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Yard Master 13547 6-Outlet Power Stake with Light Sensor and 6-Foot Cord
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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2010
Style Name: 6-OutletsVerified Purchase
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.
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104 of 116 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2011
Style Name: 6-OutletsVerified Purchase
I installed the well made & designed power outlet, hooked-up the lights & NOTHING.

I turned the selection knob to on & other settings & NOTHING.

Finally (as a last resort) I read the instructions - looking for a reset breaker & NOTHING.

After the sick feeling & anger passed, I started to feel around for a switch or reset button (naturally when installed I didn't have visual access to the back or bottom).

Located on the back of the power outlet is a soft plastic bubble - under the bubble is a master reset switch. After flipping this switch everything worked!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2010
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I bought this to control my Christmas lights then decided it would make a great way to stop having to reset my landscape lighting timers as the seasons change. I now control my lights using the photo-cell built into this unit instead of the manual timers built into the transformer of my low voltage lighting. The on and off at dusk/dawn setting is perfect for my lighting system with no more battles. I run a 600 volt transformer off this along with my seasonal lights with no problems at all.

Well constructed and thoughtfully designed, with all weather protection for the outlets.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2010
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When I first saw this item on amazon, I was hesitant to purchase it because of the price. $20 seemed to be more then I've ever paid for an item such as time, nevertheless I needed an outdoor outlet with a timer so I ordered and waited 10 days for it to arrive.

The first thing I noticed was that this is not a cheap plastic power stake. The plastics used to make this feel very sturdy and heavy, something you would expect for an outdoor 6-outlet stake. There are 3 easy to use power outlets on each side and each individual outlet is covered when not in use. The light timer is very accurate and comes on at dawn and then shuts off about 20minuets after sunrise. In addition, the program has a "smart" light cell so when a flashlight or car light is shined on the light sensor the lights will remain on and will not shut off. Overall I am very please with this product and it does exactly what it says.

Now, the only problem I have with this purchase is the power cord that is supplied with the product. It appears to be 2-3 feet in length, at most, and drastically limits the placement of the power stake without an extension cord. Also, remember that all outlets on the power stake are controlled by the light sensor or 2/4/6/8 hour sensor, so if you want something to be on during the daylight you will need another power strip.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 29, 2011
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This is exactly what I needed for our Christmas lights. I was getting a little tired of go around the house to plug in and unplug our lights. I don't like them on all night and after doing some research, this little unit seemed to be one of the best reviewed items out there. The multiple settings are what set this unit apart and it has worked flawlessly since installation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2012
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I bought two of these to control my Christmas lights. It works great as just a power source but the timers on both turn off well before the set time. I tried both the 4 hr and the 6 hr settings, on both stakes, and they shut off after 2 to 3 hrs. Without the timer feature this becomes a pretty pricey power stake.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2010
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I have been using this device for a short time (a few days) and have had no problems with it yet. It comes on early dusk (around 30 minutes before dark) and works exactly as advertised. No cons for me on this product as of yet!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2009
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I love this timer! No more tromping through the snow to turn holiday lights on and off!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2014
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Have been using this continuously for over a year now. I have it hooked up to my patio lights (4). They come on every night at dusk and go off every morning at sunrise. Would buy again with no hesitation whatsoever. It's a nice little gadget. Originally I was just plugging them in every night and unplugging them each morning. Now this does it all for me. I use low watt bulbs (25watts) but was going through the incandescent bulbs having to replace them every couple months. So I switched to the LEDs which are supposed to last 3-5 years. We'll see...

Anyways, this thing gets hit with rain, sleet, snow and hail and just keeps on working.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2012
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Nice design, and has the features I need. Specifically, turning on power at dusk, and then shutting it off 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours later.
Unfortunately, regardless of the settings, it shuts off power about 3 hours after it turns it on.
It doesn't seem to matter if I unplug replug, or anything else. Power wont come back on until the next day.
Bummer, as this seemed like a good item for the price.
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