|01-24-2013 09:17 PM|
Life is good.
|01-11-2013 12:43 PM|
Or maybe something like this for the power "bar"?
|01-11-2013 04:35 AM|
Are you looking for a powerbar like this?
The four outlets on the left are timered (all the same settings) the four on the right are constant power.
Or you could use a power bar like this one, which has room for big plugs
Granted, both the bars I just linked are plastic, but you takes what you can gets sometimes.
|01-11-2013 03:29 AM|
|OVT||A good looking timer, a bit pricey ...|
|01-11-2013 02:51 AM|
So I found these timers, had to get the dimensions from leviton, they are 2.75 inches wide:
the little remote thing can be unplugged and could be handy for some future use.
The outlets on this power strip are 3" on center:
This is to do 2 lights one just for a mid day burst, CO2, and airbubbler at night, then two outlets for heater and filter.
|01-06-2013 02:03 AM|
I don't know if this is helpful, but reefers use this with power switches for each plug... The brand is called american dj.
|01-06-2013 01:49 AM|
|01-06-2013 01:45 AM|
|01-05-2013 11:22 PM|
|01-05-2013 07:01 PM|
|01-05-2013 02:32 PM|
"...since you are using a GFCI outlet/breaker (you are using one right?)"
No I'm not actually, you called me out. I did install them in my kitchen and bathroom and I did read several advisories to use one for aquariums but I just ignored it. I do use drip loops though. You did however inspire me to search for these things which are about the same cost as the hardwired versions so maybe I'll budget this in for all my aquariums:
But this thought is a total drag since I have 6 aquariums. Thanks a lot.
I think the timer you posted is something like what I will have to go with, WalMart also has some analog timers with the plug coming straight down from the bottom which I might go with but I was hoping to find digital ones with battery backup.
What would be ideal is one timer that controls 4-6 outlets independently. Why does this not seem to exist?
"My personal search still continues - I still cannot find anything that I like for < $200 "
Is that what you mean that you are looking for too? If so keep me posted on any promising leads.
|01-05-2013 07:11 AM|
Thesawguy, I don't know if this would fit in with what you're looking for exactly, but it has worked very well for me:
|01-05-2013 06:52 AM|
Something like this?
They are ~ 2 5/8" at the widest point.
My personal search still continues - I still cannot find anything that I like for < $200
|01-05-2013 05:13 AM|
|blink||Metal power strips are great, IMO, much safer than the plastic ones. I've heard of plenty of plastic strips failing, mostly due to poor connections which overheat and melt or burn the plastic but the metal ones seem to be much better built and not prone to the same problem... they might short out in a similar situation but since you are using a GFCI outlet/breaker (you are using one right?) it isn't really a big issue.|
|01-04-2013 10:34 PM|
Home Depot caries a Belkin 10 outlet power strip. The case is metal and it runs about $30.00. I use those for multiple computer setups.
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