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Old 01/03/2008, 12:46 PM
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Timers

I am looking for some good timers. I keep frying all of them that I can find in stores. Are aquarium timers any better? Like from Icecap? Or, should I expect to fry those too. These 400w halides really seem to take a toll on timers..
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Old 01/03/2008, 01:03 PM
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I don't have any idea about aquarium related timers. You might check and see if there is a wattage max on the timers you are using.

I've always used the outdoor timers with covers on them. I pick them up from Ace, Home Depot, or Wal-Mart. They should be out now since they are often sold for Christmas lights.
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Old 01/03/2008, 03:42 PM
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Are you using the heavy duty appliance timers or the regular ones. The appliance timers handle a lot more wattage.
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Old 01/03/2008, 05:48 PM
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I've used timers marked heavy duty, but I don't know if they were appliance timers. The timers I am using right now are rated for 500w I think. They are hard wired into an electric box. I have never tried outdoor timers. That might just work!
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Old 01/03/2008, 08:03 PM
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My timers are outdoor 15 amp and they run my 400w M.H. fine.
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Old 01/03/2008, 08:24 PM
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look into the Intermatic Digitals, home depot sells them for 20 bucks. they are programmable by day, and have two outlets on them. Rated to 15 amps/1000 watts

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http://www.intermatic.com/Default.as...cid=44&sid=116
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Old 01/04/2008, 12:02 AM
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Awesome. This is what I was looking for. Definitely gonna pick some of those guys up.
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Old 01/04/2008, 06:41 AM
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look into the Intermatic Digitals, home depot sells them for 20 bucks. they are programmable by day, and have two outlets on them. Rated to 15 amps/1000 watts

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http://www.intermatic.com/Default.as...cid=44&sid=116
Is each outlet programmable individually?
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Old 01/04/2008, 07:48 AM
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Is each outlet programmable individually?
Good question....I opened the instruction manual and it appears that both outlets are on the same timer. If they were seperate, I would want one of those.
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Old 01/04/2008, 08:23 AM
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They are not controlled separately
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Old 01/04/2008, 10:57 AM
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Works for me. That way, I could route my fans into it really easily as well.
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Old 01/04/2008, 09:30 PM
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They are not controlled separately
Well thats a bummer. I need to get a couple new timers and I was hoping to combine it to one. Oh well.
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Old 01/05/2008, 08:03 PM
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I got some from wm brinks is the brand and they handle 15A/ 1500W max and big lots has these cords extenders, they are 6 inches long and you can plug timers into power strips, now my timers dont take up 2 outlets, check into getting some
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