Ordered this as it fit my needs. When I tried to charge the internal batteries, as per instructions, nothing happened. The batteries were either missing or totally discharged. Therefore, the time could not be set or work. Returned to store, where it was delivered, and they were good about refunding my money. Expected much better from Brinks
Worth buying, but needs some attention to set and get working properly.
July 29, 2015
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
This power strip is excellent aesthetically speaking, it totally eliminates the need of a clunky looking timer (actually 2) although both timer receptacles will go on and off at the same time. I needed it to turn on and off two lights in my terrarium so it worked out well for me. Plus it let 4 other un-timer receptacles for other accessories.
Now the bad news... You will have to fuss around getting it to work properly. I discovered that the timer unit that snaps into the receptacle unit doesn't seat exactly tightly enough and will cause the timer receptacles to go on and off randomly. But there is a simple fix to this problem, use a piece of masking tape to secure the timer unit. Actually, it just prevents slight lateral motion which falsely trips the timer receptacles.
Setting the unit is somewhat confusing, but becomes easy and clear as you work with it. What will throw you off is the slight motion by touching it and setting false flips of the switch on/off. This fix is easy and it works perfectly once the side lateral motion is fixed with the tape.
Over all I'm very pleased with the unit, it took some time and test to get it to work for me, but it does so perfectly now, so I am going to suggest its worth buying. Especially if you need an aesthetically looking timer unit.
This power strip is the only one I've found with a removable timer which makes it very user friendly. The price was right. But.... the two timed outlets are on the same clock settings, I thought differently. One of the outlets won't let the plug go all the way in. All in all I like the timer strip and have been using it for over a month now. Oh and it seems the timer has to cycle 24 hrs to work with your settings.
Promising and cool that you could program several on/off times throughout the week. However, the...
February 06, 2017
Promising and cool that you could program several on/off times throughout the week. However, the removable piece that allowed you to program would never seat back properly in mine. When in the ON position, there was a poor contact that made it totally flaky. I tried taking it apart and it seems that the Lithium Ion Rechargeable battery is no longer charging. Putting non-rechargeable button cells do not appear to work and right now the power bar only has the always live 4 outlets. Will not buy another brinks product.