While most aquarium owners can agree on the list of distinct benefits and pleasures owning an aquarium brings them, one of the key challenges they face is how to deal with the eletrical load of their aquatic systems. Your fish's residence requires a lot of equipment which needs their own power outlet. At the most basic, you'll need aquarium lighting, a filter, and a pump. This is just a basic set up. More elaborate aquariums
need light modulating controllers and centralized control units.
That's a lot of wires! That's a lot of devices sharing a power strip. This might lead to a dangerous circuit overload situation. Thankfully, one of the most trusted names in the aquarium controller industry has come up with a power strip that helps you reduce your system's load on a direct connect (DC) unit. The Neptune Systems Dual 120V Socket Expansion from Pet Store
has two controllable outlets that can reduce your circuit's power budget. This avoids power overload hazards. Compact, smartly designed, and quite unobtrusive, this unit gives your system the flexibility it needs to handle the power requirements of your many aquarium components.
The Neptune Systems Dual 120V Socket Expansion can switch to high power loads of up to 15 Amps for loads of 120V. It also has an internal relay that does not consume much power. It is also easy to mount and install due to two mounting holes built into the unit.
The Socket Expansion box is a small power strip with controllable 2 outlets used to reduce the power load on a direct connect (DC) box. Since power is supplied from a different circuit, the Direct Connect box`s power budget is not affected. Features of the Socket Expansion box include:
- Dual outlets so two devices can be controlled by the same channel
- High reliability direct wired control connection to Direct Connect outlet
- It can switch high power (up to 15 Amps) 120V loads
- The internal relay has negligible power consumption so it does not affect the power budget of the Direct Connect box
- 2 Mounting Holes for easy installation.