10 Best Garden timer of 2018
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Timers are used to individually regulate the supply of electricity or heat and have thus become an indispensable helper for saving energy. Modern versions of timers also work precisely and reliably.
Types and applications – an overview
Timers work both mechanically and digitally.
The energy demand of mechanical timers is covered by the power grid. Their disadvantage is that a permanent supply of electrical energy is necessary. switching intervals must be redefined in case of interruption of the power supply.
Digital timers have a much higher level of comfort: they are technically designed to be programmed to the exact second or can be controlled by random function. It is possible to cover the energy requirement for storing the information via a battery, thus virtually eliminating the loss of data.
The main applications for household timers are in the area of heat supply and lighting. Increasingly, time switches for the garden are becoming increasingly popular in order to control various light sources, pumps or roller shutters. In addition, some of the outdoor models are also equipped with a power outlet.
Timers for the garden – a selection
Despite the mentioned disadvantage of a mechanical timer, models of this design are quite popular in the garden area.
Among the simpler forms is the variant of a combination of socket and timer as a spit for insertion into the ground. An elaborate attachment by drilling and screws thus eliminated.
Models of this type are made of weather-resistant and unbreakable material. To protect the individual elements against moisture, they are provided with a hinged lid. The power is supplied via a cable. A corresponding safety plug ensures safety.
As an example, the model „as – Schwabe 60685“ is mentioned here.
If no power outlet is desired, the „sister product“ – as – Schwabe outdoor timer – is an easy alternative. In contrast to the ground spike, this model is to be mounted firmly.
The electronic timer has 96 switching times every 15 minutes. A random version is not available.
More comfortable and versatile is the selection in the field of digital garden timers. Here is an example of the model „CSL – digital timer“ mentioned.
Eight configurable switching programs offer a variety of switching options. The plus point of the product, however, is the possibility of random switching. In this way, even in the absence of garden lighting can be switched on or off. All stored information is also backed up via a back-up battery.
The design and its benefits
Time switches for the garden do not have to be visible. Individual design in the form of stones or rocks cleverly hides the timer behind it. In addition, covers of this type serve as weather protection and protection against (accidental) damage, for example when mowing the lawn.
Before purchasing a garden timer, the individual requirements for the device should be defined.
Will a power outlet be needed in addition to the clock? Or even two cans? Is a mechanical timer sufficient or is the convenience of digital data storage and random function desired? Should the device be portable and effortless?
The offered selection of models meets every single requirement profile. In the end, nothing stands in the way of successful energy saving, individual lighting desire and the satisfaction of your own security needs!
- outdoor hot tub
- Flower box with holder
- game lawn
- mulching mower
- Multi Function Head
- wooden bridge
- Balcony Hanging Table
- garden thermometer
- Stainless Steel Lantern
- charcoal starter
- Battery shrub shear
- double swing
- Hover mower
- garden fleece
- pool lighting
- Gas low pressure regulator
- Moss Killers
- Grill grate round
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