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time switch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electrical
time switchˈtime switch noun [countable]  TEESTART something/MAKE something STARTan electronic control that can be set to start or stop a machine at a particular time
Examples from the Corpus
time switchA time switch can accurately control the photoperiod.A time switch disconnects the heating coil after it has had time to warm the lock.A time switch is useful, but not essential.If an automatic time switch is available, this greatly simplifies the keeping of a regular lighting schedule.Use an automatic time switch on your lighting.
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