Sonoff Touch for my recirculating pump. I set up the loop timer to OFF after 3mins for when I manually press the button to come on, it turns off after some time around 2 mins (but not 3 mins- yes it's weird). If I set it at 2 mins, it'd only run for a minute then shuts off. Very weird. Known issue.
Then, I set it to have a predetermined sched to power on and shutoff after 2 mins (recirculating pump). Start of the day and an hour or so before bedtime when everyone takes another shower.
I use the POW R2 to schedule my aux heater for the same solar water heater. It only comes on around 3.30p so giving the panels enough afternoon sun time to heat the tank. only if it's cloudy then it uses electricity to get the tank to running temp.
Please vote for extending the inching duration past 1 hour here, to give more visibility to that feature request:
Not sure, If inching mode will work in combination with all timers. For example: inching time =1h, scheduler to ON for 2h.
Thank you for explaining the randomness of loop timer. Also there is a timer feature which is usable only one time once set up. Inching function is not available in POW version. I wanted to use the Sonoff Pow 2 to control my water heater with the timer function. I wanted that when the micro switch (or soft switch on phone app) on the pow would be pushed the heater will be on for 40 minutes, for example. After 40 minutes the heater will be off every time. Sonoff Pow cannot do this in any way. ON-OFF timer is a simple thing which the Pow device should be able to do. I asked the designer team about this multiple times but they never added the feature on the pow model. Currently I am designing a separate electronic timer device that would be attached with the output of the Sonoff Pow. Once the project is completed I shall report here.
Can this INCHING function work in addition to the regular timer? For example we have a 9a (on)—10a (off) everyday.... but during the course of the day that's out of this time frame, I may push the button to power it on (right one the switch or via the APP). Will the set seconds on the Inching then work? Example it's not 11a and i click on the switch to turn it on.... will it shut off after the set seconds of the inching function?
What about if we set the Schedule for ON only.... say 9a and 11a. would it auto-OFF upon the set Inching seconds (currently maxed at 3600s)?
Inching function will work all time. You can set a longer time in a Schedule. The device will be ON in scheduled time, however, it will be OFF just after inching time duration, if scheduled OFF time is later.