Rated 1 out of 5 by 1
Rated 1 out of 5 Three defective units
I have now owned three of these and they are all defective. I originally bought two of these and returned one as it was dead on arrival. The second one appeared to function properly with a simple on/off at the same time every day, just like you would set up an old mechanical timer. I then gave it a more complex programming where I had various on/off times for each day of the week. Initially it appeared to work correctly but then I started to notice that it was switching on and off at other times I hadn't programed. I then performed a reset, made sure it was not set to random mode and put back the simple program I started with. This unit would still turn on and off at various incorrect times. I then switched the unit to the "Always Off" mode and it would still switch on and off for a duration of a few seconds at various times.
The third unit (the replacement for the original DOA) I set up with a simple program and observed that it also had problems. After a day or two of operation I noticed that it was not keeping accurate time, it had lost over an hour. Did a reset and it is still loosing time.
That's three bad units in a row. I believe there is a firmware issue with these timers and I am going to contact the manufacture to see if they can verify the problems I am observing. In the meantime, DON'T BUY THESE FAULTY TIMERS.
October 16, 2011