There are two types of programmable switched fused spurs: Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi.
What is Wi-Fi Programmable Timers?
A fused spur and Wi-Fi timer combination, also known as a wall controller, is an electrical device that combines the functions of a fused spur and a Wi-Fi timer into a single unit. A fused spur is a type of electrical switch that helps regulate the power supply to an electrical device, while a Wi-Fi timer allows you to control the timing and scheduling of your electrical devices using your smartphone or tablet.
By combining these two functions into one wall controller, you can save space and streamline your electrical setup. The wall controller is easy to install and use, and it provides a high level of control and flexibility over your electrical devices. Whether you're looking to control lighting, heating, or any other electrical appliances, a wall controller is an excellent option for any home or office.
But how do they compare, and which is superior? In this section, we will compare and contrast the two options in different ways.
- Installation and operation:
Both units are simple to set up and use. Both devices can be installed in a matter of minutes if you are only replacing an existing spur.
Both units are fully programmable, allowing you to set a schedule for each day of the week - the same times each day or different times each day.
- Applications and load:
Both units are ideal for heating or lighting applications, with maximum loads of 3000W or 3KW.
Both units have two-pole isolation and an output fuse.
Both units can be used to replace a single gang coupling unit or a fixed device outlet, and they both fit into a standard 25mm deep single back box.
- Included accessories:
Both units include electrical socket screws, a cable clamp, and an instruction leaflet.
The Companyblue Wi-Fi Switched Fused Spur is a wi-fi enabled programmable timer that works with the Tuya Smart app, Alexa, and Google Assistant, allowing you to control the timer from anywhere in the world. You can also use apps to set a summary timer and log power usage. 7days a week, 24 hours a day The Programmable Fuse Timer Switch has an easy-to-read blue backlit digital display, a red led power light on the mains, and a green led output indicator.
It has a 1 and 2 hour Boost function, as well as an Advanced function and automatic summer/winter time switching. In the event of a power outage, an integrated memory backup battery safeguards programmes.
If you want to control your smart devices from your phone or tablet and have a stable network connection at home, the wi-fi unit is a good investment. It should be noted that the wi-fi model requires 2G for setup but can then function with a 2G, 4G, or 5G signal.
The programmable fused spur, on the other hand, may be a better option if you prefer a 'touch button' operating style and a visual display, or if your property struggles with a weak or unreliable signal. Furthermore, the presence of a backup battery ensures that the unit will continue to function even in the event of a power outage.
Both units are reasonably priced in terms of price. As Companyblue, we are ready to answer any questions you may have about wifi timer. You can get information by calling 02477 220 780.
Wi-Fi Programmable Timers FAQ
Can I control the wall controller from my phone or tablet?
Yes, you can control the wall controller from your phone or tablet if it has a Wi-Fi timer function. This allows you to regulate power supply and control the timing of your electrical appliances from anywhere in the world.
Does a wall controller have a backup battery in case of power outages?
It depends on the specific model. Some wall controllers may have an integrated memory backup battery to ensure that the unit will continue to function even in the event of a power outage.
How programmable is the wall controller?
The wall controller is fully programmable, allowing you to set a schedule for each day of the week. You can set the same times each day or different times each day, depending on your needs.