An outdoor timer gives you a simple and effective way to control electrical fixtures located outdoors. Outdoor timers have domestic and commercial uses. Their use is common in permaculture and hydroponics. You can also use one to control patio heating, garden fountains, outdoor lights, and outdoor power tools. Most of the outdoor timers that you can find on eBay include IP66 13A sockets. IP66 sockets are those that you can use in wet areas. You get to choose between mechanical and digital timers, as well as 24-hour and seven-day options.
Typical mechanical timers include multiple segments with each segment divided in hours. A 24-hour outdoor timer could offer 48 on and off commands per day. A weekly timer can include 42 cycles per week, and on and off times can vary every day. Digital models tend to incorporate onboard batteries that help save settings in the event of power failures. Do not worry about wasting electricity anymore; control it up to a week in advance.