Automatic Tap Timer

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item: 5836
23 reviews
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Product Info

Hoselink's Automatic Tap Timer - the one you've all been waiting for!

This is the perfect accessory for any irrigation or sprinkler system set up in your backyard. The Timer helps to conserve water and ensures you NEVER forget to turn your tap off again. 

It is easy to use and quick to set up with interval programming options. 


+ Large, clear LED display screen.

+ The timer has a manual on/off watering feature, which allows you to water manually in between your set schedule. 

+ Includes a manual rain delay function to save water if rain is forecast.

+ The LED screen will turn off when not in use to prolong the battery life. 

+ You can set the watering session to run for any time between 1 second and 300 minutes.

+ Watering frequency can be set from as little as every hour, up to 15 days. 


Insert 2 x AA batteries (not included) by opening up the cover on the back of the unit. Once inserted, press the cover down until flush with the timer casing to ensure a watertight seal.

The Timer comes with both a 3/4" and 1" tap thread to fit any standard Australian tap. Screw directly on to the garden tap and proceed to set up.

Set up

After the batteries are inserted into the timer unit, a default screen will appear. Press the ‘SETUP/OK’ button and configure timing using the ‘PLUS (+)’ and ‘MINUS (-)’ buttons. Then, once the correct times are entered, press the ‘SETUP/OK’ button to confirm and move on to the next setting.

To turn the timer off, press and hold the 'ESC/OFF' button for 3 seconds or until 'OFF' shows up on the screen. To reactivate, press and hold the 'ESC/OFF button again.


  • Check the battery indicator before going away on holiday. It is a good idea to put new batteries into the Timer in case the battery runs flat while you are away OR, alternatively, have someone available to check on the Timer while you are gone.

  • Do not submerge the Timer under water.

  • When expecting freezing temperatures, remove the Timer from the tap and store inside to prevent water from freezing inside the unit.

  • Check the included tap filter every so often to ensure no blockages occur. To do this, unscrew the Timer from the tap and remove the washer to clean the filter inside. 



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Product Specifications

Model Name Automatic Tap Timer
Model Number 5836
Material ABS + PC
Colour Black, white and grey
Dimensions L180mm x W85mm x D60mm
Assembly Required No
Individual Item Yes
Maximum Pressure 150psi
Warranty 1 year

What's Included

  • Automatic Tap Timer (x1) 
  • User Manual 
  • Latest Hoselink Catalogue

Q. Can the timer be set for certain days only?

A. No, unfortunately not. Frequency can be set from every hour to 15 days. 

Q. What type of batteries does the Timer require?

A. 2 x AA batteries

Q. What are the watering durations?

A. You can run the Timer for any time between 1 second and 300 minutes.

Q. Is the Timer compatible with Hoselink hose connectors?

A. Yes, simply purchase a Universal Tap Connector in addition to the Timer and attach to your Hoselink fitted hose.


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4.8 Based on 23 Reviews
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Jen T.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Auto Tap Timer

Love the new design. Easy to put on the tap and easy to program �

Michael N.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Hoselink 5836 Timer

After suffering for years with difficult timers to program, I am pleasantly surprised by how easy this timer is to set up, most of the others seemed to want to do too much in the way of timing options, the Hoselink timer doesn’t exactly what you want seamlessly. A very happy customer, so far!

Ray M.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Very impressed with the quality, if it proves to be as good in operation I on a winner!

Very simple the set up!

Dean O.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Timer tap

While this timer is neat and quite efficient it is incredibly hard to program when the sun is out. In the shade it is great but if the sun is out it is very hard to set the time, date etc as the glare on the screen makes it near impossible to read. Certainly needs an anti glare screen.

Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Decided time to try a tap timer again given Hoselink won't blow off the tap

So far so good, been doing 5mins a day auto water for my Vegepod. I've avoided timers for years having had bad experiences every time (even with super expensive ones). I decided given Hoselink is so superior in every way that their hose fittings would cope with a timer instead of just blowing off the tap. All good. Very happy with it.

Allan A.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Timer helping orchid growing

My initial purchase was faulty.. On notifying HOSELINK a replacement was sent to me. The HOSELINK staff were very courteous and helpful. I am now very satisfied with the timer.. I am using the timer to control a misting system for my orchid collection. Very simple and easy to program offering great flexibility in timing.

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Phillip W.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Electronic watering Controller

All good so far. Great delivery, well packed and a good feel to the Controller. I have only activated the controller in a passive manner as I have no need to be artificially watering plants at this stage of the season. Controller worked OK for this test. Took out the batteries and put Controller into storage until next spring.

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douglas r.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Tap timer

Very satisfying to have the ease of setting up this product clear instructions very satisfied with delivery

Frank C.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Time saver tap timer

Just brilliant was a good buy.

Alan B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Missing proofduct

Missing 4 way splitter for 18mm hose

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