Control Appliance Power Use Automatically
The Powertech Digital Mains Timer with LCD can be programmed for a full week of operation. It plugs into a standard 10A wall socket and has the following features:
- Set time of day, and day of the week on/off periods, down to 1 minute time increments.
- Programmed, Countdown, Manual and Random modes.
- Clear LCD screen.
- Battery backup so you won't lose settings if you move it to a new wall socket, or if there is a blackout.
A More Advanced, Weekly Timer Switch
Basic timer switches are great when you want to automate appliance use over a 24 hour period only. But there are many situations where additional control is beneficial (over an entire week). Here are some examples:
- Switch off printers and copiers overnight and on weekends.
- Run water coolers or drinks fridges only during peak times.
- Schedule bedside lamps to wake you up on weekday mornings.
- Control lights and appliances for indoor automation, security, or energy saving.
Specifications - 7 Day Programmable Mains Timer Switch
|220-240V AC (50Hz)
|-10 to 40°C
|Within 1 minute per month
|100 hours settings retained with device unplugged
|130mm x 56mm x 70mm (H x W x D)
|2 years from Reduction Revolution (1 year manufacturers warranty)
|Manufacturers Description: PowerTech Digital Mains Timer with LCD; Order Code: MS6114; Barcode: 9319236705131
|Installation Guide (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much power does the timer use in standby?
When switched on at the wall socket, the timer uses 0.70 watts to power itself.
How does the timer function outside of manually programmed modes?
Programmed settings will operate when the timer is in 'Auto' mode. Outside of this, the timer can be set to 'Manual Off' (power output is always off) or 'Manual On' (power output is always on).
How many on/off periods can be programmed?
A total of 10 on periods and 10 off time periods can be programmed in, each applying to a specific day of the week or group of days per week. See the Installation Guide (PDF) for more detail.
What is the 'Random' function?
This will switch any connected device on and off at random intervals. An example use would be to connect a lamp and run it in 'Random' mode while on holiday, to make your home look occupied.
Works well and easy to program. You just need to put on manual on first then switch to auto while plugged in.
I use this battery backed timer to control an electrical load for our home solar system. I chose this one in lieu of another brand which switches off after a power failure.
was a bit fiddly to programme and instructions not overly clear. but once done it works well.
Found it far to difficult to programme.
I've actually got several of these and find them very reliable. Easy to deal with RR and very fast delivery.
the body covers the on/off switch so it is necessary to turn power point switch on before plugging the timer in. Initially found programing difficult to understand.
This has proved to be an excellent product. Its range of timer settings is great and once you get the hang of working through the various setting options, it is a breeze to use. The item was so good, that a second was purchased a week or two after operating with the initial purchase.
Easy to use instructions working for what I need well
Absolutely perfect and so easy to set too.
Would highly recommend this product