10 Best Garden timer of 2018

  • Flexible programming - set up to 4 cycles per day, each with...
  • The new larger Rectangular screen is 25% bigger to better...
  • Rain delay - if there's rain in the forecast, the rain delay...
  • Timed watering up to 120 minutes
  • Durable high impact construction
  • Oversized dial with comfort grip for easy use
  • Automatic operation conserves water
  • Easy-on, easy-off, single dial control with timed watering...
  • Settings for daily, every other day, or every 3rd day...
  • Watering frequency from every 6 hrs up to every 7th day
  • Watering duration from 1 to 240 minutes
  • Rain delay options of 24, 48, or 72 hours
  • MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY - The Gideon Water Sprinkler Timer...
  • EASY TO USE - Features a swivel coupling for easy and quick...
  • BACKLIT LCD SCREEN - Features a large, easy to read, LCD...
  • 2-PROGRAMMABLE VALVES - Water timer features two separate...
  • EASY TO USE - Features a swivel coupling for easy and quick...
  • MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY - Allows setting your precise desired...
  • Easy to use; Battery powered (requires 2 AAA batteries - not...
  • Suitable for all garden watering systems
  • No wiring required
  • A user friendly computer (with backlit display) that...
  • Dual outlet for added flexibility with quality brass inlet...
  • Run time from 1 minute to 240 minutes with watering...
  • Flexible programming - set up to 4 cycles per day, each with...
  • The new larger Rectangular screen is 25% bigger to better...
  • Rain delay - if there's rain in the forecast, the rain delay...
  • Automatic operation conserves water
  • Easy-on, easy-off, single dial control with timed watering...
  • Settings for daily, every other day, or every 3rd day...

Garden Timer Counselor

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.

Conclusion

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!

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