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Horstmann C17 Timeswitch

Horstmann C17 Timeswitch
Average Customer Rating:
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9 of 9(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
Review 1 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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Horstmann Heating Timer
23 Oct 2014
By
, Lancashire
"This is a great item by a trusted brand, easy to fit and set up, comes with a 2 year guarantee and much cheaper than its rivals.
Be aware though, this time clock does only have 3 programmable settings, not the four as advertised on the product description.
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Review 2 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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A good programmer
9 Oct 2014
By
, nottingham
"Looking for a straightforward single channel programmer this certainly fits the bill so easy to install and operate"
Review 3 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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A great programmer
1 Jun 2014
By
, Northern Ireland
"This is a top notch central heating programmer, it is great quality with excellent features, and it is a fair price."
Review 4 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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Good Programmer
16 May 2014
By
, Birmingham
"I've fitted a few of these. Well designed and easy to operate and install. A good quality programmer at a good price."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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Good quality
31 Dec 2013
By
, bridgend
"Quality timer,easy to use and set up.excellent price compared to other wholesalers"
Review 6 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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Good value, easy to install
16 Nov 2013
By
, London
"Picked one of these up yesterday for £24.29 from Screwfix where other online retailers can charge a lot more.
This model had exactly the features I needed to replace a mechanical time switch on my very old but very good combi boiler and the brand was one of three recommended by my heating engineer, so seemed good value at this price.
Unless the spec has changed overnight, this model has *three* on/off periods per day, not four as now stated in the description. I'm sure the description said three yesterday, so maybe it has changed.
Fitting the timer to the boiler was a doddle using the cables from the old timer for the boiler PCB connections - four cables: supply live, supply neutral and switch in and out - and the switch mounted nicely onto the wall beside the boiler (50mm min clearance required all around.)
The build quality is fine. It's not a luxury model but neither does it feel cheap. Setting the time and programming is very easy with the included instructions (or even without - it's pretty standard stuff.)
The backlit LCD is clear and the backlight goes off when the device is not being programmed, leaving the time and current settings clearly visible under normal light. The back-up battery is rated at 10 months constant use (ie no mains supply) and is kept 'fresh' until you commission the device by pulling out a paper tab.
All in all I am very happy with this purchase so far. It's been running 24 hours and has done exactly what it should so far. I will update this review if anything goes awry."
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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Great Little Number
18 Nov 2014
By
, carluke
"Great replacement for the one i had that broke after 10+ years. Simple to fit and programme, only reason never gave it 5 stars across the board is because I don't know how it will perform and how reliable it will be over time. But off to good start."
Review 8 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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Controller
13 Nov 2014
By
, London
"Whilst this did not fit direct on my old back plate it was a simple swop of wiring with same connections"
Review 9 for Horstmann CentaurPlus C17 Timeswitch with Li-Ion Battery Back-up
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exceptional vaule timer
7 Oct 2014
By
, widnes
"it was easy to install and the instructions were clear. the timer was easy to programme all in all a very good buy"