Rated 1.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TheMonster Not worth it
I have purchase a few of these, and it seems that after about 2-3 months, they just stop working? Its incredibly aggravating. I am looking for another brand. I like the functionality, I just don't like the quality.
October 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PICTURELADY good idea, lousy product
I wanted to be able to turn on my outdoor light when I came home instead of leaving it on all day and wasting power. First, I needed two remote transmitters, but it only comes with one, so I had to purchase 2 packages. The job required some re-wiring to place an outlet by the light and a plug on the light wires--see photo. It worked great--could turn on the light from my car, then turn it off with the other remote when I got in the house. But in just 6 months one remote transmitter quit working.(A year later, which was yesterday, I got it out to try to figure out what is wrong, and the battery is still strong but the remote won't work.) Also, eventually the plug-in receiver quit working, so I had to use the spare one. Now that is a shoddy product, and I would not buy one again....even though I like what the product does. I've attached a photo so you can see the set-up in case you want to take a chance on this yourself.
December 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Option7 Didn't last long
Used with a 15watt CFL backlight for our bedroom TV. Worked fine for about 7 months with very limited use before the main unit failed. It stopped working once before but I was able to get it working again after I unplugged it and then plugged it back in. Now it is completely dead. I bought it about 18 months ago but didn't use it until it was almost a year old so it failed after the warranty expired. I wouldn't buy another AmerTac or Westek product. Too bad since it worked well while it lasted.
April 19, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 1ConcernedCitizen21 Worked well for 3 years then it failed. Average bedroom use.
No fix and no warranty on this. Beware.
Worked well and then died. After just average use.
February 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Richie0002 Not Worth Anything
Would not work beyond about 10 to 12 feet. Was useless to me.
October 31, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SandyEggo Worked for 8 months, then failed
Super easy to install, worked fine for about 8 months, then stuck in the "on" position.
Details: When using the remote, the outside light on the box goes on and off, I hear a relay click, yet there is constant power to the outlet (I also tested with a meter).
December 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gtb123 Stopped working in 6 months
Worked fine and was very handy, and then suddenly it stopped working. I checked the battery, which tested OK, but bought another one anyway. I moved the unit right next to the transmitter in case the signal was too weak, but it simply is broken. With no moving parts in the receiver, I am at a loss as to why it would simply stop working, but others report the same. Would not recommend it.
April 9, 2014