Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scartizzu This timer is great
I see all the bad reviews but I have several of these timers and they work flawlessly for months now not one problem also have their larger two plug version it has a larger LCD and may prove easier too read for some. I also had one of mine that didnt have contact on the battery at purchase but ya easy to figure out that the batt just wasn't making contact. The programming can be a bit confusing but once you get it in your mind how it actually functions its super. Just know that when you set the trigger time it won't come on in auto mode until the actual trigger time comes around after that first trigger it will work automatically every time. In auto mode.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rhardison It works great if you make an adjustment to the battery
The problem people are having are all related to the small battery being loose in the battery compartment. Unplug the power strip, open the battery cover and remove the battery. Bend the two metal springs that normally touches the battery outward so that when you put the battery back in, it fits snug. It takes very little effort and will solve all your issues with the timer losing it's settings and time.
June 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BoarDLaze Reliable Power Strip With Lots of Outlets and Flexible Programming.
We've been using ours for more than four years.
It does exactly what it should, and does it reliably; but there are a few caveats.
Several other reviewers already covered the battery contact situation -- so, enough said.
Another thing to watch out for is that the programming won't "take," until the clock has run all the way through one cycle -- 24 hours for most purposes. It not only happens when you first program it, but every time you change the clock.
I suspect this is what confused the "tech savvy" reviewer who gave the strip one star, as well as a few others.
You'll also need to wait out a cycle if there's a power failure while your battery's dead.
On top of that, the instruction sheet is poorly written and confusing.
But once you've got it figured out, the combination of four programmed outlets with four more "always on" outlets lends a lot of flexibility. All in all, five stars is fair.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bkinct excellent
Very good product.Display easy to read,easy to program,without reading instructions.Nice to have 4 non timer outlets and battery back-up.One negative,not a surge protector.Plan to order another
February 15, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by adalat Limited functions
It's a nice product, but the main problem is that the four outlets controlled by the timer cannot be programmed independently.
January 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fishman Works great
I have used one of these for several years powering the components of my aquarium and have had no problems with it. The programming can be a little confusing at 1st, but once you get the hang of it, it is no problem.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRGAJ Works Great
I bought two despite the bad recommendations and followed the most recent post about tightening the back-up battery compartment. They both have worked flawless for almost a month. The programming was staight forward but if you have never programmed one before it could be a little confusing the first time. This has been the best powerstrip/timer I have found. Four timed and four hot outlets give you lots of options. Receipt is ready for a return if they start failing.Having to modify a brand new product to get it to work would be my only negative comment.
December 3, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoetheComputerGuy Great idea but.. very unreliable
Owned for 3 months
I bought 3! Two broke (no power) within a week. (returned, thanks HD!) Not due to overload.
Programming would be great if it was reliable. Any adjustment must be monitored! Changes may not take. Even cycling thru modes, it may not take. (I am very tech savy.) Dont ever use this with anything important!
BUT once you have verified your program is working, IT WORKS GREAT! It should work until you need to adjust the program again.
February 3, 2011