Siemens RWB2E Programmer
As described BUT does not last
Work as described, but then starts to malfunction as it approaches two years old, which is unacceptable for such a brand and its price.
18 Nov 2014
I have now had two of these programmers, one from Screwfix and one from elsewhere. I bought them because they were similar in operation to my 20 year old Landis programmer and I didn't need or want the complexity of a more sophisticated programmer. The first RWB2E stopped working properly after 18 months, the second after 11 months. The problem seems to be that the on/off sliding switches are not designed for frequent operation and don't engage properly after being used for a few months.
31 Dec 2010
RWB 29 by Siemens
This unit is very versatile for elder generations or those who cannot program new complex timers but, since this relies on mechanical switching rather then electronic, it has it's downsides. This has packed up after just a year and a half, the previous one was also co-incidentaly a Siemens mechanical timer. I would suggest to stay clear of this product. On both occasions the timer went into permanent ON position, this was while I was visiting some friends for a weekend. Cannot tell you the grief when I received the gas bill. For it's price I would opt for the RWB29 also available from Screwfix and cheaper too. It's worth the trouble of going through the programming procedures.
11 Nov 2009