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So far so good
on June 2, 2013
One of the timers on my Coralife 01691 (dual timer model) died after two years of use. Decided to replace with the single timer version, despite some negative reviews. Product appears new but the packaging was slightly torn and ill-fitting...like someone pulled the power strip out and shoved it back in again. Also, appears to be a newer version that doesn't match the packaging. For sockets not in use, the power strip now utilizes rotating protective covers instead of sliding covers. I uploaded pictures to highlight this.
The 4 constant sockets (white) are powering the heater, sump pump, and protein skimmer. That leaves one remaining for future growth, such as a powerhead or wavemaker. I'm running actinic blue and moonlight LED's on the timer sockets (blue/yellow), and using a separate standalone timer to control 10k day lighting. The power strip is mounted vertically to the back of the aquarium stand using the mounting holes on the back of the unit ( 4 screws were supplied for this purpose.) The power strip & timer is functioning adequately so far, but I remain cautious.