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Maestro 600-Watt Light/3 Amp Fan Timer - Light Almond

  • Use with 3A exhaust fans to reduce moisture & mildew in bathrooms
  • Only works with incandescent and halogen bulbs; 600W
  • Tap on to start timer, use rocker to adjust countdown time
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Product Overview

The Maestro Countdown Timer helps you save money and energy by automatically turning off the lights and fans after a preset time. Using the Maestro Countdown Timer on bathroom exhaust fans can reduce the chance of a costly mold problem, and timers attached to garage lights can add an extra layer of safety when you return home at night. Use the large tap switch to turn the timer on and off, and use the rocker on the side to set the timer to the desired time-out option, anywhere from 5-60 minutes. Softly lit orange LEDs indicate the time remaining before turn-off. Save energy by using the Maestro Countdown Timer in closets, attics, basements, and other low-traffic areas to ensure the light is never left on for a long time. Exhaust fan must meet 0.3-amp minimum load requirement to be compatible; substitute MA-T51MN (item #742099) if the exhaust fan load is minimum 0.05-amp. Coordinating Claro wall plates and accessories sold separately.
  • For use with incandescent and halogen bulbs only
  • Saves energy by automatically turning off a fan or light
  • Use with exhaust fans to reduce moisture, mold and mildew in bathrooms
  • Use with lighting to ensure lights are never left on for a long period of time
  • Controls a 3 Amp fan or up to 600-Watt and VA (5 Amp) of incandescent and halogen or magnetic low-voltage lighting
  • Tap on to start timer, touch rocker to adjust countdown time
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Timer TypeDigitalDigitalDigitalDigital
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorIndoorIndoorIndoor
Electrical FeaturesProgrammableIndicator Light,ProgrammableIndicator Light,ProgrammableIndicator Light,Programmable
Amperage (amps)5555
Wattage (watts)600600600600
Mounting TypeIn-WallIn-WallIn-WallIn-Wall
Compatible Bulb TypeHalogen,IncandescentHalogen,IncandescentHalogen,IncandescentHalogen,Incandescent
Voltage120 volt120 volt120 volt120 volt
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.4
Product Height (in.)
5.8
Product Width (in.)
4

Details

Amperage (amps)
5
Color Family
Beige
Color/Finish
Light Almond
Compatible Bulb Type
Halogen,Incandescent
Electrical Features
Programmable
Electrical Product Type
Timer
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum time setting (min.)
60
Mounting Type
In-Wall
Rating
General Purpose
Returnable
90-Day
Timer Type
Digital
Voltage
120 volt
Wattage (watts)
600

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

35Questions16Answers

Can I use this timer with Panasonic FV-0510VSL1 WhisperValue-DC 50/80/100 CFM Bathroom Exhaust Fan with LED Light in White. Thank you

Asked by Bulik2018 December 15, 2020
1
Answer

The MA-T51 has a minimum load rating of .3 amps. Many newer exhaust fans do not meet this minimum load requirement. Instead, Lutron suggests the MA-T51MN, which has a minimum load rating of .05 amps. The MA-T51MN does require a neutral connection. Lutron recommends reviewing the wiring in the wallbox to see if a neutral is present.

Will this work with a wall mounted towel warmer? Warmer specs say it draws 70 watts, similar to a...

Asked by PFerreira December 1, 2020
1
Answer

The MA-T51 is rated for 300w incandescent/halogen lights or 3 amps for general purpose fans. Currently at this time, Lutron has not tested this timer with a heater and cannot guarantee compatibility. Thank you for your inquiry. Please reach out to our Support Team at support@Lutron.com or by phone at 1 (844) 588-7661 for additional assistance.

Will this switch work one side of a 3 way switch setup running a bathroom fan with specifications of .03 amps and 26.9 watts? Thanks

Asked by Jwb5858 October 28, 2020
1
Answer

The MA-T51 is a single pole only timer control. Instead, Lutron recommends the MA-T51MN, which requires a neutral connection and that the second switch be replaced for a companion (MA-AS). Review the wiring diagram here for this timer: https://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/368-4493_Page_18.pdf

What is the difference between midnight and brown? Im trying to match dark antique bronze plates and switches.

Asked by Jwb5858 July 23, 2020
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Answer

"Midnight" is a satin black where as "brown" is a glossy finish. Please reach out to our Support Team at support@Lutron.com or by phone at 1 (844) 588-7661 if you would like a color chip set to help in the color decision process.

Will this work on a Panasonic fan with less than 3 amps?

Asked by Plumber July 4, 2020
1
Answer

The MA-T51 has a minimum load rating of .3 amps. Lutron recommends confirming the Panasonic fan would meet this minimum load requirement. Lutron also offers the MA-T51MN, which is a neutral based version of the same timer. The minimum load for the MA-T51MN is .05 amps.

Can this timer be used for an attic fan?

Asked by BBQ May 4, 2020
3
Answers

The MA-T51 is rated for a maximum of 3 amps of general purpose fan load. Please refer to the install guide here for additional information and to see if your attic fan would be a suitable load for this timer: http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/030104103A.pdf.

Can I replace my twist button timer that my bathroom jacuzzi tub is operated by with this?

Asked by Cozy March 30, 2020
1
Answer

The MA-T51 is rated for 5 amps of lighting load or 3 amps general purpose fan load. Lutron recommends making sure the jacuzzi tub does not draw more amperage than these ratings.

I brought this and its not working for " Panasonic model #FV-11VQ5", load turns on and off repeat...

Asked by novice December 22, 2019
1
Answer

I'm also running into this issue - going to try the "low voltage" version.

Are there any illuminated indicator lights when the timer is in the OFF position? How visible are...

Asked by Sr July 23, 2019
3
Answers

Yes, a small orange light that marks the timer setting. Barely pinpoint sized. I don't think it can be disabled.

Does this require a neutral?

Asked by Homer July 10, 2019
3
Answers

No it does not require a neutral. It requires a ground.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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  • 85% recommend this product
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Excellent! Controls new bathroom exhaust fan. Has a clean, elegant...
Excellent! Controls new bathroom exhaust fan. Has a clean, elegant design. Perhaps more importantly, functional simplicity :)
by Dan
Worked perfectly, nice color match (plenty of colors to choose from), simple to install, easy to ...
Worked perfectly, nice color match (plenty of colors to choose from), simple to install, easy to operate and nice features: - override for turning full on/off. - slow flashing light to which time is in use. - fast flashing light, final minute count down. - indicator lights NOT overbearing bright. - indicator stays on last timer setting used. - ease of switching between times. We love these units....we installed 3 of these to replace our standard on/off switches in our 3 of our bath rooms.
by Kenny
More than one model
Lutron advises on their web page that if you have a low current draw then this model may not work correctly (ours turns fan on and off repeatedly) so for low wattage applications they recommend the MA-T51 model.
by Elderchuck
2 people found this helpful
40 Watt Minimum Load
I should have read the reviews, but the package should also indicate it has a: 40 Watt minimum load. Below a 40W draw this switch will cycle on/off in short bursts. Does not work for my Panasonic WhisperQuiet bathroom fans (10.8W). Shouldn’t have thrown the packaging away now I’m stuck with a unit that I can’t use. 2-Stars instead of 1 because it works as advertised with my Hunter light/fan combo.
by Fish
Response from LutronFeb 3, 2020
We're sorry to hear about your experience, Fish. The Maestro MA-T51 countdown timer has a minimum load requirement of 0.3A for fans and 40W for incandescent or halogen light bulbs. Some new, energy efficient exhaust fans draw less energy and do not meet that 0.3A minimum load.  If you have a new fan that doesn't meet the 0.3A minimum load, you might try the Maestro MA-T51MN countdown timer (Home Depot sku: 204655149). This timer will typically work better with newer fans because it has a 0.05A minimum load requirement for fans and 5W for incandescent or halogen light bulbs. However, the MA-T51MN does require a neutral connection (which allows for the lower minimum load).

If you still have questions or concerns, we're happy to help. Please give us a call at 1-844-LUTRON1. We're here 24/7, so feel free to reach out any time, day or night.
Matt @ Lutron Support lutron
5 people found this helpful
This countdown switch worked perfectly for the exhaust fan in our laundry room. It was easy to i...
This countdown switch worked perfectly for the exhaust fan in our laundry room. It was easy to install and easy to select the time desired for the fan to run.
by Craig
The switch was easy enough to wire in, the only problems I experienced involved the limits of my ...
The switch was easy enough to wire in, the only problems I experienced involved the limits of my own house wiring. Controls the fans in our bathrooms for humidity control. Being able to set the time as 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes, and have it repeating, as well as turning it on to run until manually turned off is a great advantage.
by TDM
Response from THD-CSJun 5, 2019
"Hi TDM! Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you are finding the device versatile and suitable for your specific needs! "
Ordered the timer to control fan in our bath room. Unfortunately, it did not work the timer whe...
Ordered the timer to control fan in our bath room. Unfortunately, it did not work the timer when was on gave a spin to fan (model Nutone ZN80), but just for a few seconds then fan stopped. Installed it on outdoor light line. Works well there! Buy but with reservation that it may not work for you as advertised :\
by Mira
Response from THD-CSOct 19, 2018
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is, "​We are sorry to hear that, Mira! This timer does have a 40W minimum load so your Nutone fan may not be meeting this requirement. If this is the case, we would suggest using the neutral-based version, model MA-T51MN-WH. Or if you would like to discuss this particular application more with a specialist, give our Support team a call at 844-LUTRON1. We are available 24/7 so feel free to call anytime, day or night.  Steve @ Lutron Support "
1 person found this helpful
This timer switch looks much better than many of its competitors. I also like that you can just t...
This timer switch looks much better than many of its competitors. I also like that you can just tap it to turn it on, and the previous time is restored; double-tap to keep on is also a nice feature. I've only had it for a couple of months, so I can't yet speak for its reliability, but it seems well-made.
by Barron
1 person found this helpful
Note: This timer requires a load of at least 40 watts to operate properly. It does not require a...
Note: This timer requires a load of at least 40 watts to operate properly. It does not require a neutral (white) wire when you wire it up. I purchased this timer for my bathroom fan. I had installed a 100 CFM Delta Whisper quiet fan, quiet and low power consumption. When I connected this timer to the fan, it started up, then slowed down, then cycled fast and slow every second or two. I checked the directions again, and found an issue in the troubleshooting section - this timer needs to be connected to a fan that draws at least .3 amp or 40 watts. I removed the timer and connected it to a different, larger fan in another bathroom. Here it works OK. Strangely, as it reaches the end of it's time interval, the fan stops, then runs for about 10 more seconds, then shuts off. The unusual operation and wiring arrangement of this timer leaves me a little uncomfortable. We'll see how long it lasts. I think the outside packaging should indicate that this timer needs a 40 watt load to function so the customer knows if it will work.
by Ken
29 people found this helpful
Great timer switch
I have a number of Lutron switches and have been very pleased with them. This timer switch replaced a standard single pole switch wired to a vent fan for a guest bathroom. The push-in terminals made the installation a snap, but there are also screw terminals if you need. The timer allows you to set it from 5 to 60 minutes, plus just on, using the rockers on the side, which are easy to see from the indicator lights on the front of the switch. I set this one for 10 minutes and it was accurate from my test. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that the push plate on the front of the switch was upside down when I took it out the packaging. But luckily I was able to pop it off and flip it around. Overall this is a nice timer switch.
by Diyer88
3 people found this helpful
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