Operation of Heavy Duty Shower Timer
Note: This model is recommended for use where vandalism is possible, for instance at caravan parks or tourist hot spots, hostels, hotels or boarding schools.
What’s Included In Your Purchase ?
- The Heavy Duty Shower Timer unit also comes with a 12 Volt power pack and solenoid valve for use in Australia.
- Printed instruction manual
How it Works
- The shower and waiting time are pre programmed by the owner from 0-12 mins
- The shower is terminated after a pre-determined time and that is followed by a “discouraging” waiting period during which the shower will not operate
- The heavy duty shower timer is installed over the existing shower head, for audible and visual efficiency of the unit
- There is a visual display which counts down the minutes and seconds remaining, and is supported by an audible beeper
- Power is supplied by a 12 Volt power pack that is installed in the ceiling or away from the unit in an adjoining room
- Unscrew your existing shower head
- Plug the power pack into the 240 Volt supply and plug into the unit (from behind is best)
- Assemble and fit the shower timer as per the assembly instructions in the kit (or below)
- Screw your shower head back onto the top of the shower timer
- For more efficient water utilisation during showers, consider installing a water saving shower head (around 9 L / minute)
- Both shower time and waiting time are selected and set by the owner from a number of pre-programmed time options
- The SHOWER TIME can be selected in whole minutes up to 12 minutes
- The WAIT TIME can be selected between showers from 0, 15, 30, 60, 120 or 300 seconds
- The settings can only be changed by first removing the power source
- Power failure will not change the settings
- In the normal condition the settings can be seen at a glance because the visual display indicates the two settings alternately for three seconds each
- The SHOWER TIME setting is displayed as a steady glow and the WAIT TIME flashes
- Press the Start button momentarily to begin the shower time sequence. This will be confirmed by a beep from the buzzer.
- Hot and cold water taps still control the temperature and water flow, like you would normally use
- The visual display indicates the remaining shower time in minutes.
- At each minute change, the buzzer beeps once.
- From 99 seconds, the display indicates remaining seconds.
- At each of 30, 20, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 seconds remaining, the buzzer beeps once.
- The water is then cut off and the flashing visual display indicates the remaining Waiting time.
- Pressing the button at any time during the SHOWER TIME or WAIT TIME has no effect.
- Visual progress monitoring is provided by displaying the remaining time in minutes and seconds.
- This is supported by audible signals from an electronic buzzer.
- The audible signals indicate increasing urgency until the timer ultimately shuts off the water supply to the shower.
- The waiting time period then commences and is reported by the visual display.
- The visual and audible signals are similar to that used in a microwave oven.
Important Note: The shower head is not supplied.
You can usually use your existing shower head with the shower timer or save more water by replacing it with a water saving shower head!