Try It Tuesday: Enover 7-day Programmable Plug-in Digital Timer Switch

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7-day Programmable Plug-in Digital Timer Switch
Manufacturer: Enover
Weight / Size: 1.6 ounces
Source: Product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • 24-Hour/7-Day programming; Up to 10 on/off settings per day; Built-in battery backup
  • Saves energy by automatically turning lamps, fans, Christmas tree lights and other electrical devices on and off
  • Comes with a convenient manual override switch and an easy-to-read large LCD display
  • Features a random setting to have your lights to go on and off at random times during your absence
  • Can easily switch between Standard time and Summer time (DST); Interchangeable 12-hour/24-hour format

 

Review: I requested this product for review because I wanted a timer to automatically turn on a light at dark for those nights when I don’t get home early enough to find a light switch.

At first I had some trouble setting the timer – I could get the lamp to come on but it stayed on. After one email to Enover, they solved my issue. (And I admit I feel kind of dense that I didn’t figure this out right away.) You need to have the day(s) for the off time match the day(s) for the on time. Sounds simple, right? But the instructions don’t specifically tell you this so I completely missed it and just assumed (bad me) that the days would match. Yes, when I actually put my reading glasses on and looked at the timer, they did not match.

However, on the plus side, Enover was very quick at answering my email. I sent it before I went to bed and by time I got up the next morning I had my answer. This is a definite plus in the customer service category!

Since then, my timer has worked like a charm. The one thing I really like is the option to set it to alternating times, kind of like random play on your CD player. Input different times for all days of the week and set it for “Random” – the timer will pick and choose different times each day, selecting at random so it doesn’t look like a timer is turning your light on at the same time every night if you’re on vacation.

Also a great option for the Christmas tree or other holiday lights, to turn on a radio to keep a pet from being lonely, or to save electricity costs by turning off appliances in times of low-use. One friend of mine uses a timer with her crock pot rather than relying on the crock pot itself to shut off. When I lived in a cold-weather state, I used one with an electric blanket because too often I forgot to turn it off in the morning. Electrical timers have so many uses, you’ll need more than one – and this is a great one to have.

 

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