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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by original kuhli View Post
1. What's the spec on the relay, there's an awful lot to choose from.
I used POTTER & BRUMFIELD KHAU-17A11-24 RELAY 14 BLADE 24VAC from ebay. If you have time to shop around you can get those relays cheaper from some surplus places and save some dough.

Originally Posted by original kuhli View Post
2. Can you see a cost/space effective way to control 12 to 18 outlets?
The controller I used maxes out at 6 zones, there might be others that can do more, but they might not handle two at a time and independent programming. You could use 2 or 3 of the controllers. Controlling 18 outlets (if you must) would cost you about $150, with the AC Jr. probably around $400, so still some savings although at some point it might be more convenient to just deal with a single control module.
Space-wise you would need room to mount the controllers and outlets. The relays don't take that much space.
For a future tank I will mount the outlets directly in the stand, with a more accessible controller, and the wires all hidden away safely.

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