which timer switch to buy to control exhaust fan?

janesylviaSeptember 29, 2012

I'd like to buy a timer switch for the exhaust fan. The Levinton 1800W 10-20-30-60 minute timer sold on Amazon had many complaints of loud buzzing sound after several months to 3 years.

Leviton LTB60-1LZ Decora 1800W Incandescent/20A Resistive-Inductive 1HP Preset 10-20-30-60 Minute Countdown Timer Switch,White/Ivory/Light Almond

Homedepot sells Levinton 500W 10-20-30-60 minute timer. But reviews said it only works for incandescent light but not for exhaust fan.

Leviton 500-Watt 60-Minute Timer

I'd like to have a plate with GFCI outlets, dimmer switch to control lamps, and a timer switch to control exhaust fan (or just GFCI outlets and timer switch on one plate). But I could not find a proper timer switch. Any recommendation is greatly appreciated.

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Ron Natalie

You need the first one as I told you before. I have both version of this switch and have not observed the complaints given. Actually the Home Despot (or was it Lowe's)) here had both versions.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 10:46PM
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alan_s_thefirst

I've put one of these in one of my bathrooms and have another ready for the other when I finish it. I don't know if you can get it in the US, but it works well and is silent.

It works automatically when it senses humidity, but has a timer function when you hit the button. Not sure how long it runs.

http://www.dewstop.com/

Here is a link that might be useful: Dew Stop switch

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 2:22AM
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