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GE 50462 7-Day Random Vacation Timer

by GE

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  • Preprogrammed for vacations
  • Simply set the time and plug in
  • Indoor use only
  • Easy to set
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Technical Details
Part Number 50462
Item Weight7.2 ounces
Product Dimensions6.1 x 4.4 x 2.6 inches
Item model number50462
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description1 Year limited
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002U3Y0Q
Best Sellers Rank #131,023 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 5, 2004
  
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Product Description

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GE 7-Day Random Vacation Timer turns lamps or appliances on or off during late evening and early morning hours, confusing potential burglars.

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GE 7-day Random Vacation Timer 50462.

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Customer Reviews

Luckily, no problem since I didn't need them any time soon.
E.S.
There's a little clockwork dial which goes around once each day or week, and there are "pins" you can alter to set the on and off times.
D. White
The concept is good, the configuration is outstanding, and it looks good.
Patrick D. Fero

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mike on November 27, 2009
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I bought 3 of these. They are just old mechanical style plug-in timers except that the on-off "tabs" are molded in and are unchangeable, so therefore they are not random at all. Each day of the week has different on-off cycles but I hoped for more than 2 or 3 cycles a day and for true randomness. It is not easy to set the time accurately since the small dial covers the whole week, so I would recommend setting it up a day or two before you leave home so you can adjust it if necessary. So far they are running silently, unlike an old similar timer I use for my wife's plants.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Brooklynite on May 13, 2009
Good price and seems to work out of the box as described, the only thing the user has to do is set the current time and plug it in. Working fine with my lamp that uses CFC bulbs. The product descriptions says that it randomly switches on and off during the late PM and early AM hours, but it does not say what its definition of late PM and early AM is... during the first test run it did indeed switch on and off randomly but at 1:30 in the afternoon. I thought maybe I'd set the time wrong, but it kept on and offing through till about 10:30pm, so I don't think that was the problem. So its maybe a little more random than intended, but certainly easy and seems to work well.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By JRP on December 12, 2008
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I dont write long reviews but appreciate those who do. When I go on vacation I like to outfit my house with random lamp timers. Most are too complicated or fail to function after a power failure. These work perfectly. They are random enough, especially with one in each of several rooms.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. White on July 17, 2011
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OK, out of general respect for the Amazon community I guess it's my responsibility to write about this, since I'm returning it due to what I consider to be bad design.

And I do think it's designed badly. I should have read all the reviews, some of which pointed out this design flaw. I was in a hurry, and thus wasted my time.

In theory, this should be a product which provides a plausible, varying, sequence turning the light on and off during the evening hours, to simulate someone being at home and keep the house from being broken into.

What it does, however, is simulate a broken timer, in my opinion increasing the odds that burglars will figure nobody's home.

This is not an electronic timer, and really I'd recommend a settable 7-day electronic timer such as the "woods" models I subsequently bought off amazon. Battery backup is important, since you don't want all the lights going "off synch" if your grid goes down for any reason.

However, I bought these knowing that they were plan old physical switches. You may be familiar with the nature of the mechanism since it's been around for many decades. There's a little clockwork dial which goes around once each day or week, and there are "pins" you can alter to set the on and off times. When properly deployed, these pins physically trip a switch that turns the power on and off.

Nothing wrong with that as a cheap mechanism, and in fact I use a 24-hour "pin type" timer on my dehumidifier downstairs. They work.

However, what this device is, is a 7-day clockwork-style "pin" timer with immovable pins... and the pins are set NOT in a plausible evening pattern of on-off light use, but in a truly random pattern, which includes them being on in the daytime and after 2am.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By E.S. on January 24, 2011
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I bought three of these, thinking they would turn lamps on and off at various times in the evening and early morning, making the house look more occupied when I'm gone. The description, and the packaging, said that's what they would do. I opened one to give it a try. And the description is half right. It is a 7 day timer that has different pre-set programs for each day. Most of this type of timer are 24 hour timers that will turn the lights on and off at the same time every day. This tries to be more random by having seven different programs, one for each day of the week. I figured out that there are 14 tabs on the wheel that rotates. Each time the tab hits an arm that sticks down and pushes it up, the light or whatever will come on for a period of time, it looked to be only an hour or two each time. Problem was half (7) of the times that the light would come on would be during the late morning, 9:00 or 10:00 a.m., or in the afternoon, 2:00 or 4:00 p.m. What is the use of having lights come on during the daylight hours? Another review said the same thing---that lights were coming on during the daytime too, and that's right. So the lights would only come on seven times during dark hours during a whole week, and only briefly at that. Some days they won't come on at all.

To top it off, the one I opened didn't even work anyway. Sent them back the next day. To achieve the reasonable amount of on/off lighting when it is dark outside that I wanted, I had to go up to a much more expensive type of unit, the Leviton LT112-10W. It is a digital timer, about $17 each, but you can program it to come on whenever you want, on and off several times each day, and different every day. To make the house look lived-in, I felt like this is what it is going to take.
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