Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 14
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ThomJ23 Built-in obsolescence?
I purchased two of these timers for use at two different locations (home and away). Their on-off timing is precise and are easy to program. The built-in back-up battery is another nice feature. However, after having these in use for slightly over a year, I noted the timer at home stopped working. Later that week I was at the location where the other timer is used. That one also stopped working. Coincidence or planned obsolescence? These are not inexpensive timers. Their short lifespan does not make up for the nice features of these timers.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Customer Effective, convenient timer; does what it says it will do
These timers seem to work very well. They do not block the second wall outlet. They have two on/off settings. Their internal battery makes them much more convenient than ones without batteries; they don't lose their settings when power goes out, and you can unplug them and hold them to program them.
Only one item can be plugged into them. Programming them (setting the times) is not intuitive, but easily done if referring to the manual. Overriding the timer is not intuitive either, and the characters in the display which show which of four possible settings you've turned the timer to are so small that they are very hard to read without unplugging the timer so you can see them better.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CathyM Super timer
Easy to use. Can be set for two sequences daily which will be good for winter time. Nice to come home to lights on and not have to worry about turning them off.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DLK Great budget-price timer, tricky to program
Positive features include: 2 on-off settings available, timer fits on one half of a standard outlet leaving the other outlet free, and the daylight savings time adjustment is easy -- just push the button to reset the hour ahead or behind one hour. There are two negatives: Setting the time and program times is tricky. It is necessary to read the instructions carefully. Also, to override the timer's on-off mode, it is necessary to press the + button repeatedly to the desired function. The "on", "off", and "Auto" mode is displayed in teeny-tiny print. Great timer if you set it and leave it alone. Keep the instructions in a safe and handy place, you probably will need to refer to them whenever you change settings and times.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BeauSoleil Great Little Timers
These timers are just what I needed for my holiday lights. They are easy to set, and nicely compact. I plan to continue to use them with other lamps throughout the year as a security measure so that the house appears to be occupied even when I'm out.
January 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary On Off Switch
Yes it does have a On Off switch. On the bottom is a + sign. Click on that and it goes to Off,On, Auto On and Auto Off, If you click Auto On or On it will stay on. When you program it must say Auto Off. If you click just Off it will stay off and not program.
December 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Sleek Digital Timers
I purchased these "Timers" for a couple of weeks ago for my home window candle lights, they work perfectly well, they were easy to set up. What I like the most is that they have a battery back-up built into the units so, if you have a power outage you don't have to reset anything. They are quiet, they keep perfect time, I don't know what the life expectancy will be, but for now they meet all my expectations, I like them!
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeK To clarify, it does have a timer
I have this product and after using the instructions to set it and exiting programming it is, by default, in, "Auto off". Press the, "+" button and it turns on, press the + again and it switches to, "Auto on" (Meaning it is on and will go off automatically at the next off setting), press the + again and it turns off, press the + again and it completes the circuit to, "Auto off". It's a little confusing but once you figure the logic, it's understandable....same with programming. Just follow the instructions. I bought a Woods electronic timer some 25 years ago and it lasted 20 years. Hopefully this will do as well.
February 19, 2015