Ageing rellies vintage 70s? dimplex wall mounted fan heater has retired.
Had adjustable rotary 'clockwork' 'countdown' timer, rotary adjustable heat controls, push button on/off.
Rellies keen to have similar, despite my doubts about the point of the 'countdown timer' - why would you want to leave the bathroom with a fan heater going for x minutes until it switched itself off??
Anyway, goggling reveals nothing very similar (no surprises there), anyone any pointers please?
/Are you sure it's an over-run timer, that starts at switch off, rather
than a run timer that starts at switch on, which would make more
Mmm fair point, as its bust I'm not 100% sure what its supposed to do, I'll find out.....
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Ebay has this http://tinyurl.com/oucuvtq
It says: "Supplied complete with Electronic run-back Timer which
automatically switches heater off after pre set time". Not clockwork,
but sounds similar./q
Yes I saw these on my goggling, but they have no thermostat, no heat adjustment (except on installation), & timer run on is fixed (on installation)
So not similar enough I reckon.
Dimplex are still doing them but with electronic timers (which comes as
no surprise). Current models appear to be pull cord triggered with a run
back timer for a set period (adjustable by jumpers, 5 - 80mins). Not
sure if the period can be terminated early.
See model DX FX20VE or DX FX20EIPX4 eg:
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2kW but it appears to be internally switchable to 1kW.
Run on after a shower or bath isn't so daft as it will help dry the room
out, as long as there is some ventilation.
All they ever seemed to do was collect filth, and heat t up the top metre or
so of the room they were in.
Far better were those bar firees with pull cords, silent and nice and
toasty as they use radiant heat not just blown out hot air.
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"JimK" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I have one older Dimplex, of an age where it will last forever.
Well, the pull cord switch died after a year or so, and I cleaned
it up and it made it switch a DIN rail contactor in the heater
rather than the element directly, which it's now been doing for
nearly 30 years.
Routine cleaning is essential, with an air duster can and vacuum
Even so, we've never managed to get more recent models of any
make to last more than 5 years (and very much less without the
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At least 10 years. We couldn't remember.
Dimplex wanted £44 for the thermostat - more than a replacement heater. I
could have got a generic one, but since the safety stat had already failed
(and it's riveted to the heating element) I decided to call it quits.
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