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Economical and Flexible Solution for Many General-Purpose Time Delay Applications
Elk 960 Delay Timer/Relay
Elk 960 Delay Timer/Relay
Elk 960 Delay Timer/Relay
Item# 7279
Price: $29.21
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  • Trigger signal closes contacts for preset duration (1 sec to 60 min) then opens
  • SPDT relay rated @ 7A, 30VDC
  • Trigger voltage 4.5-24VDC 1.2mA
  • 12VDC or 24VDC setting

Essential Info

Convert a momentary or continuous trigger signal into a timed output with the Delay Timer/Relay. Use the Delay Timer/Relay with standard PIR motion detectors to control lighting. Use with X10 Universal Module trigger inputs to control watering systems.The Delay Timer/Relay's timed off provides a fail safe off. It can also be effectively used as a door strike hold timer. The Delay Timer/Relay's pulse setting converts a continuous trigger signal into a pulsating ON/OFF signal. Ideal for flashing lights


What's Included

  • 1x - Delay Timer/Relay
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer ELK
    Manufacturer Product No. ELK-960
    Dimensions3 inches x 2.2 inches x 1 inch (Fits Standard Snap Track)
    Time Settings1 second ~ 60 minutes
    Relay Contact Ratings7A @ 30 VDC

    10A @ 125 VAC
    Operating Voltage12 to 24 Volts D.C.
    Trigger Voltage4.5 – 24 Volts D.C.
    Input Trigger Current1.2 mA
    Current Draw with Relay On40mA
    Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Lifetime Warranty, call for details

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.
    Manufacturer contact information: ELK Products Inc, Tel: (800) 797-9355


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    5 star: 69%  (43)
    4 star: 21%  (13)
    3 star: 3%  (2)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 6%  (4)
    Average Customer Rating
    (62 customer ratings)
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    RICHARD -- bay city, MI   4/8/2013
    I use this product regularly,works great.
    RYAN -- mclean, VA   1/13/2013
    Works good but we'll see how it works it inclement weather. I have them rigged up to work my motion decoys for waterfowl hunting.
    STEPHEN -- seattle, WA   1/8/2013
    The unit does perform as described; and quite well - however - there are two caveats: 1) If the supply voltage drops below 12VDC and the unit is in the 'delay in break' mode, the relay will remain activated. 2) As was mentioned by another reviewer: "WARNING: This unit pulses the relay once when power is first applied". And the length of the "pulse" is determined by the setting of the adjustible delay potentiometer.
    LARRY -- sparks, NV   3/24/2012
    Once we found the proper configuration for our application the unit works superbly. Thank you Larry
    GREG -- walnutport, PA   11/4/2011
    it kind of works bad product description. relay changes state immediately no mater what the jumper position is. then begins to time.
    ANTHONY M. -- dover, DE   6/16/2011
    In one word: Excellent!
    VAN -- arvada, CO   5/26/2011
    Flexible design and worked with my prototype systems.
    CHARLES -- hillsburgh, ON   5/24/2011
    Works Great!
    FRANK -- glendale, CA   5/2/2011
    Excellent product, worked exactly as advertised. It's worth more than I paid for it. The instructions were great with examples of each type of application, I just picked the proper one and wired it to that configuration and it worked the first time.
    Anthony M. Salvatore -- dover, De   4/20/2011
    This little timer and relay is fantastic and it fit just perfect in a two gang wire mold box. I have my n/o contact to set off the siren for 25 seconds then it cut off the siren then set off the indicator light to show that the siren has been set off. I just love it everything you want all in one unit for a great price too. Mr. Anthony M. Salvatore Dover, Delaware
    TIM -- seaside, CA   4/15/2011
    Perfect for my app. Good price.
    JEFF -- kirkland, WA   12/27/2010
    Great relay, took me a while to get the right configuration. Would have been nice to have either the diode included or a jumper with one built into the board.
    MYRON -- harrisburg, PA   11/8/2010
    your product is satisfactoy and i would your service agian. thank you
    ERIC -- sacramento, CA   5/12/2010
    This Delay Timer is awesome! compact, easy to use. One can also wire multiple delay timers with each other to produce time variations. Fast delivery, worth the money. Thank you!
    KEN -- smithfield plains, XX   4/5/2010
    Hi, I tried to send an email earlier but for some reason it was blocked, but anyway I thought your service in regards to purchase & delivery was excellent. The responce times from your tech. people is slow which in hand slowed my purchase time or maybe reluctance to purchase. That was the only down side. I would purchase from you in the future if the requirement arises, but the tech. responces need to be a lot quicker. The device does exactly what I thought it would do, but it was a gamble at the time. The cost I though was quite good. Regards Ken Clark
    KEVIN -- piscataway, NJ   3/13/2010
    I installed this for a door access control system. The manual exit button, per fire code, requires a minimum 30 second delay. Simple installation with 12/24v. I'll be buying more of these in the future.
    Sanford Lindstrom -- seattle, Washington   1/14/2010
    I amsatisfied with the relay, however the relay can be used either in the time delay mode or the flashing mode, but not both at the same time. When in the flashing mode the relay flashes continuously as long as the unit has power regardless of the trigger signal. I am going to have to buy another one of these to have the flashing mode only for the delay period. Both the item description and more importantly the online and instructions packed with the unit are not clear on this point. Other than my project being more complex and more costly than anticpated it work fine.
    DIEGO PEREZ -- hialeah, FL   12/17/2009
    Based on what this product is supposed to do, it should fit my project just right, however this is a long and slow project and it will be some time before I can actually try it out. Hope it works as good as it's advertised.
    RICHARD A -- canoga park, CA   12/6/2009
    Delivered timer very fast. Would do business with them again.
    DENNIS -- saginaw, MI   11/1/2009
    Great inexpensive way to make an alarm system. Good documentation, simple instructions. A good deal.

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