This post is for Allen mainly…. so he can marvel at the well crafted IDX Big Time timer. (To be fair…. I am not sure if they originally came from IDX like this. I assume they did. I have some Jim Coleman timers with jumpers all over the place also.) This IDX I believe retailed for around $575? The stainless housing was/is extra I believe? You of course need the IDX RC800 remote control thing for the timer to program it. Which with this timer…. you just CLIPPED to the leads. Nice! 🙂 On the BT900 you could at least plug it in…. but it might be added by Fragramatics maybe?
Which brings up a great point to what Allen’s comment points out….. before you purchase a vacuum or a timer. Fragramatics, GinSan/IVS, Jim Coleman….. maybe you should ask for a vacuum WITHOUT their crappy timer? I like Allen…. and one other repair guy. But how about just getting a Dixmor timer at the beginning? I also have not purchased any Dixmor timers yet myself…. BUT it is sound advice! Even Allen eludes to it in his comment.
I have actually had Dixmor timers in my bays and have had no problems in 10 years….. knock on wood! 🙂 But I know IDX and Coleman timers are not as reliable as Dixmor timers. I have a huge stash of Coleman timers to prove Coleman’s timers are bad. I only had 2 messed up BT900 timers. Plus try calling all three places…. I guarantee you want to deal with Dixmor.
UPDATE 2015.05.30: I sold all four of these timers. I really did like these timers. But to be honest…. I purchased them and just never installed credit cards and well…. these timers. LOL 🙂 My other problem was the plastic housing…. I personally felt the housing needed to be metal. But the guy I purchased the timers from said he used them with plastic housings? So I guess plastic is fine? 🙂