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  # 810290 2-May-2013 15:57
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Gemini:Good idea, I'm going to do that with the timer plugs I already have


I was thinking about this. 
What's the best configuration?

1. Thermostat plug into the timer
or
2. Timer plug into the thermostat

Both units have built-in batteries so should be able to retain your settings.

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  # 810459 2-May-2013 20:22
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If both are digital then it does not matter. Usually they use a capacitor but if one has a battery and the other a capacitor, then plug the one with a battery direct into the mains so it does not waste it's battery while the other is off.




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  # 2225244 26-Apr-2019 09:13
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Arlec have something that will do this, which I spotted in Bunnings the other day. They cost $30 and I get the impression you can turn things on and off according to temperature and / or a timer. I haven't looked at it in detail thuogh.


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  # 2225387 26-Apr-2019 10:24
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Does it count as necro when it's your own thread? ;)

 

I actually bought one of the Arlec units last weekend, in preparation for an impending winter baby. Just had a quick play with it so far but it seems straightforward and reliable. Choose heating or cooling mode based on a toggle switch on the side. Choose your desired temperature. Unit turns on when it either rises above or drops below your target. No battery/memory, so if you turn it off at the wall the target temperature resets. It doesn't have a timer function, despite the product name Bunnings has given it.


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  # 2225645 26-Apr-2019 16:01
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Wow, thread from 2013 back alive.

Good to know that the "Arlec Temperature Controlled Programmable Timer" is now available, and at a competitive price.

Much more cost effective solution that what I previously ran (heatermate stacked on digital timer). I see heatermate now also offer a unit with integrated timer.





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  # 2225655 26-Apr-2019 16:14
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I didn't even have to request an unlock :) I forget the people subscribed to this thread may be interested.

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  # 2227103 29-Apr-2019 09:09
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timmmay:

 

Arlec have something that will do this, which I spotted in Bunnings the other day. They cost $30 and I get the impression you can turn things on and off according to temperature and / or a timer. I haven't looked at it in detail thuogh.

 

 

Thanks, I was telling a colleague the other week about Heater Mate - I've passed the link on to him.





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