"I bought the Drayton LP722 Programmer on August bank holiday to replace my mothers faulty Honeywell ST6400C. The Honeywell had only lasted 2 years, and the previous programmer the same Honeywell model a similar amount of time, neither of which were supplied by Screwfix. I am a heating installer/engineer and have noticed a reliability drop in some Honeywell products, so I opted for the Drayton as it's replacement. The features are similar in both makes, there's not much between them except the Honeywell is more aesthetically pleasing and costs about £26 more than the Drayton at Screwfix. The Drayton keeps the facia layout simple with the controls hidden under a flap, the instructions are easy to follow for wiring and programming using the select for heating or hot water, set, + and -yes buttons to make choices and copying for subsequent days. Installation and programming in this particular instance took 20 minutes, removing the old programmer, drilling new holes in the plasterboard wall, fitting the new backplate connecting the programmer supply and load wires which were all laid out the in the same orientation as the Honeywell except the earth which was in the opposite corner of the backplate. Myself I did not need the instructions to programme in the separate times for hot water and heating as having installed Drayton programmers and many other different makes of programmers in the past it is easy to navigate around the simple menu. I can honestly say I have never had to replace a faulty Drayton programmer or time switch of any model in all my time as a heating fitter, so I have given it 5 stars for reliability. I won't be using the Honeywell ST6400C again as there seem to be quality and longevity issues surrounding that programmer, it probably wouldn't be out of place on the shelf of a pound store obviously priced at £1! Drayton -1 v Honeywell - 0"
"Very easy to fit, clear instructions. Was very surprised to see that the clock and date were already acurately set when I got it out of the box. Also like the summertime auto adjustment (one less clock to worry about). Easy to use and program. As for reliability, it is difficult to tell as I have only had it for a few weeks. I have a Drayton wireless thermostat that has been in use for about 7 years and that has never let me down so I am hoping for the same from this programmer."