Frequently asked questions


Can I connect more devices on the Watt controller:
You may only connect one device on the Watt controller. If you connect more devices, the Watt controller will switch off. However the tension on the camping-site will not be switched off.

May I connect multiple sockets to the Watt controller:
Yes, but only one device may be switched on. It is not allowed to use more then one electrical device at the same time.

May I use multiple Watt controllers per spot:
With 3, 4 and 6 ampere you can only use one Watt controller per spot. With 10 ampere you can use two Watt controllers: you put one Watt controller on position4 and the other on position 6.

I have connected my Senseo to the Watt controller, but is doesn’t work:
Do you have a device with a pinch connection (1450/1700 watt); this type will not work on the Watt-controller. Only the types 7810, 7822 (without display) with lever fastening (1450 watt) you can use, but the type needs to be switched off manually when you have enough coffee. Make sure the water keeps running. Because of the Watt controller the coffee machine will make a bit of a different noise then normal.

I have connected my Senseo 7822 to the Watt controller, but is doesn’t work:
Unplug the Senseo from the Watt controller, then rotate the plug 180 degrees and insert it back into the socket from the Watt controller.
When the red light is continuously on, use the buttons of the one-and tweekop simultaneously, press it off with the hand. There is a series of type 7822 that does not work on the Watt controller.

I connected my Senseo with lever fastening to the Watt controller but it doesn’t work:
The first series 7800 with lever fastening that followed directly after the Senseo with pinch connection doesn’t work on the Watt controller; probably the old print has been used on these devices.

I connected a device to the Watt controller and the lights are blinking a bit:
Dependent on the machine and the adjustment position of the Watt controller it can happen, if for example a water boiler or heater is connected, that the lights start blinking a bit. Because the Watt controller is constantly regulating it some times uses much and some times little power and that can influence the lights.
Solution: use an electricity-saving lamp of +/- 11 watt instead of a normal lamp.

Can I connect the Watt controller on the electrical connection of the camping-site (to the pole)?:
No, because the Watt controller then also regulates back the power of the fridge, lights and possibly the TV and this is not the intention.
I put the Watt controller in the socket and all three lights were burning.
Probably you have too little tension on the camping. With obsolete installations it happens that the tension on the camping gets below 200 volt.

May the Watt controller remain in the socket when it’s not being used:
We advice that you do not leave the Watt controller in the socket when it’s not being used (a.o. because of lightning).

You have no more electricity and yet the right position is set:
Does the electricity on the camping still go off, then the installation on the camping is aged and you have to put the Watt controller one position lower (from position 6 to 4 or from position 4 to 3).

May I connect a television to the Watt controller:
No, connecting a television to the Watt controller is useless because the television has a power of 60 watts. The Watt controller works on a device of 400 watts or more.

May I connect a microwave to the Watt controller:
No, a microwave has a too high switch on power by which the protection of the Watt controller switches off the microwave.

May I connect the Watt controller to an inverter:
Yes, but only on a minimum of 1200 watt inverter with a pure sine wave (note no block sinus). Then in position 4 and 6 pads in a coffee maker with 1450 watts connected

May I connect a computer to the Watt controller:
No, connecting a computer to the Watt controller is useless because the computer has a power of about 200 watts. The Watt controller works on a device of at least 400 watts.

I have a fuse control (fuse protector), does that work together with a Watt controller:
The fuse control and the fuse protector make sure that the power is switched off when you use too much, but the Watt controller is even smarter. The fuse controller and protector make sure that the fuses (by overload) don’t blow, but with the Watt controller the connected device even keeps functioning.
So the Watt controller works together with the Fuse control (Fuse protector). However, you need to put the Watt controller one position down OR put the fuse control (fuse protector) one position up. This last one is advisable, because the fuse on the camping-ground doesn’t blow when you use a Watt controller.
(Pay attention: so in fact the Watt controller makes the use of the Fuse control (Fuse protector) superfluous)

Why is it not possible to connect some devices, as a washing machine and air-conditioning, to the Watt controller?
The power protection of the Watt controller is, adjusted in a way that the following machines are switched off: air-conditioning, device with electronic regulation, centrifuge, electric lawn mower, halogen heating, high pressure washer, ceramic ventilation heater, microwave, vacuum cleaner, wash dryer, washing machine, dish washing machine

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