"My daughter has a cold bedroom, but apparently only knows how to switch her fan heater on, but not off. I've hard-wired it to a plug through the timer, set it to 20 mins, ( there are other options ) and low and behold excess running costs eliminated. Haven't worked out exactly how many saved hours of running the heater will be needed to pay for the timer, but I reckon its over 100, so let's hope it was the right choice."
"I have just put these on my staircase the 2 wire master and the slave. The kids cant leave the landing lights on anymore because it turns it self off after 2 minutes. The locator ring looks pretty cool too.
I dont know what the reviewer from Bridlington is on about saying these cannot be linked up as they can because you just have one master in the circuit and any number of slaves joined in 3 core."
"We use these in a small bathroom for a caravan site. They work really well, until you have a power cut. When teh power is restored, they are on all the time, until you take the faceplate off and start a reset procedure, which is a real pain.
If it would reset more predictably, it would be a full 5*."
"I intended to use these in the home to reduce wasted power when lights are often left on by 'others' It looks nice but the button requires a firm push to switch on. If you press it to switch off it only does after 1 minute which may confuse some. Also I had a problem using compact flourescent bulbs where they don't switch off. To be fair, the instructions do mention adding a capacitor (which the manufacturer sells) but is not available at Screwfix so far."
"BUY BEWARE. This product does not work with small load Low Voltage lighting. You need to order the 3-wire version. You will need a neutral at the switch position and you will need to fit a PF capacitor. (So you will also need a 35mm deep back box). ALSO note that this capacitor is not available from Screwfix. You have to buy it from the manufacturer. Service from Screwfix is as ever excellent, and the replacement 3 wire unit will arrive tomorrow. But no idea when I will see the capacitor from Elkay."
"Worked well for a couple of years - much better than the pneumatic one I had before - but then we had an 8 hour powercut and now it doesn't switch off. Followed the reset instructions for flat battery, but to no avail."
"I actually am an Electrician and ordered three units when they came 2 had planely been used before had no intructions and screwdriver marks but hey ho i tried to bench set up the one that was in intact packaging. it just would not turn off , tried battery reset the lot , then tried supect ones >never worked as the instructions mentioned infact the instructions are not clear . Oh and be carefull the two dead terminals are actully commoned up with the live terminal (An electrician will know what this means) I would say avoid at all costs ... or did i just have three from a dodgy batch ?"