AutoChron Programmable Wall Switch Timer

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    AutoChron Programmable Wall Switch Timer
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    Save money on your electric bills with this battery-operated programmable wall switch timer. This easy to operate device is designed to help you efficiently manage your lighting around the house and installs over your wall switch cover.


    ITEM#: 12728085

    The AutoChron wall switch timer will save money by allowing your light and fans to turn on and off automatically. These fully programmable timers can save heating costs, make your house more secure and set sleeper timers.

    • Simple key-tap programming
    • Installs easily over any wall switch cover
    • Requires two (2) AA batteries (not included)


    Material Plastic
    Type Toggle
    Dimensions 5.0x3.0x2.0
    Manufacturer Warranty 1 year Limited Manufacturer
    Materials Plastic/Metal
    Model Number 81000

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    • Wonderful wall switch

      I have owned and used a very old version of this switch for over 15 years and it is still working perfectly. I needed another switch and was very happy to see that the AutoChron was still available - and updated to boot. It works perfectly and controls outside lights the are heavy electric users and therefore controlled by a heavy-duty wall switch. I can not use the majority of timer switches due to the power used by the lights. But, as the AutoChron programmable switch can be used on any wall switch - it is the perfect product. And I fully expect it to run over the 15 years that the original has operated.

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    • Great!

      Simple to install and use.

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    • Jerry

      works great, really helpful for security purposes

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    • Easy To Install and Use

      While it's still too early to report on how long this innovative, simple device will work, for now it is quite effective. It was pretty simple to install, and easy to program - we are using it to turn on/off an outside light on just once at dusk and then off at dawn - so if it continues to work properly (it's both mechanical to move the wall switch toggle, and electronic to program) we will be very satisfied. In the past, our dawn to dusk outdoor light fixtures sensors have failed after a few years, and they're more expensive to replace than this device.

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    • Easy to use.

      Very easy to program. Purchased 2 units. Will purchase 1 more for rear door.

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    • Perfect Alternative

      Not all of my light switches have updated wiring. Therefore I could not install a programmable light switch. How is it installed? The AutoChron Programmable Wall Switch Timer screws into the bottom of the light switch making it secure. Remove the bottom screw from you switch plate, pull open the front panel on the timer switch and you'll line an opening with the bottom opening on the face plate. Screw the timer switch into position. How does it work? A plastic piece sits over the switch. Program the on and off time for every day of the week as a whole or individually. When the timer turns on and off, the plastic piece moves up and down, flipping on and off the switch. Yes, there is the sight of a white box sitting on your light switch. However, I think it's a perfect alternative for programming my front porch light to turn on and off. The switch timer runs on batteries.

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    • Ingenous Device

      Ingenous device, easily programable. Installation a no brainer. Only drawback is that the device is only slightly bulky, but I'm pleased nonetheless. How could it be any simpler?

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    • This product solved a long-standing problem.

      For years, I tried different timer switches to control our outside lights. I tried everything--even a switch connected to a wireless network. Nothing worked well; some didn't work at all--in part because it's a very tight squeeze in the switchbox. This product solved the problem quickly and simply. It's a snap to install (no wiring) and just plain works. I even like the fact that it makes a little buzz when it operates--it's a reminder that the lights are going on or off. I've very glad I found this.

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    • Easy to install, a little noisy, but works great!

      I own 3 of these babies. They are BASIC to install (just screw them on top of the existing switch). They are sortof noisy (just the noise of the mechanism moving up or down to turn the switch on/off). But I love these, easy to program, can have multiple programs. Highly recommend.

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    • does the job

      My neighbor said she could always tell when we were on vacation because the kitchen lights were constantly on. This product took care of that. Did have to remove the switchplate to allow the timer to get the necessary leverage to manipulate the switch. Works great.

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    Questions & Answers

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    • Why did you choose this product?

    • Can this unit be used over a standard British Double light switch socet

      • Thank you for your inquiry. No, these are made for standard toggle switches which are prevalent in the USA but not common in Canada or England.

    • Can I use this on a two switch wall plate?

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    • does this unit work with cfl and flourescent lights

    • Can this Timer be used on 'rocker/ Decora' wall switches? If not, do you know of a product that does? Thank you.

      • Yes, this item will work with any wall switches.

      • As per the owner's manual - this product can only be used on TOGGLE style light switches. It will not work on Decora (or rocker) style light switches.

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