Electrisaver timer activator

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Aitch

Joined Dec 8, 2020
5
Hi,
I have a timer (see image below) that controls the electric heater but it only turns on when you press the button. My room gets cold in the mornings and i would like to know if there is anything out there that i can attach to activate the heater. Or even make it myself with. Something with a timer and something to press the button, thats battery operated preferably.
Thanks
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AlbertHall

Joined Jun 4, 2014
11,396
You want it to turn on at a specific time of day? Perhaps a timer would be a better choice of control. They can have multiple on/off cycles each day and differnt cycles for particular days, e.g. the weekend may be different to weekdays.
 

Thread Starter

Aitch

Joined Dec 8, 2020
5
You want it to turn on at a specific time of day? Perhaps a timer would be a better choice of control. They can have multiple on/off cycles each day and differnt cycles for particular days, e.g. the weekend may be different to weekdays.
Yes, i want it to turn on before i wake up. I cant tamper with the actual control as im renting and its wired to the mains so theres no way i can add a timer to the unit. The only way i can control it is through the electrisaver.
 

AlbertHall

Joined Jun 4, 2014
11,396
The only way I can see to do that is some mechanical system (RC servo/solenoid) to press the button at the right time. This would need to be mounted to the wall. Would that be allowed?
 

Thread Starter

Aitch

Joined Dec 8, 2020
5
The only way I can see to do that is some mechanical system (RC servo/solenoid) to press the button at the right time. This would need to be mounted to the wall. Would that be allowed?
Well as long as i dont damage the unit, no one would know about it so yh should be fine. I dont think there would be anything out there prebuilt, its a little niche.
 

Hymie

Joined Mar 30, 2018
983
The ebay item would be a replacement for what you currently have – it would appear to be the correct size (being the size of a single gang switch plate – fixed by two screws). Although you might need to consider the depth of the mounting plate required for the timer unit.
 

Thread Starter

Aitch

Joined Dec 8, 2020
5
The ebay item would be a replacement for what you currently have – it would appear to be the correct size (being the size of a single gang switch plate – fixed by two screws). Although you might need to consider the depth of the mounting plate required for the timer unit.
thank you but i cant make any modifications to it like that. I think this is something i will need to get the parts together for and make myself.
 
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