A Timer Question...........

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by JW5681, Feb 1, 2013.

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    JW5681

    JW5681 Member

    Hi All

    I've got a Plug and Grow timer and it seems to be losing time, about 30 minutes'ish a day, I'm not expecting it to keep exact time but If I don't adjust it every few days it would be more than a hour out by the end of the week and me having to adjust it is silly cause thats what a timer is meant to do for you !!!!!!!! :wall: I used to have a 4 way extention plugged into the wall and have the timer plugged into the 4 way extention but the timer was losing a silly amount of time a day so I changed it so the timer is plugged into the wall socket and the 4 way extention is plugged into the timer. I also have the Plug and Grow timer plugged into a RCD circuit breaker in the wall socket and I was wondering if the RCD circuit breaker could be making the timer lose time.


    Thanks
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    GrowinDad

    GrowinDad Well-Known Member

    I think you have a bad timer. Return it or get a new one.
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    valuablevariable

    valuablevariable Well-Known Member

    Seems like its just a bad or broken timer. I would go get a new one (what are they, like 3$) and see if that fixes it before losing much energy on contemplating circuit breakers etc.
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    cobra28widow

    cobra28widow New Member

    yeah I would just buy a new/better timer..
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    Indoor Sun King

    Indoor Sun King Well-Known Member

    buy a decent heavy duty timer....they are worth the few extra bucks
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    JW5681

    JW5681 Member

    Can anyone recommend a good timer I can get in the UK, I need it to turn on a 600w HPS and a fan

    Thanks
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    JW5681

    JW5681 Member

    .......And I thought Plug and Grow timers were meant to be good and up to the job !!!
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    valuablevariable

    valuablevariable Well-Known Member

    Im not a timer expert but I would have expected all timers to work well. You might have just had some bad luck.
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    JW5681

    JW5681 Member

    Is it worth trying it plugged directly into the wall socket rather than plugged into the RCD plug first before I buy a new one ???

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