Anti-short-cycle timer prevents premature cycling of compressors in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps, thereby reducing nuisance tripping of fuse or circuit breaker. When power is applied (i.e. thermostat closes), the load energizes. Removal of power begins the “lockout” and the time delay begins (i.e. locking out the compressor). The load is energized after the time delay expires. S1 option provides a 1-second delay before the load is energized. Delay On Make option delays the initial load output for up to 5 minutes.