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That looks like a good option for those timers and for a reasonable price. Would that work with other timers that don't have built-in IR illumination or would it really depend on the wavelength for the sensors used in those other timers?
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Yes, it would depend on a number of variables. One factor is the particular sensor and its peak wavelength and sensitivity (current produced for a given amount of light). Would also depend on the input circuitry on the timer - for example the resistance used and what voltage it is connected to. We pull-up to 3.3V, others may pull up to 5V. The pullup resistor is likely 1K up to 10K or more, I doubt anyone is below 1K Ohm. The sensor would have to produce enough current to work in the particular circuit topology.
Long answer to say yes, it depends.