Not a great product. Yes they are value for money but if you want a precise timer don't choose these.
13 February 2014
We bought this item to put a vivarium light on a timer. The box contained 3 timers & we tested each timer out to find out that only 1/3 actually worked! Took them back & exchanged all 3 to have the exact same problem again! Extremely fed up we returned the products to the store for a refund (we'd been through their entire stock of this item anyway). Avoid this product at all costs!
12 February 2014
faults at first
Neat units but one of the three faulty at first. Seem ok now exchanged. Only glitch is that when plugged in the on off switch of the socket its plugged into, cant be operated very well, as the unit covers most of the switch.
08 February 2014
The Ronseal Approach
These timers are exactly as specified. A simple, small mechanical timer. Easy to set, though ensure your not trying to press in around the clock point, then plug in and forget.
Its worth noting that being compact vertically makes them wide so if you need to put lots in a row (perhaps on an extension) they will likely overlap two sockets.)
29 January 2014
Plug in mechanical timer.
I required a plug in timer to replace an existing one that had stopped functioning and could not beieve it when I spotted the pack of 3 timers online at Argos. Having unpacked the first one, I set it to switch on and off at selected times, plugged the light into it and then plugged the timer into the mains, - worked perfectly and fulfilled its function accurately. Excellent value for money and still got 2 in reserve!!!!
28 January 2014