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Old 08-03-2003, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is there a timer that I can plug two pieces of equipment into? I want to turn on (and off) my power compact lights and Carbo Plus CO2 generator at the same time. I'd rather not have to buy two timers.

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Is there a timer that I can plug two pieces of equipment into? I want to turn on (and off) my power compact lights and Carbo Plus CO2 generator at the same time. I'd rather not have to buy two timers.

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Old 08-03-2003, 01:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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no, but power strips are cheap.

I have several timers controlling multiple appliances this way.

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To expand on what James was saying, I have a single timer with a power bar plugged into it. All the lights ect are plugged into it, so that they all go out at the same time. You could put your Carbo on the same powerbar as your lights, thereby reducing the number of timers you would need to run them all individually. Some people say that daisy chaining power bars is bad, but it's not if you still pull a safe amount of power.
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There is a three-outlet adapter that can be plugged into the timer as well. It has three, side-by-side outlets, and doesn't interfere with the timer.
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By the way, Welcome to the forums!!
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Thanks all of you - you're great!
Boy, talk about not being able to "think outside the box" - I currently have a timer plugged into my power bar and my lights plugged into the timer. I have other things on the power bar that I don't want to be turned on and off. Now that I have two devices that I want turned on and off at the same time it didn't occurr to me to plug the timer into the wall and plug a power bar into the timer so that anything I plugged into the power bar would be turned on and off together. I'm not usually this dense - and I thank you for responding to my question and helping me to see the light, so to speak.
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Of course instead of an $8.99 power strip you could purchase the new Neptune Controller system at $300-$500 which actually looks like a very yummy piece of equipment as you can plug all sorts of equipment in, program each one and even interface it to your pc.....
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I've got my pH Controller, lights and canopy fans all on the same power strip tied to a digital (battery powered) timer. These are items that I want to all be on or off at the same time. The timer is programmable, so I vary the "on" hours to best match my hours at home.
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Hey Ranch....where di you find the digital timer? I've been looking for one that wasn't too expensive. Did they only have battery powered ones? How long does the battery last? Thanks.

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