Automatic Tap Timer

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item: 5836
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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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I recommend this product
Great product

Does exactly what is says. Very easy to use and looks like a solid product. It makes watering a new lawn so much easier while I’m at work and sleeping.

Brian D.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Tap Timer Concern

Tap Timer Model 5836 is OK but one disadvantage compared with a previously purchased Tap Timer (5811) from Hoselink is... You are required to cancel the manual setting to reset the original cycle. ..not required on the earlier model. It would be very easy to neglect to do this action as it requires remembering to return to the timer some time later - an inconvenience. The earlier model also has a protective 'gate' which covers the settings. I tried to purchase the 5811 model some time back but Hoselink did not have these (or any) in stock. This early model is superior. The cost is also significantly dearer. For this reason I'm not sure if I would recommend this product

Chris L.
Australia Australia

Thanks for this innovation Hoselink. The Tap Timer was easy to install and I really appreciate that you sent additional connectors to ensure installation and setup would be hassle free.

Bronwyn L.
Australia Australia
Tap Timer!

Tap timer was easy to install, set to what was needed and leave to just get on with it! Enough functions to choose from and the length of time ability was the best bonus! Deft need another one!

Rita E.
Australia Australia
Digital irrigation timer

Excellent product. Functions are easy to operate. It has proved reliable 100% of the time. We have tested it in several locations and using the various functions - all have worked well. Very impressed with the user manual - well written and super easy to follow - a rarity these days . Highly recommend.

Heather M.
Australia Australia
The Tap Timer that saves time !!!

when i bought my house there was an irrigation system that had been installed that was rather dated and difficult to use due to the different timers in a variety places to run it all. When i purchased The Hoselink timer i honestly didn't think it would make much of a difference due the size of our irrigation system but it was so simple to hook up all the systems to this one timer and just set and forget. Due to our water restrictions it is set to the permitted watering hours and flow can be adjusted according to the type of plants in certain sections. The screen is digital and a great size so it's easy to read and has divided panels so you can monitor and adjust to your garden's requirements .

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