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Horstmann Economy 7 timer with boost switch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by gardener1214388, 26 Aug 2014.

  1. gardener1214388

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    I need to replace a Horstmann economy 7, the write up in screwfix for this model varies with one electrician and plumber stating that build and life expectancy is poor.

    Question: What is the best quality economy 7 switch to use and who offers the best price.
     
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    I thought they were the standard choice.

    Look for more reviews from other suppliers and note the price.
     
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    No experience of the digital ones. The motor-driven clock ones usually chunter along for about 20 years. Of course, the new ones might not be built as well as they used to be 20 years ago. That's true of so many things.

    They do have a backup battery in, and I suspect that they may not like being in a hot cupboard as the battery may die or the lubricant on the clockwork dry up.
     
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    Horstmann are a very reputable brand.

    I had a Horstmann E7 timer in my last flat, it was original so lasted from 1994 - 2010 when I had Economy 8 installed so replaced it.

    I think it would be a safe bet.
     
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