Hello everyone, my friends! A couple of days ago by mail I received a package that I had ordered on AliExpress in the NTONPOWER official store. Looking through products in this store I put my eyes on an interesting thing such as a digital programmable timer ETG-63A by Safe Easy.
As I wanted to automate an inner lamp near a front door, I ordered this device.
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I had a lot of questions about the product to the seller, kind of «what is it and how to do?» and I received full information and great consultation. The seller answered quickly despite the time difference. And after I had ordered, he sent the item on the same day, special thanks to him for that. The delivery took a total of 21 day. At the time of the order the socket costs 14,99$, on sale it would cost only 11.24$.
The socked was packed in a plastic self-adhesive bag with some bubble wrap. The packaging is a plastic blister. There was no box, but in spite of that, the socket came in one peace which is really surprising knowing how our valiant mail works.
The package includes: the plastic blister, the digital programmable timer itself and a short manual in English. I wish to note that there is no Chinese in the manual, what can I say? That’s Europe!
Brand: NTONPOWER (although the package indicates Safe Easy)
Rated power: (3680Вт, 230V 16A)
Dimension: mm 130х70х90
Plug type: European
Case material: ABS plastic + PC fire and high temperature protection.
There are no protection against overloads, voltage stabilizer and remote control.
On the front side there is a one, well readable LCD screen, 7 buttons for configuration and control and one concealed RESET button.
Buttons on the front panel:
WEEK, HOUR, MIN, SEC, CLOCK, PROG and funny thumbs up MODE.
WEEK (Weekday) is used to configure a weekday
HOUR (Hours) — used to set the hour
MIN (Minutes) — used to set the minutes
SEC (Seconds) is used to set the seconds
CLOCK (Time) — used to set the current time and exit the programming menu
PROG (Programming) is used to program the timer for on and off
MODE is used to select one of four options of device operation: ON, ON AUTO, OFF, OFF, AUTO.
RESET is used to reset user settings.
The device has a built-in battery, which allows it not to reset the time and settings when it’s out of socket.
There is an option to program up to eight timers to switch on and eight timers to switch off. For me, an option to set the timers to within one second is very convenient. For example, you can program the device to apply the voltage at 12:00:00 and turn it off at 12:00:01. You can schedule switching on and off for days of the week. And the range of days of the week is very broad and diverse. You can choose whether one day of the week or weekdays/weekends, every other day starting Monday or work every other day starting Tuesday, and there are many such options.
To set the time, press and hold the CLOCK. While holding the button press the WEEK, HOUR, MIN, SEC buttons to set today's day of the week and the exact time.
To configure the on and off timers, press PROG, and you get into the programming menu of the device. By default the setup 1 of switch on will be the first. Sequentially pressing the WEEK, HOUR, MIN, SEC buttons you can very accurately set the first timer which will meet your needs. After setting the first timer to switch on, press PROG one more time and you' can set the first timer to switch off. Repeat all of the above described steps to set the first timer to switch off. If you have no more timers to configure, just press the CLOCK and the device is ready for use. If you need more timers, then press the PROG button again and you will proceed to configuring of a second timer to switch. To see what timer are you configuring, you should just look in the lower left corner of the screen and you will see the displayed number indicates the number of timer, ON or OFF timer mode.
In order to reset the timers just press the R(RESET) button using something slim like pens.
In general, I’m satisfied with the device and can safely say «definitely to take». It fully meets my requirements and successfully performs its function in my house. The plastic quality is on the highest level, it’s thick and doesn’t flex when you press, pleasant to the touch. The device is weighty. I liked the option to set timer to within one second and select the days of the week. The seller is good, sociable, understands the business. All my questions were answered. Sent my order quickly. Of course I wish to improve the packaging, maybe add a box, but in such packaging the product came in one peace. So I recommend the seller and his shop. I’m thinking about ordering another one, but maybe I’ll take one with Wi-Fi, it’s in the same shop. Enter, choose, order. Since that’s my first review on this forum — please don’t kick me, I’m waiting for reasonable critic or suggestions in comments. See you later, friends.