Plug in timers with backup

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does anyone know where one gets a decent plug in timer that does not lose time everytime the power's out?
Or is there another clever solution to switching halides/T5's like clockwork?
 
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Hi RaveMan - I have bought my digital 240V timers from the flea-market in Cape Town. BUT, I have seen these exact same digital timers at a lighting shop in Cape Town (Eagle Lighting). As well as in a LFS that used to be in the Cape Town centre.

So - you can go to any one of these places - I am quite sure that somewhere there must be a flea market, a lighting specialist shop and/or a builder's warehouse, AND a LFS?

Any one of these types of shops should stock these timers...

Good luck mate!
 
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Thanks gentlemen

Will check out game -- all the electrical outlets I have searched (Makro included) dont have any stock. Only ones in dont have backup to keep time and programmed on off schedules

Just called a few places in JHB -- guys getting back to me
 
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Hi guys,

Am getting a PLC tomorrow that will switch my lights on/off in a set sequence starting at 09:30 and ending at 20:30
 

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That cool 3-way timer Liaquat sells has an internal battery backup. I'd rather buy one of those rather than 3 "normal" digital timers (only uses 1 plug then). I think Alfie had a thread on it somewhere...
 

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Do yourself a favour and check this out, SMS Controller: GSM Commander - The best SMS Controller in the world going to get my one next month, seems far more universal and has many more functions that a plc, mine will controll all pumps, 5 different lighting channels with different timings, auto top-up, and it also can send you sms's when things happen, and visa versa. only like R2400.
That's not a bad price. Do they sell them locally or are you importing one?
 
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available in cape town,

overnite to us

its a serious piece of equipment, literatly can be programmed to do anything.
 
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Way cool! Just went through the manual. Looks perfect! Anyone every actually used these things? I've had the IKS Aquastar (IKS AQUARISTIC PRODUCTS) recommended to me, but this local thingy looks pretty damn good. Any suggestions?

Local is lekker...

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The IKS looks good but would hate to know what it costs, would probably need to rob a bank to pay for it.:lol:
 

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