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Re: What would you do to a fish room?
Jeremy Adams wrote:
> On 6/10/02 9:46 PM, "Scott Lewis" <ScottWmLewis at attbi_com> wrote:
> > Light circuit...... think about how and where you are going to want to control
> > them from.
> > Timers.... are you going to want any? More than one? Keeping them all in one
> > place might be convenient. Perhaps you will want to have separate circuits
> > dedicated to a timer or two. Lights and water changes come to mind.
> Do they make circuit breaker based timers? That would be a very useful
> thing. I was even considering looking at some of the X-10 products for
> remote control of the fish room. I heard they had time delayed dimmers. That
> way fish would not be startled in the morning and have a gradual bed time.
There are no CB based timers that I'm aware of. But, it is a simple matter to wire
the circuit to the timer then from the timer to the outlets. It is pretty common to
see timers mounted inside of CB like boxes to control lighting, in particular
I'm not intimately familiar with the X10 line. But, it would not surprise me to see
a 'time delayed dimmer'. I think most of the X10 stuff is relatively low rating
suitable for individual lamps and small motors. They would be able to control
relays and contactors, though. Beware, relays and contactors tend to be pretty
Just looked in an older electronics catalog..... for $20 extra, there is one timer
that will control 4 different circuits from the same control panel. Something like
this would allow you to turn on/off different lights to give you that dawn/dusk
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