Product Reviews

2 Wire PIR Activated Timer

2 Wire PIR Activated Timer
Average Customer Rating:
2.556 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 9 reviews
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4 of 9(44%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
Review 1 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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Shed Lighting
18 Dec 2009
By IPPY66
, Midlands
" Used this to switchthe lights in my shed. Ansolutely brilliant cos I dont have to walk back dow n the garden when one of the kidshas left the shed light on.
Easy to wire in and thouroughly recommended.
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Review 2 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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Works well, awkward to fit
20 Aug 2013
By PK11
, Northamptonshire
" Bought one of these to prevent office toilet lights being left on when not in use. It looks great, was eventually quick and easy to fit and works well.
Issues to be aware of:
1) Before fitting, be very careful taking off the cover plate, as the clips are very tight and easily damaged.
2) When instructions say 'press and hold the button', be aware that the button is the PIR sensor, and is quite fragile. The guy in technical support said it needed a very firm push until it clicked, but not to push directly on the PIR dome. I pressed as hard as I dared, and not wishing to damage it I took it back to Screwfix, where they tried and damaged the dome on two units. They got another one in and found that by pressing the dome very firmly but carefully with the palm of the hand the microswitch would click. Because of this i daren't tell office staff to use the button for over-ride.
3) When used in an area with some ambient light, the lux level adjuster needs to be set fully in the + (anticlockwise) direction, otherwise the PIR will probably not trigger. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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Working OK after some issues
25 Jan 2012
By Flipman
, Hertfordshire
" Have had one of these in the kitchen for several weeks and once it was set up correctly it's been working fine. Comes on when someone enters and goes off at the required interval after they leave - just what we wanted.
However....
First one I bought was damaged - Screwfix replaced next day, no quibbles.
Second one had flat internal battery - rang supplier tech support who explained how to get over this (e-mailed instructions as well); quite straightforward.
Once switch had been connected to mains overnight the internal battery was recharged and switch has worked fine ever since. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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pir
1 Apr 2010
By home240
, colchester
" product works very well- need to make sure batteries ok before starting- had some issues with initial set up but now up and running they work well and look great "
Review 5 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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Switch
21 Nov 2013
By Philb40
, london
" Very expensive,couldn't get it to work properly and the instructions were incomplete. Avoid at all costs. "
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Just useless
8 Oct 2014
By alecasc
, Chard
" Instructions insist on making sure live in and live out are correct. I made sure this was the case. Tested and lights state on and on. Tried many variations of setting. Finally IR red light stopped.
Hand book states manual override switch available-It is invisible as it is not obvious where or how to set it manually, or even where or what is the manual switch. No diagram for this.
Returned it within 2 hours. Manufactorers website was down and support phones were out. "
Review 7 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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BEWARE of Screwfix Stock
31 Jan 2013
By Wally999999
, Birmingham
" These switches are excellent. HOWEVER, the Screwfix stock must be very old. I've had three switches and all have had flat batteries. I returned the first one which was replaced without quibble but with one that had the same problem. The switches MUST have charge in the on-board battery to start up, otherwise they don't work. I contacted Elkay who were very helpful and explained that the battery normally lasts for several months (but the Screwfix ones are clearly older than this). Elkay can provide instructions on how to 'jump-start' the battery but it's rather a pain. These instruction don't come in the standard packaging. So, a good switch but beware of Screwfix selling you an old stock one with dead battery "
Review 8 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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Didn't work!
7 Apr 2011
By Pooch
, South Coast
" Looks good, nice features, failed to work big time. Sent it back.
shame..
As usual no problem returning stuff with screwfix, full refund. "
Review 9 for 2 Wire Master PIR Activated Timer
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do not buy
3 Dec 2009
By TAZEL
, MORAY
" Bought 3 . 2 in skip 1 still on but only working as a timer switch. Can not get the pir to operate.Electricion hopes he never sees one again. MY WORST PURCHASE FROM SCREWFIX . "