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Electronic timer - normally on, timed off

Back when I was doing salt water (6 -125 gallon tanks at one point) I had some "black box" timers I picked up at the swap meet that were set to be normally on but when triggered had a timed off period that lasted from 1 to 15 minutes, depending on the setting. They worked really well to do a temporary shutdown on the filters when I fed the fish and I'd like to add that to my current tank. Unfortunately, my mind is going and I can't remember what they were called officially.

Does that ring a bell with anyone?

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No, it was a component that only did timing - the guy I bought them from THOUGHT that they were used in airconditioning.

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If you are handy with a soldering iron, something like this

http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/MXA046

combined with a little switch and a relay (use the nc contacts) should work for this.


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That might work...

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If you are handy with a soldering iron, something like this

http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/MXA046

combined with a little switch and a relay (use the nc contacts) should work for this.
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Just go to your local electrical supply shop and get a time delay off timing relay.

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Thanks, I'll give that a try - I did not even know how to describe it... but it sure worked well on my previous tanks.

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I just found this thread. A while back I looked all over for something like what you're looking for and never found it, BUT I just looked again and found this 'simple' programmable appliance timer "UPM se11p". Search that and check the owner's manual for the countdown function. There may be others out there as well.

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