LAP Mechanical 24-Hour Immersion Timer 240V
brilliant value around
Best value around for this product but a pity that it's just gone up in price
24 Feb 2015
Very poor bit of kit.
On opening up the box, it feels very cheap and flimsy. The terminal strip is small and difficult to get at. (particulatly the earth terminal, which is hidden below to cover fixing. The terminals are shallow blind sockets so the cable ends cannot be pushed in beyond the screws, making secure termination of 13A rated immersion heater heat resistant cable (which is stiff..!) almost impossible to secure. The single earth terminal needs to take two earth cables, and is not big enough. I tried solder on the ends, but then they wouldn't fit into the tiny terminals. I gave up after two hours fiddling and am returning it today.
It may be OK for lighting cable or on single copper conductor fixed cables but not for 13A immersion heater heat resistant flex. I should have taken more note of the other negative reviews!
20 Feb 2015
Value immersion heater
Great heater timer, easy to fit, easy to operate and great value for money
16 Feb 2015
Patchy quality issues
It seems from the reviews that there are some happy with this timer. I'm afraid that I don't belong in that category. I incorrectly assumed that the immersion was faulty after operating this switch and seeing mains voltage appear when on and cease when off. Both manually and when in timer mode. So I changed the heater element. The problem is with the timer that intermittently decides if it wants to switch or not and so I have been put to a lot of ag for no reason except the quality of this item is patchy to say the least - that seems to be borne out by the range of reviews - it's not consistent. Do yourselves a favour and look for something that is better.
1 Feb 2015