Installing a digital timer with an extra wire (4)

by Kathy
(Maple Grove, MN)

Digital Timer 3 wires hookup 1

Digital Timer 3 wires hookup 1

Digital Timer 3 wires hookup 1 Digital Timer 3 wires hookup 2 New Digital Timer 3 wires hookup Digital Timer Instructions

I am replacing a digital timer switch inside my home to turn off and on my outside porch light. Replacing one I do not like. It is for a single switch. The old switch (see two photos) has a black wire marked hot, a red wire marked load and a green wire marked ground wire. The new timer box has an extra wire; a black, red, blue and ground wire. Help! Looking at the directions (photo attached) I am guessing I connect the black to the hot, the blue to the load(this WAS the red wire on old timer box) and cap off the red? And copper is ground.

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Feb 16, 2017
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Installing a digital timer with an extra wire (4)
by: Gary

Kathy,

You are correct. Use Blue & Black wires only since it sounds like you are controlling only (1) light. The red wire is for a dual load setup (If you have more than (1) light). The copper connects to your ground wire or the box if it's metal. Sounds like your right on track for your new Porch light Timer.

Good Luck and Thanks for Visiting.

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