Mechanical Timer Switch - £1.98 from B&Q
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Mechanical Timer Switch - £1.98 from B&Q

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Found 13th Dec 2012
I had an attempted break-in recently, so I've been on the lookout for some basic good value time switches. This is the best I've spotted while out-and-about!

£1.98 for a no-frills mechanical timer switch.

They also have "mini digital timer" switches for £4.98 each... on 3 for 2.

Spotted in B&Q High Wycombe, but I assume it is nationwide.

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good price, handy

Great price. Been looking circa cheap one of these, so I
I can charge devices on economy 7 @ night.

Bought 2 yesterday and tested them over night and they work really well

These are also £2 in Morrisons atm (reduced from £4 I think).

Is it in-store only? Can't see it on website.
:-)

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stefmcd, I guess so. These were in a stack near the store specials - with the Christmas decorations - so I assume they're a Christmas-related special. (Actually, I notice that the digital ones specifically said you could use them to power-down your Christmas lights, so I guess it is a Christmas special)

Just had a quick look on their website and can't find anything that looks like these ones.

Bought in store. Ta Tunrip.
:-)

Also £2 in ASDA (Coedkernew, Newport)

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leeparsons

Great price. Been looking circa cheap one of these, so II can charge … Great price. Been looking circa cheap one of these, so II can charge devices on economy 7 @ night.


You'll probably find the consumption of the motor during the day is greater than the saving made charging at night!

Got mine in pound land

Why if you had an attempted break in, do you need one of these? Just curious.....

qwerf123

Why if you had an attempted break in, do you need one of these? Just … Why if you had an attempted break in, do you need one of these? Just curious.....



So the lights/radio/TV etc come on to pretend someones in?.
Edited by: "Ellis456" 20th Dec 2012

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lazysheep

Bought 2 yesterday and tested them over night and they work really well



Why didnt you test the one you got free for buying two of them?

Ellis456

So the lights/radio/TV etc come on to pretend someones in?.



Ahh..... why was that not obvious! cheers

Been looking for these for my Christmas lights and I went to Wickes and was shocked to see these at around 6.99 each... or a triple pack for around £8 !!! What a shame. Now I understand why they said that multi-buy costs more than the single piece.
At £1.99 well done! Heat added!

Poor quality and a lot of them fail within a short period of time but still price is good

Screwfix is selling a three pack for £4.99.

I don't like these cheap mechanical timers - the ones I've bought in the past are very noisy, not so much a tick-tock as a grind!



A couple of years ago I found some cheap electronic ones in Wilkinsons - I think I got two for a fiver and they are both still going strong on oil filled radiators. You can set 10 on/off points across any day of the week/weekend, and have battery backup so they don't loose the settings if the electricity goes off, and you can set them up without having to plug them in. Bargain!

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qwerf123

Ahh..... why was that not obvious! cheers



Yup, Ellis456 got it Had gone out turning all the lights off like those darn energy saving adverts would have me believe is the right thing to do, but apparently it also says "Nobody's home! Try to kick your way in through my front door!"

I bought the equivalent homebase value product a few years ago. Poor quality product that lasted just over a year. Much prefer the digital timers which are slightly more expensive but still going strong.

Seen an alternative device that works with the doorbell. Has a delay followed by turning on a mains socket, delay, turn off. Handy for use with a decent strength lamp out of sight of the door in a hallway/upstairs.

It's a "quick check" I'd make if I assumed no-one was home prior to breaking in. I wouldn't be stood close enough to be sure there was movement, just stand where I could see a light.

Would burglars ring the doorbell?

Yes, to establish no-one's in. If someone's in and answers the door, they make up some non-starter of a story about a long-lost relative at the address or similar.
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