Re: Electric blanket - timer?

berger@xxxxxxxxx (Mike Berger) wrote in

> Why won't they work with a timer? Will they just not work with
> a timer made for incandescent lights that uses a triac? Then get
> a timer with switch contacts. Unless they're hardwired into your
> house, it ought to be usable with a (proper) timer.

Many (most? all?) new electric blankets have electronic controls
without a "hard" on-off switch. You can't set the switch to "ON" and
have the blanket turn on when you plug it in or when a timed outlet
switches on.

The only way to turn them on is to have them plugged into a live
outlet and push the button on the control.

Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | bert@xxxxxxxxxxx