Think carefully about timed (or even thermostatic) control of
a portable heater. People can all too easily place things on
or too near to a heater when it's off, without thinking what
will happen when it comes on automatically with no one nearby.
I don't know whether you can still get them, but I've had one for 15 or 20
years (I think with a Morphy Richards logo on it) which has a timer *and* a
thermostat. You can set it for timer only, temperature control only, or both
together (once you've remembered how to drive it! <g>)
On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 11:41:30 -0800, David P wrote:
A number of programmable thermostats have suitably rated contacts.
Typically 10(2)A. Which would be sufficient for all except the most
One of these could with care be made to switch a dedicated socket.
However there is a serious hazard if the heater comes on unattended and is
located in an unsuitable position.
Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
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