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Facts About BN-LINK 8 Outlet Surge Protector with Mechanical Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On) – White

If I set up to be on between 8am and 9am, does it repeat every day? or should I do it every day?

It will repeat everyday

Can I set multiple different timers for each socket? I.e. one for each appliance i want turned on at a different time?

No. 4 outlets work on a timer, the other 4 are live all the time. You can put a secondary timer in the always live outlet to run your light as a solution

i bought 5 of these timers you did replace one of them and three of the others do NOT work rite. they lose time and or dials fall off. whats up?

Mine was defective it appears missing actuators on the timer, choose another brand. I tried to contact but it seems Amazon took away the contact seller and I forgot about it after finding a separate timer I had in storage. Mine works well but only as a power strip all outlets always hot

can I set 10 hrs on and 14 off? just once?

Do you mean you set it once for that and it does it everyday? The answer is yes. Do you mean can you just set it for one day? You would have to change the setting after that one day because once you put in a setting (and whatever is plugged into that side) it keeps doing those times everyday. It’s very easy to set!

Can this be used on a covered porch or is there an outdoor available? Thank you.

This product is only for indoor uses. We do not recommend customer to use this product outdoor. At the moment we do not have any that are out door. Sorry

when using "always on’ function does the dial keep turning? thank you!

I think so: Right now the arrow is pointing to 4:30 and it is 4:29. I have set it to turn on power at midnight and off at 4 a.m. for my devices that should not be overcharged. I am very pleased to have the option to plug in other devices that can/should be charged for longer periods of time.

do you have to play around with the time settings based on your time zone or is there something in it to take care of that already?

This is a mechanical timer that just ticks around in a circle you turn the knob to make the arrow point at the time and there’s little switches you can put up or down as it ticks around the up switches turn it off and the down ones turn it on. You can have it set to turn off and on every 15 and it will do it until you … This is a mechanical timer that just ticks around in a circle you turn the knob to make the arrow point at the time and there’s little switches you can put up or down as it ticks around the up switches turn it off and the down ones turn it on. You can have it set to turn off and on every 15 and it will do it until you change the switches. Or on from 1-3 and everyday it will be on 1-3

Can all 8 outlets be set

I’m not sure I completely understand your question. This is an eight outlet power strip. Four are switched which means they will turn on and off based on the timer and four are unstitched which means they are always on (at least from the power strip perspective). There is only one timer, so for the four switched out… I’m not sure I completely understand your question. This is an eight outlet power strip. Four are switched which means they will turn on and off based on the timer and four are unstitched which means they are always on (at least from the power strip perspective). There is only one timer, so for the four switched outlets, they will all turn on and off based on how that single timer is set. Hope this helps.

Can you mount it

I imagine a small person could mount it, a larger person may break it once the get on top of it. If you’re not talking about mounting it like a horse, there are keyholes in the back to hang it up on screws.

can this be used on a refrigerator?

As far as using it on a refrigerator, just be sure the rated amperage or watts match between the frig and the surge protector.

instructions say do not install if there isn’t at least 30 feet or more of wire between outlet and service panel. What does that mean?

I do not recall seeing that, but my guess is that it would be between the outlet and the breaker box. I googled it and apparently it is 30 ft of wire, not distance. You might want to read up on it and see if it will work for you. I have used it continuously since before Christmas and I love it. It is perfect that… I do not recall seeing that, but my guess is that it would be between the outlet and the breaker box. I googled it and apparently it is 30 ft of wire, not distance. You might want to read up on it and see if it will work for you. I have used it continuously since before Christmas and I love it. It is perfect that one side is always on and the other you have a choice of it being on the timer. Seems to be really well made also.

What is the max amount of wattage got a single 110 socket can take?

A standard home outlet is on a 120-volt circuit. If the outlet is connected to a 15-amp breaker and a 120-volt circuit: 15 amps x 120 volts = 1,800 watts. if the outlet is on a 20-amp breaker in a 120-volt circuit: 20 amps x 120-volts = 2,400 watts.

Can i use this in india? the voltage in india is 220 volts, alternating at 50 cycles (hertz) per second

No, you can not. It is a 110V device.

what is the purpose of a timed surge protector

It works as a timer but integrated into a surge protector. For safety and convenience

Will the surge protector support one 600w hps. 2 300w high output leds without tripping the the surge protection?

mine didn’t last 2 days with that exact set up. fried it I guess

Info About BN-LINK 8 Outlet Surge Protector with Mechanical Timer (4 Outlets Timed, 4 Outlets Always On) – White (Reviews From Amazon)

How to use for dummies like me

If you have never used one like me, then it’s simple.
Wind the dial clockwise until your current time is by the little arrow. (numbers in white for am and black for pm).
To set the timer simply push down the little buttons that surround the dial (they look like little black piano keys) you may need a pin or toothpick if you have fat fingers to press. Then pull the little red button on the side to the clock or timer mode(down position on mine) the green light should be off.
Plug the equipment you want on the timer into the timer side and make sure the equipment is turned on. It will automatically turn on and off according to how you set the buttons around the dial.

Hope this helps, I had to youtube how to use it because I couldn’t for the life of me figure what “buttons” they were telling me to push down. They are so small that I missed them.

Super Easy To Use Power Strip w/ Timer!!!

If you aren’t good with computerized gadgets and need a timer this is the easiest to use. I bought some timers and could just not figure out how to set them. It’s so frustrating. I had to send them back. After reading the reviews on these “Century” Surge Protected Power Strips with Timers, I ordered 2 of them. They are manual and super easy to set. These have 8 sockets you can use. Or you can use the timer setting on 4 of these and use the other 4 for constant power. I’m using these on my aquariums. I absolutely love these. I used one to use on 2 timed tank lights. I have the 2-filters and 2-heaters on the constant power side. So with just one of these power strips with a timer, I have 2-low light tanks set up and running with the lights on timers. I was constantly forgetting to cut the lights off which caused an awful algae problem. I got the tanks cleaned, algae removed and now have them on this power strip timer. My plants get the correct, photosynthesis period (8hrs) of light every day and they are growing fast and healthy. The 2nd one I ordered is set up to moderate to high light planted tanks that are 45 & 60 gallons, in the living room. These too, will grow fast and healthy plants due to getting the same 9 hour light every day thanks to the Century 8 Outlet Surge Protected Power Strip with Timer. You Aquarium hobbiests know how vital it is to get the correct amount of light to your plants in order for them to stay healthy so they can keep the water healthy for your fish. I will definitely be buying 2 more of these timers for my last 2 tanks in other rooms. My life is so much easier, my plants and fish are so much healthier and happier, I would give this product 10-Stars if possible. I highly recommend this product. Their Customer Service is as outstanding as their products. Customer Service gets 10-Stars too.

Excellent Two-in-One Device Available at a Great Price; Cord is 4 Foot Long(Not 6 Foot)

I ordered this surge protector to take control of the cord clutter around my TV. Between the cable modem, the wireless router, the cordless phone and other assorted devices, this area simply looked awful. The Century surge protector has solved my dilemma perfectly. It has 8 outlets; four that can be set with the timer function and four that are on any time the surge protector is turned on. The outlets are spaced perfectly so that you are able to plug all sorts of different shaped plugs into them and not block any of the other outlets. Therefore you can actually use all 8 outlets. This was not true for the power strip I had previously. There is a switch on the side of the surge protector that you slide on or off to determine if the 4 outlets on the timer side will be on constantly, or on per your timer setting. I have no need to put any of my devices on a timer, so I chose to slide this switch to the "constantly on" setting. There is a second switch on the side of the surge protector that will let you turn the power on and off to the device without unplugging it. It’s a nice little plus if you want to conserve energy by turning off the power to the devices you have plugged into the protector when you aren’t using them. The only negative thing I have to say about this device is that the cord is not 6 feet as is listed in it’s description and on the packing it arrived it. When stretched out completely, mine measured 48 inches(4 feet) rather than 60 inches(6 feet). However, this was still long enough for the surge protector to do the job I needed it to do. I attached a few pics that show the switches as well as the length of the cord. I didn’t have a second person here to hold the cord completely stretched out while I snapped the pics, but you can verify that the cord is approx. 48 inches long. I did receive this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. I am not affiliated with the manufacturer or Amazon in any way; and am providing my unbiased review in an effort to allow my fellow Amazon shoppers to make informed shopping decisions.

Works great for my reptile terrarium

I bought this for the lights on my bearded dragon terrarium. It turns the lights on in the morning and turns them off at night. It works very well. I like that it has a lot of outlets. It keeps time accurately unlike some others on the market. Since it is in my bedroom one of the most important things to me in choosing this was how loud the timer would be. You can only hear it if you press your ear up to the timer, even then, it is just a low hum. When it turns the lights on in the morning it does make a little clicking noise, but it is not loud enough to wake me up and I am a fairly light sleeper. I am very pleased with this power strip and is perfect for my needs.

Perfect for holiday lights!

I love these timers! I purchased two last year and another this year. They are perfect for use with holiday lights. They have a total of 8 outlets, 4 timed, and 4 continuous. The timer is easy to set, just turn the dial to the current time (when timer is plugged in) then push down the little tabs to set when to turn on and when to shut off. There is also a rocker switch on the side to turn the timer on or off, I just always leave it on. When I want the lights to stay on all day, I just switch the plugs from the timed side to the always on side, and then back again when I want them back on the timer.

I have used many different timers over the years including remote control ones, digital, etc, some were aggravating to set up, and of course the remote control ones don’t work if you’re not home to turn them on. These timers solve all of that and more, plus they have a surge protector, so no more burned out, over-loaded wall sockets (yea, I did that one year), these timers give me peace of mind!

These are absolutely the best timers I have ever used, and most certainly recommend them!

Timer Power Strip – Excellent Design

Over the years, I have spent a lot of money on timers and power strips. This one combines the best of both. It is a little pricey at $22 or so, but when you look at the features, it’s really very good value. For years, I’ve had a tangle of wires around my fireplace, especially around Christmas for trees and mantel lights. This device converted my “spaghetti” into neat strands of wire that plug into one simple strip. The strip features:
– a 24-hour timer with mechanical pins, one for each half-hour
– 4 timed receptacles, controlled by the above timer
– 4 untimed receptacles (always ‘hot’)
– built-in surge protection – it shuts down if there is a power surge or overload (a huge safety protection feature)
– bypass switch – it bypasses the timer. If you decide: I want Xmas tree lights on all day, just slide it from T to On
If I have a complaint, it is the small size of the timer pins. When I first looked at it, I was dismayed. However, they are colored a distinct black and contrast well with the base. I found them easy to use with just my fingers. I have had other timers with bigger pins that I had to use a bent paper clip to operate because I couldn’t see the pin clearly. So bottom line, this device gets a solid ‘5’ from me.

Great for automating aquarium lighting.

This is a great affordable option for timed power strip. I bought it to automate the turning on and off of my aquarium light (guaranteeing a low stress light routine for my fish and enough light for my aquatic plants to flourish). All you do is set the time and push the pins down to set the timer. 4 outlets are on a single timer and the other 4 have constant power so I put things like the aquarium filter and heater on the continuous outlets while the timer side manages the lights — taking the effort of remembering out of my hands.

The only consequence is that there is only one timer so everything on the timed outlets will go on and off at the one set time. Not an issue if you’re looking to use it for one purpose like aquarium lights, sets of Christmas lights, etc.

Rock solid device

Given the weight and solid construction, I expect this to last a long time. I used this for a plant light and watering system while away, and it worked great. Watering system with its own timer was in the “always on” side, and lights on the timed side. I could see a few of these as a security system, too, because you could program different rooms for different on/off cycles. Using the pins around the edge of the dial, you could even have the same light cycle a couple or few times a day. I could be wrong, but the pins feel a little delicate, so I’m handling gently. I do like the simple mechanism of pin pushed down/lights on; pin lifted up/lights off. Each pin represents 15 minutes.

Best low-tech solution to my power needs

*I liked this so much I bought a second one.

This is a great device if you want to control power on a schedule – which I do. Originally bought this to use with a laptop that had an “almost dead” battery – it would last about 3 hrs, so I was always plugging (and unplugging) the laptop when I used it.

With this power strip, I set up a schedule so that the laptop got power (“on”) for about 2 hrs, then not get power (“off”) for another 2 hrs. I turned off the power strip when I wasn’t using the laptop. That did well for my laptop; the battery stayed between 25% and 90% with that schedule.

Replaced that laptop with a desktop PC, and now I have a schedule where the PC and monitor get power (“on”) from 7am to 8pm, and “off” otherwise. All electronics draw some power even when they are off .. this timer power strip solves that. It’s not getting *any* power from 8pm to 7am, when I’m not using the PC.

The little tabs let you set the “on/off” schedule in 15 min increments; there are 4 tabs per “hour” on the timer.

If you listen for it, you can hear a very soft “tickticktick…” as the timer keeps time. But I keep the power strip under my desk, so I don’t hear it.

*I bought a second one for the TV in the exercise room. Same use case; the TV doesn’t need to draw power from 6pm to 6am, when no one is using it.

Received replacement that works perfectly!

In general I like the design of the two rows of outlets with the option of always on and timer on. It is very easy to set timer on/off by pressing the panels. However, I don’t know if anyone else is bother by this – while in use, there is an nonstop considerable audible buzzing/ticking/sizzling/wood burning type of sound that sounds like the timer at work. It’s always buzzing regardless if if you switch the timer unit to on or off, away from the timed option. It a low frequency sound that doesn’t get blended into the environment. So I hear it everywhere when I’m in the room, unfortunately this is the living room and I’m there a lot. Hence the reduction of stars.

(New update on 1/8/2017)
After I left my original review, I was contacted by the seller and they informed me that I might have received a defective product and sent me a replacement. The replacement works like a charm! It is extremely quiet (so the original one I got was defective). Just to note, that I have used the traditional Intermatic Timer, which has a tiny continuous buzzing sound as the clock works. This Century Timer is definitely more quite than that. Switching my review to 5 stars.

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