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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Digital Timer Powerstrip from Monoprice

There are many threads on the forum about timed powerstrips, and most have the same results. I haven't seem the monoprice timer mentioned in any threads, so throwing it out there if anyone wants to try.

Monoprice.com (location in Cali I believe, so quick shipping for the guys on that coast), product id 7998. price is $18 (can't go wrong with that). It's currently out of stock, but should be there in a week.

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Wow 18$ Aint bad.
I Paid 20somethin for each of my Coralife Timers. Had one for over 2 years now and still workin great!

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Great find, as my analog Coralifes keep on misbehaving. TY!
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can both timers be independently programmed? thanks.
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very good find indeed. i like the dual timer feature for co2/lighting having separate controlls. nice

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Good deal ... I had a hard time trying to find a low priced independent dual timer. Ended up buying 2 single timers but they're big and bulky.
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Got a model number? I couldn't find it on Monoprice. I've been thinking about updating my timer setup.

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Got a model number? I couldn't find it on Monoprice. I've been thinking about updating my timer setup.

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On their site you can search for "timer" and it will show up. Or search the item number 7998.
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Thanks for posting this. I will be ordering as soon as it gets back in stock and also need some supplies to hook up my new home theater system so will be able to save on shipping.

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After seeing the Coralife melted timers, I'm always a bit wary of these types of power strips. Maybe someone here could take some inside shots of the circuitry or at least get the max amperage per outlet.
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After doing some more research, it seems I found the original product this item is a re-brand of: http://www.tripplite.com/en/products...xtModelID=4938.

Amazon has some reviews on the Tipplite unit, mostly seems controls are not intuitive and it resets to off incase of a power loss. But otherwise ok. Would love some first-hand experience is anyone gets it, as I will probably pick one up in a few weeks.

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Well, I finally got 2 of them. I hate to say that I do not like them for several reasons:

1. Defaults to all outlets OFF on power failure
2. There is no 'always on' outlet
3. No holes on the back for mounting on the wall
4. If you read the manual you will never figure out how to program it
5. The manual states "not for use with aquarium equipment" ...

On the plus side:

1. 4 outlets are controlled by one timer and other 4 outlets are controlled by the second timer
2. Looks and feels solid
3. The 3-prong orientation is perpendicular to the unit, not horizontal
4. Very attractive price
5, Battery back-up for programming

Oh well, back to searching...

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Thanks for the review. I was all excited about these, but that is to many cons.

Thank you for posting!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 02:16 PM
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That's too bad about the powerstrip. They make good budget over-the-ear headphones though.
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