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    I read about a digital timer on the Naturalistic Vivarium group that self-adjusts the daily On/Off times to account for the changing sunrise and sunset times throughout the year. Looks like it would be very helpful to simulate the seasons for indoor growers.
    http://www.intermatic.com/?action=prod&pid=196
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    Cool timer,but I could'nt use it, my lights are on a non switchable receptical,so I would have to move my whole setup [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]


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    Jerry, what do you mean by "non switchable receptical"? I have my lights plugged into a timer thet turns them off and on at preset times. Are you saying you can't use something like this?

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    Steve,
    It looks like that unit is designed to replace a wall switch. It actually hardwires into the wall like a standard switch. I believe what Jerry means is that the outlet hes using is not controlled by a wall switch. Pretty cool unit and a great idea actually.. Id like something like that myself but none of my outlets are switch controlled either.

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    I see. Thanks Steve [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] .

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    That's what I was trying to say,it's a good timer,but unless you have a room set up with all outlet controled by a switch,it wont work.I have my plants in my living room,and only one outlet is controled by a switch,So you would have to have some custom wiring to make it work,or move all the plants/shelves...To much trouble for my setup.I do have a plug in timer that I use.

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    I think you could do a pretty easy DIY project using the Digital In-Wall Timer.
    You could pickup eveything needed at Home Depot or Lowes.
    1 quad outlet box, like an electrician would install in the wall,
    1 convenience outlet, preferably a GFI outlet,
    1 grounded cord,
    1 decora quad outlet cover
    They might even have the timers at Home Depot or Lowes.
    You just run the grounded cord into the box, attach it to the timer, wire the timer to the outlet, screw the timer & outlet into the box, install the cover and presto, you have an great digital timer that can be moved anywhere itís needed.
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    Good idea! I did'nt think about that!I was just thinking about installing it in a wall.

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