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Household Quartz Timer question

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Andrew Scott, Aug 10, 2003.

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  1. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott Guest

    Hi all,
    Sorry if this is the wrong group, but I have read a simelar thread
    previously and thought I'd give it a shot. I live in a block of flats owned
    by the local council although I have bought my particular flat. The lights
    in the close, or stars keep coming on at 9PM when its light and go off at
    4AM when its dark. I had a wee look in the electrical cupboard downstairs
    which has fuses etc for all the lights and buzzers in all the flats.
    Anyways, there is a timer in there which is obviously for the lights. It is
    an analog number and has a dial with numbers for the time on it, and is only
    marked with "Quartz". It is about 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. Has
    anyone seen one of these before? If so, can anyone point me someplace that
    has instructions on how to change the on/off time, as the council want £60
    to sort it!!! Well, no, Im not paying hat for them to do something I could
    do.

    It dosent look very simple to operate to be honest, it has a space through
    which has the day on it, and isnt in any type of casing. I have also seen
    the very same timer used in an office where it has been situated directly
    next to a power socket, possibly so that everything turn off at 5PM when the
    places huts, I dont know.

    All help appreciated, BTW, I have done all relevent searches before posting
    this.
    Thanks,
    Andrew Scott
     
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