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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful.
Good timer, misleading Picture
By T. Larson
The picture of the timer shows it accepting a 3 prong plug - this is inaccurate - it only supports a 2 prong plug, as the textual description says.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Perfect! (well, almost)
By Mike in Al
I bought this to turn a grow light on and off above my wife's bonsai plant. It's perfect for this. Silent while running except for a small "click" when it turns the light on or off, it always remembers to do its job so the bonsai doesn't sit in the dark.
Why is it almost perfect? It only accepts a two prong plug. And it's difficult to set the time exactly. There's an easy solution to this problem. Just watch it turn on or off after you program it and lift or depress a pin or two to adjust the exact start or stop time you want. It has 48 pins for a 24 hour day, so every pin is 30 minutes earlier or later.
Super cheap, this one's a 5 star for me.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful. See all 125 customer reviews...
Override switch -- not like all the others. Read this!
The timed on-off programming of the timer seems to work very well. The little push-in/pull-out tabs are great. This timer is perfect for "set it and forget it" for vacation use. Put it in "Timer on" mode when you travel, then switch it to "outlet on" when you're home and use the lamp just like always. Brilliant.
The ad copy describes the switch as an "on-off manual override" switch which to me sounds like every other timer on the market -- for example, if I wanted the lamp on before the timer activated the switch, I turn a knob on the timer to "on" and the lamp comes on, then turns off when the timer was programmed to do so. This one is in either "timer mode" or "standard outlet mode," there is no blending of the two. Spousette has a habit of falling asleep with the lights on or forgetting to turn them off. a "blended" mode would have solved that. She can turn on the lamp, then it would turn itself off after she crashed.
SO. If you're looking for that feature -- this is not the timer for you. Great product, just didn't work as expected.