If its a standard three prong plug, they are limited to 15 amps. (~1600-1800
watts) and from what I hear, they pull every last watt they can.
For the sake of saving the timer, I would have the timer triger a relay with
a contact rating of 20 amps minimum. Its something I have always wanted to
build, but never had a use for such a "heavy duty" timer.
As Trey pointed out, three-prong limits it to 15 amp max. You can purchase
"heavy duty" appliance timers rated up to 15 amp -- make sure it's
three-prong, don't try to rig up two-prong with a grounding wire....
I am still not a fan of the "tight tollerences" that are used these days in
terms of what will technically fit through a wire. Most extention cords are
not big enough to run at the posted load. We have a little Black and Decker
leaf blower that I use and the extention cord gets warm after a few minutes
of use. Not a good sign.
Here we go!!! Hard wire this beast to an outlet and your set!
Oh, never mind the Links are not working correctly.
Ref my first link posted.
www.homedepot.com (Internet/Catalog # 326850 Store SKU# 497436)
my second idea, with a hard wired outlet.
www.homedepot.com (Internet/Catalog # 163047 Store SKU# 194948)
Looks like http://www.intermatic.com/ are the folks for timers
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