Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dick A Quiet programmable unit that is easy to install and use.
Easy to install. Mounts to any standard single-width electrical outlet. Three factory-prepped color-coded wires are easily attached to the existing house wiring using wire nuts included in the package.
Silent operation is achieved by a synchronous motor that maintains perfect time with the 60 Hz household power.
Easily programmed in half-hour increments using self-contained pins which can be slid toward the outside edge of the dial where they snap in place.
To begin, rotate the dial clockwise to the correct current time. Then, slide out a pin at the desired start time. Next, slide out another pin for the desired stop time. Now slide out all the intervening pins in between the start and stop points to create an operating time zone.
If multiple time zones are required, they can be created in the same manner.
March 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by michael1234 in wall timer
simple timer and simple wiring , since i'm an electrician it was simple enough for me, but the product doesn't work . set it up to turn my lights on at 5:00 pm and turn off at midnite, well for the last three days that i have installed this product, it turn on my lights at the set time of 5:00pm but would not turn off at the set time of midnite. so for the last three days i had to turn off the lights each monrning before leavin the house, the timer works but it doesn't have enough power to turn off the lights at midnite, have to turn off the lights myself , i would not recommend this product , what ever happen to intermatic?
November 23, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HarleyD Timer failures
Too many failures. Rotating wheel jams up and keeps light either "on" or "off" all the time.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDepotCustomer Works if you follow instructions
I did a basic install to run a light in our barn on the timer. Used 14-2 (w/ground). Wire all white together. Wire all ground together. Wire one black to black on timer. Wire the other black to red on timer. Be sure to toggle out tabs for the entire time period you want light to operate on timer dial. Don't just pull one tab ... it will only operate light for short time. Pull all tabs for time you want light to be on. If timer does not work, simply re-wire black and red (i.e., red to other black, and black to other black). It's getting the red to black combination correct that causes the problems with the timer not operating, despite the fact you can turn the lights on and off by rotating the dial.
July 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DisappointedHDfan Totally disappointing product
Bought this to replace a too complicated digital programmable timer and had it installed. Like many other users report, manual on off switch works but the timer does not advance. This is in a three switch setup - a tight fit as others have noted, both width for install and projection with cover plate. Thought maybe dial was binding up on plate and tried two things - shaving down backside seams of cover plate to allow closer fit and greater protrusion of dial from front of plate, and also loosening the screw holding dial on, for same reason. Neither helped and it still does not advance. Kudos to the guy who took his apart and figured out there is a gear meshing internal design problem. Like other users, I will be taking this back and looking for another brand. Wish I had read this first.
October 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carlaloua Exactly what I wanted/needed.
I have become increasingly uncomfortable with not having lights on (porch lights/yard lights) when I come home after dark. And - since I want to keep them on all night - I didn't like forgetting to turn them off first thing in the morning....and I found that kept happening. These timers are the type you install "behind" your light switch - and you set them for the time you want them to come on and turn off. The time is easily adjustable (to accommodate shorter and longer days) and it's very reassuring to know that "someone" is catching the lights if I should forget.
October 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mary4882 Noisy!
Works great. But it's so noisy. I've had it installed for one month and I'm going to remove it. Easy to program. Too bad about the noise.
March 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by demarp00 In complete instructions
After I installed the first timer,the lights would work but the timer did not. I got a new one assuming the first was defective (the original one I got had been opened, maybe returned by someone else?). The second one did not work also.
I went to another home store and bought a third one similar to the one I got at Home Depot. The timers were the same company and very similar, however the instructions with this one point out that the timer had to be set up with a specific configuration of the hot wire and the load wire. The one from home depot did not have that at all. Once I switched the load and hot the timer worked fine. So the one from Ace Hardware worked and the Home Depot one did not. Lots of trouble for an instruction issue.
January 10, 2012