7 Day Light Switch Timer


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About this product


  • Control your lighting with this timer
  • Eight separate programme settings
  • Seven day timer with daily and weekly operations

Product overview

• Control your lighting with this timer
• Eight separate programme settings
• Seven day timer with daily and weekly operations
• Battery back up to save your timer settings

Please note: This product is only for lighting above 40W in power, so it is not suitable for LED lighting.

Special features
• Hinged cover conceals your controls

What can I do this this wall timer?
Turn your light on and off whenever you want, without touching the light switch or even being in the house. This wall mounted timer switch can be programmed with eight different on and off settings. Six buttons give you easy control over your settings. you can switch between BST and GMT simply to keep your clock correct. The timer fits in the place of a standard light fitting and is designed for use with most tungsten lament lamps.

What other features does this timer have?
The hinged cover conceals your controls while letting you use the timer switch as a standard light switch. A battery backup keeps your timer settings saved for up to 24 hours in the event of a power cut. For additional safety, the switch comes with a 3A BS646 fuse.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could not get it to work I tried to get it to work, returned for a replacement and tried again with the second one. They are very simple to connect, a live supply wire and a load wire. The bulb must be an incandescent version (not LED or energy saving/low voltage). I confirmed the 240v supply was correct and the circuit works properly when a normal switch is used. Either the part is faulty, or I am missing something that isn't clear in the instructions, either way the switch is not fit for purpose and I returned the second one for a refund.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dead in the box I bought this to replace a timer I'd had for many years that finally gave up. I connected this to the light switch according to the instructions - nothing! I reversed the wires - nothing - even on manual. I the bought a simple light switch to check the power was OK - it was. Having read in the instructions that the battery in the switch may take some time to charge, I connected it again and left it for a couple of hours - nothing! Thank you Maplin for refunding me my money - and they said we've had a lot of these returned!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Installation method (Good product) Basically, this is a good product as long as you know how to get it to work. I have bought this and get it to work. Now, I would like to summarise the procedure as follows and hope it is useful to those who is going to but and use it. 1. Installation method: ---------------------------- (a) Replace the existing wall switch (b) Charge the switch up to about 2 hours with the button down like normal switch (c) Reset it and shortly the neon red light flashing together with the display (Thanks to Properbostin found this first time with the review titled "tricky installation..." here. The main problem as Properbostin pointed out that (a) Instructions needs to update to add "Press reset when it is used first time or after it is discinnected" to get it to work, and (b) Longer fix screws are required as it is shorter by about 1cm. Overall speaking, I am happy with the switch as it does exact as expected.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tricky installation and won't work with LED bulbs When you install it it says you have to leave it switched-on for a couple of hours to charge it... but you don't know which rocker switch position is "on"... and was is not the way 99% of people would expect, but you can only know this once you have got it working. It does not say that you have to press the reset switch (the first time you use it) before anything appears on the display... there are no signs of life at all or any clues as to how to make it work before you happen to press reset, it just seemed totally dead. (Now I wish I had not persevered and found out how to make it work -- at least I could have got my money back up until then... now I'm stuck with it.) It says you can't use fluorescent lights or LED lights (which is does NOT mention in its description online) -- this makes it practically useless in this modern day LED lit world. You can get still get filament bulbs, yes -- but you waist 60 to 90 per cent electricity. This company might say it's not possible to switch-on LEDs automatically but a PIR activated switch I use in my hall works fine with any type of light bulb (including LED) because it uses a relay to do the switching so this company could have done the same. The fixing screws were 5mm too short so I can't fix it back to the wall so it's just dangling there now. When you switch it to manual it does not work like a normal manual switch (despite what it says in the instructions) it still relies in the internal electronics: so if they fail or the battery runs down your stuck without a working light switch and hence without a light. The manual is far too small. The print is too small for something you need to refer to whenever you have to program the timer etc. and considering you can't have the light-on during installation -- small writing very is hard to read in low light. To make the manual even more difficult to use, half of it is printed up-side down... which they could have fixed with 10 minutes extra effort in photo shop before they printed it. In conclusion, even if you decide to put up with the down sides during installation mentioned above, this is not suitable for the modern LED lit world.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Used this for a week now really good and very neat lookinh
Date published: 2017-11-17
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Time period 7 day
Increments minute, hour, day
Power Hard wired
Max rating 2.5 A
Power indicator Yes
Override Yes
Screen No
Compatible with 40-400W Tungsten filament Lamps

will this work with LED lights

Asked by: Progeny
Yes it will. You will to use a ZV900 load controller between the fitting and switch
Answered by: Sparks
Date published: 2018-02-03

Dust it have a dusk and Dorn settings

Asked by: Jack
This does not have dusk and dawn settings
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2018-01-11

does it require a neutral

Asked by: robert
Yes . Note a neutral is not present in most light switches , the black or blue is a switched live return to the light and not a neutral. If this is the case a neutral should be sourced from elsewhere
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2017-11-27

Will it work with an electric towel radiator

Asked by: John
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-11-21

can you get a similar unit but with 3 switches

Asked by: Stephen
Unfortunately we do not stock such an item.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-12

Is this product suitable for switching on LED lamps?

Asked by: Marko
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-30

Is this wall timer switch compatible for low energy lamps?

Asked by: Tammttroot
The lowest wattage is 40w
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-12

I've connected the supply (live) and light supply (load) to the terminals and the associated neutrals and earths to separate blocks. The switch doesn't illuminate and manual switching isn't working. I have connected a switch which does work so help?

Asked by: Adrian
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-21
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