Programmable Timers

We sell both 12 and 24 volt timers which have 8 on/off programs and up to 56 on/off settings for daily and weekly function.

What can one do with it?

Fridge & Freezer control: Kim Laurie uses one to turn his deep freeze on/off so as to regulate the temperature to use as a fridge. While this works for him, I have seen some failures doing this. The other main use would be to turn your fridge on mostly during the day. This can save you some power on a solar system, as you tend to minimise battery losses. However unless you have a eutectic fridge, the fridge will warm up a bit at night, particularly in hot climates.

Turning Lights on/off: A common use of a timer is to turn a yard light on/off for a few hours. Some people use them to turn a few lights on in the house while they are on holidays to discourage thieves. The DC timer can also be used to ensure that lights say in a public toilet block can only be turned on at night.

Pumps: Some pumps like our domestic pump Flojet range are not designed for continuous duty. In other situations, the water yield may be very low so a continuous pump could run out of water. Some hydroponic situations require water to be turned on at specific times. For all these situations a DC Timer can be ideal to control your pump.

Greenhouses, Shadehouses, Hydroponic gardens, orchids, etc: Your DC timer (12 or 24 Volt) can turn on lights, fans, and pumps as required.

Bug Zappers, Mozzie and cane toad killers: A 12 volt timer can turn on the vermin controllers in your orchard, etc.

Can you think of another use? Let us know!


We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.