My previous iron had a feature it switches itself off when left alone for few minutes. However it died and it was a hassle to find parts, repair, so I decided buy another. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a similar iron which times-out when left alone, so ended up buying a normal iron. But I thought, timeout was a great feature, why not build outside and cameup with this.
Made out of e-bay and local electrical shop parts.
- 10 minute timer (https://www.ebay.com/itm/AC220V-240V-230V-Timing-Timer-Delay-Switch-Turn-Off-On-Board-Time-Relay-Module/252856616612?hash=item3adf6dc6a4:m:mjrsDLD5peXd8m_qyzHnFmA)
- Large push button switch with light (https://www.ebay.com/itm/60mm-LED-Light-Big-Round-Arcade-Video-Game-Player-Push-Button-Switch-Lamp-CLBD/232669572535?var=532144474564&hash=item362c2fedb7:m:m8qht6cLFDdYzamsM2iCdNg)
- Deep switch boxes
- wires, plug base, plug top,
- Blank switch box cover for fixing the switch.
Push with toe to switch on the iron.
Deep boxes come in singles. I had to glue the two together.
Inside the box.
Here is the wiring
One of the features of this is, the way it is wired. When it times-out, it completely cut power to itself. Timer runs with its own output. In order to power it on, you need to press the button.
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