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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
works exactly as described, i will update in future if opinion changes
By Scooby Doo
Here is some helpful info: Buy AA Batteries and put them in. No matter how you program it the "+" button is how you can turn your lights on/off. Push once for "auto", then another to flip the switch.
To reset clock/programs, put paper clip or something small into the hole between the "R" and the "+"
To Set Current Time on Clock:
1)Hold Down "SET" button until display starts to blink(about 5 seconds)
2)while blinking if you wait 20 seconds or push "PROG" it will exit and save the time you have set
3)while blinking push the "+" button to add hours and "-" to take away, push "SET" once more to edit minutes.
4)After setting the clock, hit "PROG" or wait 20 seconds it will exit time change mode
To Program On/Off: (2 settings, 1-on/1-off, 2-on/2-off)
1)Hit "PROG", 1 and ON will start blinking
2)Hit "SET" to edit when your switch will come ON, + and - buttons change hours. hit "SET" again to edit minutes, hit "SET" again to save.
3)While 1 and ON are blinking hit "+" to change to 1-off, or 2-on, or 2-off
4)At each you can hit the "SET" button to change times for that program
So far for three days has worked perfectly. Kept time and flipped switch exactly as programmed. I wanted a timer for my porch light and didn't want to deal with CFL/Incan/LED compatibility. This thing works perfectly as long as you have a regular toggle switch.
This model only allows you to program 2 on/off settings that repeat every day. If you need more than that, you should get an in-wall 7-Day Digital Timer. My situation is temporarily, and i liked this temporary solution.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Functional, but may need tweeking
By Amazon Customer
The install is straightforward. Setup is a little awkward as it starts at Prog 1 On, then goes to Prog 2 On, then Prog 2 Off, then Prog 1 Off. So pay attention to the screen when setting up. I like the fact it is powered by two batteries, as that means I don't need to readjust anything after a power outage. My only issue is that it does not move the switches I have to their complete "off" position. The motorized slider only manages to move the switch to the middle of it's throw. This is enough to break the circuit and power off the light, but I would prefer it if it when all the way off. I'll experiment by adding additional thickness to the top of the switch so this device will move the switch more to the complete off position. As for turning the light on via the + button, it does require a double press to turn on the light. Then to turn off the light one must press the + twice again. Press three times if you want to put the timer back on into Auto mode. It's not perfect, but it works until you get around to a proper built in timer switch and home automation system.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful. See all 263 customer reviews...
Simple but effective
By Mark P.
The unit is easy to install, and also to uninstall, in case you only want to use it while away on vacation. I found that it works reliably. The best part is that you do not need to handle any wires behind the wall plate, so it is a safe unit to handle.