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Automatic Tap Timer

Save water, simplify the experience.

item: 5836
98 reviews
Was $74.90

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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4.7 Based on 98 Reviews
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Joyman L.
I recommend this product
First time gardener

This was my second tap timer but first from Hoselink. My first tap timer was a different brand and it kept leaking at the tap connector or at the bottom hose connector, which was frustrating. After looking at reviews on Hoselink tap timer, I knew I was getting a quality product. It fit with no problems and now my irrigation needs is one thing less I have to think about. Highly recommended!!! Looking at the Hoselink hoses next…

James F.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Automatic Tap Timer

Fine for a short period (a few months) after which the face peeled off and unit failed I purchased another and will see if I have the same experience so I couldn't recommend the product at this stage I hope it was just an aberration and the product is better than my experience indicates


Hi James, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sorry to hear about your experience with the Tap Timer. We have not had this feedback so far therefore, we are hoping this is an isolated problem. If you still have the timer, would you mind sending this back to us for review? We'd really like to pass this onto our product team to work out exactly what the cause of this problem is. Kind regards, The Hoselink Team

Leon H.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

The product is a replacement under warranty. This was an immediate response to my call and a replacement was sent the same day without question. Wonderful service.

Martin H.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Automatic Tap Timer

Wonderfull service and so quick to sort out my problem in using the timer. Excellent service and delivery

Glenn W.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Not the best Hoselink has made.

Over the years I have been a fan of Hoselink tap timers. I have not been as lucky with this one as I have had a fault with it. Whilst it is programmed and working it is good but I have had a problem with it turning on and staying on.

A Hoselink Customer
Gawain L.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Excellent customer service

Unfortunately the first timer decided to keep watering instead of turning off, so water poured onto the garden for the four days we went away for a short holiday. On calling the customer support number, I was given a tip that might solve the problem. It didn't, so I rang again and was told that a replacement would be sent aszp and for me to throw away the faulty unit. Within days a new timer arrived and it's been operating perfectly. The customer support representatives were unfailingly helpful, courteous and respectful.

David P.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
great timer. easy to use.

easy to set up and use.

Helen R.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Theses are fabulous - so easy to set &forget! Unfortunately 1 of ours wouldn’t turn off, but was very quickly replaced - Thankyou Hoselink - fabulous customer service

Wain R.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Digital Timer

Took a bit to figure out that you can not leave the frequency setting on 1hr and the duration under 1 min. Once we changed the frequency to 2 hrs it has been working fine. Have not had any problems

Andrew B.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product
Tap Timer

Poor. Have purchased 4 in total, they usually stop working correctly after a week to a month. A battery reset sometimes gets them going again but can’t be relied up upon to set and forget if your going away

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