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How to Program a Honeywell 7-day Solar Timer Switch

We digitally recreated the Honeywell 7-day Solar Timer Switch to provide an animated visual programming guide.

Each menu includes the entirety of information from Honeywell’s written instructions to fully explain what each function does, how to make adjustments, and how to apply a setting.

Video Chapters
00:40
Mode Menu
01:41
Time Menu
04:15
Configuration Menu
06:38
Program Menu
11:41
Keypad Lock
12:23
Reset to Default Settings
Honeywell Solar Timer Switch Comparison
Model Load Type Max Load Min Load Incandescent Halogen Fluorescent CFL and LED Motors Product Page Purchase
RPLS540A – RPLS541A single pole • 3-way lighting 500 W 40 W Visit Honeywell Buy now from Amazon
RPLS740B – RPLS741B single pole • motor 1800 W • .75 hp motor • 1440 W Tungsten none Visit Honeywell Buy now from Amazon
TI072 – Aube single pole • 3-way lighting • motor 1800 W • 1 hp motor • 1440 W Tungsten none Visit Honeywell Buy now from Amazon
PLS550A – PLS551A single pole • 3-way lighting 500 W 40 W Visit Honeywell Buy now from Amazon
PLS750 – PLS751 single pole • 3-way lighting • motor 1800 W • 1 hp motor • 1440 W Tungsten none Visit Honeywell Buy now from Amazon

* Check local home improvement and electrical / lighting retailers for availability.
** Motor applicable switches include uses for: block heaters, fans, pool filter pumps.
*** Product availability and specs may change. Check manufacturers website for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

All the programming features are the same, along with the design. Only the warranty and load vary.

For example, Honeywell customer service said, “The RPLS740 is a retail switch, which has 1 year warranty on it. This switch is not compatible with 3-way switching wire configuration. It is retail unit available at any retail stores. The PLS750 is a trade switch, which has 3 years warranty from date of installation. This switch is compatible with 3-way switching wire configuration. Its available through any HVAC licensed contractor”.

No, the Honeywell RPLS540A/541A and PLS550A/551A light switch timers do not require a neutral wire.

The RPLS540A/541A and PLS550A/551A require a minimum load of 40 W, while the RPLS740B/RPLS741B, TI072, and PLS750/751 switches don’t have a minimum load.

Aube Technologies – a Honeywell company, targets the Canadian market, but are the exact same as their Honeywell counterparts, with a different part number.

Update: The Aube timer switches no longer have a separate website and are now rolled into the Honeywell website and product line.

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