08-05-2003, 06:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
George, I was specifically looking for a battery backed timer, for the reasons noted by Vicki.
The one I bought was at Home Depot for 19.95. Rather pricey, but I was really looking for something that was nice and would provide some flexibility.
Since I just bought mine a couple of days ago, I don't know how long the battery will last. Since it is probably only active when the electricity is off, I would assume it will last a long time.
As with Vicki's unit, mine has the three-pronged outlets, in and out. My unit also specifically mentions being appropriate for flourscent fixtures.