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Tired of fighting power cords to turn things on/off?


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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Tired of fighting power cords to turn things on/off?

    Latest find on browsing through eBay, called DJ power controllers, really nothing more than an eight receptacle power strip with an illuminated switch for each outlet. I couldn't help but snag a couple to play with. I did pass on the disco ball, thinking our fish and critters would not see the humor nor be too appreciative of it.

    Very handy for turning on/off powerheads during feeding times, pumps, lights, skimmers, whatever without having to fight that typical spaghetti mess of cords and power strips. Each one is rated for a max draw of 15A.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3775247762

    Eventually, they be mounted in a fixed location behind a door in the new cabinet/stand but for now they are kind of setting on top of canopies of different tanks.
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    I've got one of those on each of my 120G tanks. An outlet died on one of them, but other than that, they're great. FWIW, I think I got them cheaper at progearwarehouse.com for those who may look for them.

    Another thing is that they start to rust really fast when you put them under a tank and it's humid. For the price though, I dont' really care. Maybe if I ever replace them, I'll blast them a couple times with a spray can to get a little more protection on them.
    120G Reef and 40B reef at work, 120G tank dry and dirty in the garage.

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    And here I thought I'd found something original... progear's are a bit cheaper, and they have BLUE switches! Dang it... oh well next time around I guess.

    But for the price of a decent power strip they are hard to beat.
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    Thanks SO much for posting this! I have been irritated many times shoving my arm through cords to unplug certain things for feeding or water changes... great idea!


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    This is an awesome idea, I used to have something similar under my old monitor...
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