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Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« on: September 19, 2016, 02:23:36 PM »
Let me start...

I'm trying to find an idea so that we can take an afternoon nap and the old fashioned chime should not disturb...
I was thinking of something like these spring wound switches https://www.zoro.com/search?q=Spring-Wound+Timers

But for reverse use, it should be off for the duration of the timer, so let's say I wound the timer for 1 hour during that time there will be NO power to the chime, when the hour is over power is returned.
Is there any hack  ;) for this?
 
I would appreciate any help or better solutions regarding this
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 08:16:42 PM »
How about a Do Not Disturb sign?

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 08:21:43 PM »
Simple solution, - get a "shabbos clock",

https://www.amazon.com/iPower-GLTIME-Increments-Protection-Construction/dp/B00BDGHJK4/

plug the 12v or 24v transformer that powers up the chime/doorbell into it, and have it only be powered the hours you choose.

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 09:55:32 PM »
How about a Do Not Disturb sign?

Doesn't work in my zip code  ;)

Simple solution, - get a "shabbos clock",

https://www.amazon.com/iPower-GLTIME-Increments-Protection-Construction/dp/B00BDGHJK4/

plug the 12v or 24v transformer that powers up the chime/doorbell into it, and have it only be powered the hours you choose.
It's not the same time everyday and I'm looking for a set it and forget it solution, I can as well make a simple on/off switch but then I will forget to turn it back on.

From what I learned till now a NC relay should do the trick but I will need some guidance to accomplish that
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 10:48:43 PM »
I actually found there are SPDT models in the manual it shows an option for reverse action switching http://www.intermatic.com/~/media/intermatic/documentation/timers/spring_wound/fd_ff_instructions.pdf
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 01:56:37 PM »
Simple solution, - get a "shabbos clock",

https://www.amazon.com/iPower-GLTIME-Increments-Protection-Construction/dp/B00BDGHJK4/

plug the 12v or 24v transformer that powers up the chime/doorbell into it, and have it only be powered the hours you choose.

I am missing something, with what will you have the chime know if your napping if its a different time every day?

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 01:58:48 PM »
I am missing something, with what will you have the chime know if your napping if its a different time every day?
Before napping i wind the timer two let's say 2  hours
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 10:27:52 AM »
I ended up installing a intermatic SPDT
Been enjoying it for months now
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 12:45:37 PM »
I ended up installing a intermatic SPDT
Been enjoying it for months now
you've been enjoying the new intermatic clock or the naps? ;)
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 01:03:16 PM »
you've been enjoying the new intermatic clock or the naps? ;)
Undisturbed naps
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2018, 04:35:05 PM »
Whats the difference between the three?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SOZI2Y/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AP92N2/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D5YET7I/

Looking to get the exact the same as attached, sunset/sunrise led compatible (previous versions had some issues with LED) to be used with chandelier with incandescent bulbs TIA.

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 08:46:33 PM »
Whats the difference between the three?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SOZI2Y/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AP92N2/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D5YET7I/

Looking to get the exact the same as attached, sunset/sunrise led compatible (previous versions had some issues with LED) to be used with chandelier with incandescent bulbs TIA.


I got my answer:
some timers work without a neutral wire therefore they need a minimum wattage to pass the timer in order for it to work (I don't yet understand how) these timers don't work well with low voltage/wattage bulbs IE cfl/led bulbs since there's not enough current passing the wire.
the newer models have there own circuit therefore requires a neutral wire too and works on all types of bulbs.

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 09:00:50 PM »
 Is there a standard wire type for intercoms & security cam? I'm buying by a new development and afraid they might rip me off so I just want to get the wiring done now and add intercoms & cams later

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2018, 09:17:30 PM »
Is there a standard wire type for intercoms & security cam? I'm buying by a new development and afraid they might rip me off so I just want to get the wiring done now and add intercoms & cams later

Depending on your Security camera and intercom, Most modern day Intercoms and Security cameras are using CAT5 or CAT6.

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2018, 09:23:18 PM »
Depending on your Security camera and intercom, Most modern day Intercoms and Security cameras are using CAT5 or CAT6.

Thanks

Say standard intercoms (no clue what is used nowadays) and a Camera system (either with my own drive or a cloud service) +  Nest/ring doorbell - I should just wire with Cat6 and i'm fine?