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Power To The People + A Four Year Update
on May 25, 2010
And that is exactly what this outdoor power control unit provides. We bought it specifically to mount in the center of our patio table. We often sit outside and work so we needed outlets for two laptop computers, a buglight and a string of rope lights. This unit provides that and so far has been impervious to the weather.
This unit has six power outlets, three per side, plus a mounting spike (detachable)so that it can be on a lawn and then be an automated control center for outdoor lighting, Christmas lights or what ever. It has a master ON/OFF circuit breaker in addition to timer under a plastic cover on top of the unit. The timer is really quite versatile. It can be set to turn the outlets on at dusk and then turn them off again at dawn or at any one of four preset intervals (2,4,6 & 8 hours).
There really isn't a whole lot more to say about this unit. It has performed reliably even both good and bad weather. If I needed another outdoor power unit I would buy another one of these.
FOUR YEAR UPDATE
We have now been using this unit for four years. Throughout all of this time the unit has sat unprotected outside in the center hole of our glass patio table on the back deck. After all this time the unit still works great. The top plastic cover has yellowed with age and the UV to which it has been exposed. Still, all outlets still work just fine. The hinged protective covers for each outlet are all there and they all still work freely. The timer works perfectly as well.
I am impressed. This unit has withstood the ravages of time and weather and is still working perfectly. Amazing.