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AutoChron Programmable Wall Switch Timer

Overall Rating Rating 4.7  |  93 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 12728085
    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....more

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    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)
Dimensions:
5.0x3.0x2.0
Warranty:
1 year Limited Manufacturer
Materials:
Plastic/Metal
Model No:
81000

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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.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 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.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 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?

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The same
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks to be very well made with excellent material
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 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.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good Quality
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 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.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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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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    JB from Middle Rio Grande Valley New Mexico, Oct 5, 2014

  • Easy to use.

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

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    cynthiamrichardson1 from Brandywine, Maryland, Sep 18, 2014

  • Very handy for early commuters

    I have to be on on the road to work by 5:30 am and it's dark. I use this automatic switch to operate the switch in my garage that controls my flood lights. Now I no longer need a flashlight to unlock my car. Also I have it set so the lights stay off on the weekend, so as not to waste power. I've owned one of these for several months but I want another one for my shed, so here I am. I bought my previous one on "another site" but now I buy from Overstock when I can, because they accept bitcoins.

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    dieselgeek from Seattle wa, Mar 7, 2014

  • Wall Switch Timer

    Tricky to program but once programed worked good. Attachment screw needed to be replaced - using it on old light switch.

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    rickie3 from North Carolina, Jan 2, 2014

  • AutoCChron wall switch

    I enjoy having the front porch light come on and go off by me setting the time. This is as improvement over the smaller one I had that fit (hard wired) into the box. Much easier to mount on the outside with just one of the plate screws and no wiring needed because it turns your own switch on or off. Also the bigger dial is a plus for these computer aged eyes. It sticks out a little way but no more than a alarm does.

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    willadd9 from Shreveport, LA, Nov 22, 2013

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Can this unit be used over a standard British Double light switch socet cdckit on Mar 5, 2013
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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. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 11, 2013
 
 

Can I use this on a two switch wall plate? bharaths on Jan 18, 2013
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Yes you can install it on any wall plate. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 23, 2013
 
Yes sandyrace on Apr 5, 2013
 
yes but it will only operate one bigdog2696 on May 28, 2013
 
 

does this unit work with cfl and flourescent lights bassaholic on Mar 16, 2012
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This should work with CFL and Flourescent lights. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 20, 2012
 
 

Can this Timer be used on 'rocker/ Decora' wall switches? If not, do you know of a product that does? Thank you.  on Mar 3, 2012
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Yes, this item will work with any wall switches. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 5, 2012
 
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.  on May 10, 2012
 
 

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