURATION AS THE WARRANTY
PERIOD STATED ABOVE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
This warranty service is available by either (a) returning the product to the dealer from whom the unit was purchased, or (b) mailing the product, along with proof of purchase, postage
prepaid to the authorized service center listed below. This warranty is made by: Intermatic Incorporated/After Sales Service/7777 Winn Rd., Spring Grove, Illinois 60081-9698/815-6757000 http://www.intermatic.com Please be sure to wrap the product securely to avoid shipping damage.
INTERMATIC INCORPORATED
SPRING GROVE, ILLINOIS 60081-9698
158EJ11853
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