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My timer stopped working and so I purchased a new one. I pulled the old one off and here are the specs of the old one: (It is likely at least 15 years old)

Single Pole Single Throw 20 Amp. “R” 120-277V. AC; 1250 W (10A) “T” 125V. AC; 16FLA, 72LRA, 120V. AC; 12 FLA, 2HP, 240V. AC

The New one has:

SPST 20 Amp “R” 120-277V. VAC, 1800 W. (15A) “T”, 120VAC, 1 H.P. – 120VAC 2HP -240 VAC. 360 VA 120/240 VAC

I know a little about electrical, know what most of the symbols mean and I think I am ok with using the new one as it is 20 Amp and 102-277V. Just concerned about the wattage rating, I am thinking because the new one is higher it will be fine, and the “T” stuff is a little different. Don’t know what the “R” and “T” mean.

The simple question is, will I be ok with the new timer?

Thanks.

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My timer stopped working and so I purchased a new one. I pulled the old one off and here are the specs of the old one: (It is likely at least 15 years old)

Single Pole Single Throw 20 Amp. “R” 120-277V. AC; 1250 W (10A) “T” 125V. AC; 16FLA, 72LRA, 120V. AC; 12 FLA, 2HP, 240V. AC

The New one has:

SPST 20 Amp “R” 120-277V. VAC, 1800 W. (15A) “T”, 120VAC, 1 H.P. – 120VAC 2HP -240 VAC. 360 VA 120/240 VAC

I know a little about electrical, know what most of the symbols mean and I think I am ok with using the new one as it is 20 Amp and 102-277V. Just concerned about the wattage rating, I am thinking because the new one is higher it will be fine, and the “T” stuff is a little different. Don’t know what the “R” and “T” mean.

The simple question is, will I be ok with the new timer?

Thanks.

Yes, All the spas I see using a timer to turn something on generally energize a coil to a relay. The coil take very little electric to be engerized. When coil is energized is moves a plunger that have heavy duty contacts that a pump or heater connect to.

You will be ok

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My timer stopped working and so I purchased a new one. I pulled the old one off and here are the specs of the old one: (It is likely at least 15 years old)

Single Pole Single Throw 20 Amp. “R” 120-277V. AC; 1250 W (10A) “T” 125V. AC; 16FLA, 72LRA, 120V. AC; 12 FLA, 2HP, 240V. AC

The New one has:

SPST 20 Amp “R” 120-277V. VAC, 1800 W. (15A) “T”, 120VAC, 1 H.P. – 120VAC 2HP -240 VAC. 360 VA 120/240 VAC

I know a little about electrical, know what most of the symbols mean and I think I am ok with using the new one as it is 20 Amp and 102-277V. Just concerned about the wattage rating, I am thinking because the new one is higher it will be fine, and the “T” stuff is a little different. Don’t know what the “R” and “T” mean.

The simple question is, will I be ok with the new timer?

Thanks.

Yes, All the spas I see using a timer to turn something on generally energize a coil to a relay. The coil take very little electric to be engerized. When coil is energized is moves a plunger that have heavy duty contacts that a pump or heater connect to.

You will be ok

Thanks for your help, thought so but wnated to be sure before I burn down my house.

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