What to look for in a DJ Power Strip?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Erick, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    As far as breaks go, this one is tops in history... I wore the white label I was given clean down to the bone. Zero bass left on the track :lol:

  2. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

  3. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Check the orientation of the receptacles on the back of the DJ strip to make sure any timers, wall warts, or whatever can fit the way you want. Especially if you're stacking multiple DJ strips.
  4. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I was thinking of only getting one for pumps, which are always on (or all off for feeding/maintenance) , I don't need timers for them. Lighting is on timers which I've found having on a strip on the wall is more convenient to deal with.
  5. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    There are 4 way DJ strips too if you don't want a full 8 outlet
  6. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Timers are kind of handy for pumps when feeding. Unless you never forget to turn a pump back on.

    I stole that trick from an LFS after falling asleep or forgetting one too many times. Set the timer for however long an off period you want. Crank it to off when you want to feed. Or just let the timer turn off your pump at a specific time and feed.
  7. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I think I'm a little too random for that, I usually feed the tank when I wake up, which can be at 8:30-10am on any given day weekday, and later on weekends.

    I think 8 plugs is more what I need, I have two K Nanos, an MP10, and three return pumps in my tank right now.
  8. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Which is the point of using the timer to automatically turn the return pump back on.

    Set the timer for 23 hours on, 1 hour off.

    When you feed, rotate the timer until the pump goes off. Then the timer goes back on by itself an hour later.
  9. h20player101

    h20player101 Guest

    +1 Mr. Ugly

    After forgetting over night for the 100th time...
  10. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    It's extra sucky when the only heaters are in the sump, and you have the house thermostat on 64 degree night setback, haha.
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    house thermostat on 64? Hell I don't have it set that high except when I'm awake on cold days, otherwise I let it dip to 55 :D
  12. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    bedroom = 55, rest of the house 63
  13. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Mike, that's too much temperature swing.

    All the expansion and contraction will make your plumbing leak and loosen all your wiring connections :D
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    It cracks your foundation and reverses the earths magnetic field. Stop it Mike, you're creating ARCstorms!!!

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