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Timer Sockets only £2.99 @ Lidl [choose from either twin pack mechanical 24 hour timers or a digital 7 day timer]

£2.99 @ LIDL
Choose from twin pack of mechanical 24hr timers or a digital 7 day timer Price per item/pack Read More
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Choose from twin pack of mechanical 24hr timers or a digital 7 day timer
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#1
my advice is go for the digital, the mechanical ones like central heating mechanical timers always fail at least well before digital ones will
#2
Used one on my xmas light last year , seem to worked fine.
#3
what is this for?
#4
ext
what is this for?


LOL. You can't be serious, surely! :?
#5
ext
what is this for?
You plug it into a 13Amp socket then plug an appliance into the timer. It enables you to set times for the appliance to switch on and off.

The digital version is 7-day and the mechanical are 24-hour.

Lidl deals often differ according to area - check their website, entering your postcode to see what is offered locally for you, and when. In my area these timers are due to be on sale from 18th Sept
#6
I use them to time lights when I am on holiday - so earlier the living room lights appear on - the kitchen one goes on and off for most of the evening - and later the bedroom ones are on for a while too.

The only downside is it needs to be table lamps you do it with rather than ceiling ones.

You would have thought someone would have made an insert to fit between the socket and the lightbulb that offered this - so you could just leave the lights on at the switch.

I was going to buy another six of these - which was two packs of three for £4.99 from Maplin, but I only really needed four - so this works out the better deal.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=98956

If you are buying a lot from Maplin with their vouchers and if you get quidco it works out slightly less but delivered.

However, this is HOT and I will pick them up later - or rather I wont - as its next week.
#8
saw mechanical timers in Poundland yesterday, they were banging them out at, er, £1.
#9
simate
LOL. You can't be serious, surely! :?


hehe, i was serious :)
#10
Offalot
You plug it into a 13Amp socket then plug an appliance into the timer. It enables you to set times for the appliance to switch on and off.

The digital version is 7-day and the mechanical are 24-hour.

Lidl deals often differ according to area - check their website, entering your postcode to see what is offered locally for you, and when. In my area these timers are due to be on sale from 18th Sept


thanks very much for the clear explanation!
#11
ibiza


You would have thought someone would have made an insert to fit between the socket and the lightbulb that offered this - so you could just leave the lights on at the switch.



How about this http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=34463 ? Lot's of places sell them. Maybe not as programmable as you would like but would do the job well enough I reckon.
#12
I'm very sure you can get them at this price or cheaper from ikea and many other places...
#13
Ive not seen these in Ikea MK or Nottingham?
#14
Dunno what you guys think - but cheap in this instance isn't always the best option, particularly when talking about electrical products being switched on when away.
You'd be slightly peeved if you came back to a burnt down home!
#15
The mechanical ones often make a lot of noise, so I'd recommend sticking to digital.
#16
cheekyboy_123
Dunno what you guys think - but cheap in this instance isn't always the best option, particularly when talking about electrical products being switched on when away.
You'd be slightly peeved if you came back to a burnt down home!

Couldn't agree more.

And I'd certainly stick to low-current use, not heaters or suchlike, even if the current rating says they'd be within limits.

Me, I use one with a battery charger for pencells etc, saves overcharging when I forget :oops:
#17
how much power do they use?
#18
tommay
how much power do they use?


very little. not sure of exact figure, but I would imagine that it would take just a few watts (probably under 5 watts) to power the device's timer & switching circuitry. the only other power usage would then be during the switched appliance's "on" period.
#19
Still available in local stores by me - worth checking your local store if interested :thumbsup:

Not sure about the quality of the mechanical timers (dual pack) but the electronic ones seem ok (single pack)
[Moderator]#20
Still available near me too, pick up two today.
Also found them here for £11.54 each !
http://www.doctorenergy.co.uk/acatalog/Control_Plugs.html

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