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I'm looking for a timer socket that you plug into the wall which allows you to specify how long to allow electricity through for. I've got loads of devices that I rarely use because I don't want to le…
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
I'm looking for a timer socket that you plug into the wall which allows you to specify how long to allow electricity through for. I've got loads of devices that I rarely use because I don't want to leave them on charge for too long as they may overheat/ruin the batteries.

For my normal batteries I have a charger which stops charging when the batteries are full but for other devices I have to use the chargers that come with them, and the manuals specifically state not to leave them plugged in for more than 4/8/16 or whatever hours.

This means that I end up never charging them as I'd have to work out when to plug it in so that I knew that I'd be at home to unplug it again. A normal timer won't really do it as it'd turn itself back on the next day, it could work but I'd rather once it turns off that's it.

I seem to remember seeing a remote control socket that did this but can't remember where.

Any ideas???

Thanks!
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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#1
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=228460&C=Froogle&U=228460&T=Module

Just found the one I saw before but it only does up to 3 hours, useless for a battery that needs 8 hours charging!
1 Like #2
A normal plug timer will work, you just set the on and off period at 8 hours.
1 Like #3
Would one of those mains digital timers not be any good ? .So ,just set for 4 hours on a Thursday for instance and it'll switch off . Mine is also a countdown timer too.
#4
chester123
A normal plug timer will work, you just set the on and off period at 8 hours.


But it'd come back on the next day though? Which could be dangerous etc.

I'd prefer one that just comes on for 8 hours and then switches back on until I next wanna use it.
#5
ricko
Would one of those mains digital timers not be any good ? .So ,just set for 4 hours on a Thursday for instance and it'll switch off . Mine is also a countdown timer too.


Ah, do they do a 24/7 one? That might be ok. If it was just 24 hours I don't think it'd work too well. I'd forget the next day and it'd start charging again on a full battery, probably ruin the battery or worse.

But I could set myself an alarm to turn it off sometime in the week when I knew I'd be free. Less risk of me not turning it off by the time it comes on again the next day.
1 Like #6
Wish irons had a auto switch off...left mine on for 10 hours yesterday. Doh!
1 Like #7
I use an "iGo Everywhere Power" device. It can connect to almost any mobile, camera, mp3 player. It senses when the charge is complete and switches off. It can charge two batteries at the same time. Works in the car too.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OkGr9WkjL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
1 Like #8
I thought most devices cut off the charge when they're full and turned off, not the case? I thunked wrong?
#9
ricko
Would one of those mains digital timers not be any good ? .So ,just set for 4 hours on a Thursday for instance and it'll switch off . Mine is also a countdown timer too.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-mains-timer-socket-pack/dp/B000TBGWIO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260463612&sr=8-2

Maybe not the best one or best price but looks like a potential solution.

Thanks.
#10
Predikuesi
I use an "iGo Everywhere Power" device. It can connect to almost any mobile, camera, mp3 player. It senses when the charge is complete and switches off. It can charge two batteries at the same time.


Will look into that.

I wonder how it knows that the battery is full, I wonder how reliable it is at turning the device off. A timer would be pretty foolproof.
#11
leefal
I thought most devices cut off the charge when they're full and turned off, not the case? I thunked wrong?


I think most devices do, but I have several which state that they don't. So I'd like something to do it for me! I might decide at 8pm to charge something which means it'll finish charging at 4am and need unplugging. You see why I need a timer, lol!
#12
ihmoody
Wish irons had a auto switch off...left mine on for 10 hours yesterday. Doh!


Could be wise to get one for that very reason!

Would be good to have them on tv's for example so that you have to press a button once an hour or something to prove that you're still there watching it. That way if you leave it on by mistake it'll turn itself off.

Although people might get in the habit of just letting it turn itself off which might waste more energy than the odd time it's left on.
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chester123
A normal plug timer will work, you just set the on and off period at 8 hours.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytronic-Timer-switch-with-LED/dp/B000LAY9BA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=lighting&qid=1260463612&sr=8-4

Might go with this, it's cheap and as long as I'm in at some point the next day to unplug it'll be fine. I just don't want to have to wake up at 4am to turn something off!
#14
All repped, thanks for your help.
#15
Benjimoron
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytronic-Timer-switch-with-LED/dp/B000LAY9BA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=lighting&qid=1260463612&sr=8-4

Might go with this, it's cheap and as long as I'm in at some point the next day to unplug it'll be fine. I just don't want to have to wake up at 4am to turn something off!


Cheers...bought one! Gonna put it on my iron.
You should put this up as a deal. Rep done
#16
Predikuesi;7177984
I use an "iGo Everywhere Power" device. It can connect to almost any mobile, camera, mp3 player. It senses when the charge is complete and switches off. It can charge two batteries at the same time. Works in the car too.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OkGr9WkjL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Best thing I bought this year was the iGo Juice 70 and all the tips I need for everyone's laptops, phones, cameras, PSP'S, Ipods. Brilliant; we now take 1 charger and can plug in anywhere; mains, car plane.
#17
£4.99 Amazon
#18
Just to make sure I understand that device correctly, it's basically so you can carry one charger rather than carrying several chargers? I guess you'd need to buy adapters for your device?

Persoanlly I'd just stick with the chargers, but if you're travelling alot or limited on space I could see the attraction.
#19
Yes , they do a 7 day ,24 hour one . Mine is ,it also has a built in re-chargable battery in case theres a power cut .I also use a similar one for my imersion heater , it is programmed to come on twice each night after 12AM when the Economy 7 rate cuts in .Hope you get sorted.

BTW , are your devices .phones ,mp3 players and the like ? you know things you can plug into computer USB ports to charge ?
As I'm in the same boat , I have loads of things that use 5v .I've bought solar chargers and all sorts of things from
ebay over the years , but some dont have enough power [mAh] to charge the batterys .If it's for phones ,etc you could buy a
mains powered USB hub ,I use to use a Belkin one . It had a mains adapter and the device had had 4 ports , meaning you
can charge upto 4 things at once .You dont plug it into a PC ,just use it as a stand alone device .Linked to a timer ,it might
do the job.
It was just an idea !
#20
Benjimoron
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytronic-Timer-switch-with-LED/dp/B000LAY9BA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=lighting&qid=1260463612&sr=8-4

Might go with this, it's cheap and as long as I'm in at some point the next day to unplug it'll be fine. I just don't want to have to wake up at 4am to turn something off!


Yes mate, ordered one of these. Not ideal but I think it'll do the job.

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