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mbarret

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Hi, does anyone know where i can buy one. These are a box where all your wires for lights , pumps , heaters go in and so all run of one plug, and have a couple of switches.

 

I had one years ago, so i know they were available. looked in shops, and searched ebay, but no joy.

 

Perhaps i am not wording my search correctly or were they banned?

 

Thanks for reading.

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Hi, does anyone know where i can buy one. These are a box where all your wires for lights , pumps , heaters go in and so all run of one plug, and have a couple of switches.

 

I had one years ago, so i know they were available. looked in shops, and searched ebay, but no joy.

 

Perhaps i am not wording my search correctly or were they banned?

 

Thanks for reading.

 

It sounds like a practice that should be avoided if it isn't already.

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thanks so much for taking the time to look, but neither is quite what im looking for.

 

---------- Post added 24-03-2013 at 22:14 ----------

 

It sounds like a practice that should be avoided if it isn't already.

 

Not really,or rather not one that i can see, aquarium equipment really does draw very little current, for example an air pump uses on average 5 watt of electricty, a heater varies from 25-300. When compare to a fan heater using 2.5kw, a aquarium will rarely use more than 400 watts.

 

But there must be a reason why they are not available these days, the item was basically no more than a 4 gang socket without the plugs.

 

perhaps i should ask on a specialist fish keeping site to get an accurate answer.

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thanks so much for taking the time to look, but neither is quite what im looking for.

 

---------- Post added 24-03-2013 at 22:14 ----------

 

 

Not really,or rather not one that i can see, aquarium equipment really does draw very little current, for example an air pump uses on average 5 watt of electricty, a heater varies from 25-300. When compare to a fan heater using 2.5kw, a aquarium will rarely use more than 400 watts.

 

But there must be a reason why they are not available these days, the item was basically no more than a 4 gang socket without the plugs.

 

perhaps i should ask on a specialist fish keeping site to get an accurate answer.

 

Maybe your description of all the wires going into one plug sounds worse than it is :hihi:

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Maybe your description of all the wires going into one plug sounds worse than it is :hihi:

 

possibly, perhaps i did not describe it very well, and if they were banned, then there was probably a very good reason why. They really did do the job well though.

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  • 7 years later...

I know exactly what you mean as I have one and am looking for a spare.

A plastic box with choccy block connectors and a litle LED light.

Two push switches, and a permanent feed, so that you can turn off the light and accessories but never turn off the heater. 

I would post a picture of mine but cannot see quite how to do it.

 

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