Electrical Wiring in the Home/Outdoor lights timer


I have two outdoor lights currently controlled by a double wall switch in the house. I would like to put both on a timer. Can I put 2 switches on the same timer or can each timer only handle one switch? Also, are there switch covers to accommodate the change either way? Thanks for your time.

Yes, you can put both on one timer, as long as the two lights combined do not exceed the rating of the timer, which is unlikely.  One wire should go to both switches, this is your feed (line) wire. The other two black wires should go to the lights, which you would connect together and connect to the load side of timer.  I am not sure what kind of plate your timer takes, but you can get all kids of switch plates from electrical supply houses, or online.
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Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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