240v TIMER

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:51
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I need a timer to run a small lamp at night
for a few months
One that wont break down
AND BURN THE HOUSE TO THE GROUND
All help with this matter would appreciated
CHRIS
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:36

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:36
Hi Chris,
I just use the standard old $10 ones from the hardware stores. I found that with the electronic ones, the little batteries went flat when you least wanted them to.
I've had several years out of my timers before they cark it. If in doubt, throw them out after 1 or 2 years. Never had a fire, they just stopped.
Gerry
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:45

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:45
Yup- the $10 from Bunnings, where you fit the little tabs where you want the light on/off. ( i think it's Clipsal brand)
The one on the fish tank has been good now for about 3 years.
Clock loses about 5 mins. over 3 months....
The house is still standing- well it was when I left this morning !!!!



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Reply By: porl - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:55

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 12:55
no-one got kids?

A child's nightlight costs about $10 from any hardware store, I think even coles and woolies sell them.

Run at about 5w or something, so costs less than a slice of bread a week, and turns off when it detects light (even turning a light on at the ceiling will turn them off).

good value, and if it's pitch dark, put out a surprising amount of low level light.

Go to the baby goods sections.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 13:17

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 13:17
Just a note re the $10 items - many have no internal power source and do not keep time during a power outage and just restart whenever the power comes back on , this leads to the lights going on and off not at the intended times.

I would stick with battery backup up sort and if your concerned the it should be mounted such that if it fails it will cause no harm and I'd also use a fluro of CFL lamp so that even if a curtin blows against it then no harm will come of this.

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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:02

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:02
You can get electronic ones that leep their time when the power goes off and even have a random selection for just this purpose. Bunnings etc.
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Follow Up By: cars - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:10

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:10
THAT WILL BE THE ONE DOYOU NO IT NAME MATE
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:31

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:31
Bunnings sell the HPM Timer with LCD display for $20.
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Follow Up By: cars - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:45

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:45
Thanks MIKE will the timer still go in a black out with that one
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 17:38

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 17:38
Mike DiiD

that'd be the one, I think there are a few brands. I even got one from one of those $2 shops ( but it was still $20)
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Reply By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:14

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:14
We have fairly bright LED night lights that turn on automatically when it gets dark and off again at dawn. Beware the timers with tabs, if the power goes out the time stops too.
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Follow Up By: cars - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:25

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 14:25
That sounds good to will it work in doors How long have you had it for
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Reply By: Mikee5 (Logan QLD) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 16:35

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 16:35
We have only had this new bright one for about a month. My son bought it so he can sneak in late and not trip/stagger/make noise. I think it may have come from Powerhouse or Dick Smith.
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Reply By: cars - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 17:52

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 17:52
THANK EVERY ONE FOR YOUR TIME
CHRIS
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