Inexpensive Timer for lights

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    Frans,

    I have been looking for something like this! Where have you seen/found this, or is it of the web?
     
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    Roughly R 500

    X10 Home Automation Systems
     
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    nice... does it retain all the settings in the event of a power outage?
     
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    Les it does have a 9V battery backup .....

    At the price I am willing to give it a try
     
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    Just bear in mind you'll have to have the X10 receivers too
     
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    So how much do these receivers cost
     
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    I have ordered one of these. Pretty cheap...

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    Whats cheap Craiq. Can it handle a 1000w of metal halides?
     
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    190 incl shipping. Claims to go to 3600W...
     
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    I dont know it like 500 for the timer modual and then between 150 and 300 device conected I paid R65 each for my timers as snoon as I find the money im going over to intelegent relays my coumpany sells they go for about R2000 but have about 12 relay outputs and also have about 8 digital input for things like level switches and I think 2 analoge inputs for things like temperature then you can program it to switch what you want when you want like a small plc
     
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    I spoke to them today and sent through an example of what the average person (are we reefers average persons ;)) might require.

    Lets see their recommendations...

    You dont need the X10 receivers , but do need the appliance module for every appliance / plugpoint you want to control.

    What I like is you can use it for more than just your lights / tank....ie coffee maker , household lights , stereo etc...you can add to the system as things you want with different modules

    My 2C
     
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    Ha! Funny - this thing arrived this arvo. Immediate problem is that is does not accommodate SA 15A plugs so will have to use a different plug for the lights... Has the air of a slightly cheap and nasty thing but should do the trick for my lights.
     
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    at game I saw adapters for euro to sa plugs and sa to euro ...
     
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    Going to see if I can get some UK plugs on ebay. Should be very cheap...
     
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