Rated 2.3 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 1 out of 5Â by timt programming is a huge trouble
The programming should not be designed this way. Yes, people need long range timer settings but you should hire a more competent person to design it. My brother returned it, I programmed one but I really don't enjoy this experience. Suggest not to buy this or other similar Wood timer.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LocalBuyer Works well, but harder to program than mechanical timers
Maybe I'm a genius (haha, NOT!) but I managed to program it without reading the manual first. There's a mechanical version of this timer, which is quite a bit easier to set up, and is cheaper too. I use digital timer for the things that need more time accuracy and multiple on/off schedules. If you don't need these, buy the mechanical timer.
. The 2 outlets on the 2 sides can't be programmed separately. They must both be on or both off.
. There are 7 schedules available. Each of which can turn on and off either daily, a certain day of the week, weekdays only, or weekend only.
. Takes up only 1 wall outlet. It doesn't cover the other outlet.
. During initial time/date setup, it asks for a couple of wierd things: north/central/south hemisphere and time of sunrise/sunset.
. The "Resume" button is mislabeled. It should be called "Reset" instead.
Tip: It works even after removed from the wall, perhaps because of an internal battery inside. If your wall outlet is too low on the ground to be programmed at a comfortable position, you can remove it and program it at your desk.
December 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Mash HORRIBLE TO PROGRAM
NOT INTUITIVE. BUY SOMETHING ELSE. NOT INTUITIVE. BUY SOMETHING ELSE. NOT INTUITIVE. BUY SOMETHING ELSE.
April 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by tmrkga1300 Too hard to program and understand.
I consider myself fairly technologically savvy for a woman my age, (which i won't tell) but I have had a lot of trouble programming this particular timer. I finally got all the times set for various days of the week, but then you have to put it in the "mode" you want. That's where it loses me. It can be "On", or "On Auto", or "On RDM", or "Off", or "Off RDM".
I finally searched and found that RDM means random +- 30 minutes. Okay, so i get "On RDM" but 'Off RDM" makes no sense to me. If it is "Off RDM" then is it back on Auto? Oh well, I wouldn't recommend this timer. I would look for one that is simpler. It does have multiple settings so you can have things come on at different times several times a day, or you can have it set for the same time every day, etc. But it's still a pain to program.
November 6, 2013