Time switch

A time switch is an electric switch with a built-in clock that plugs into an electric socket, between the socket itself and a power plug. This physical arrangement allows the connected device(s) to automatically receive power for a desired duration of time.

Time switches are available in both mechanical and completely electronic versions. Amongst their unlimited timing uses, they are commonly utilized in the following applications: aquariums, home lighting (both interior and exterior), ovens, street lights and washing machines.

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