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Old 06/14/2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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AC power strip question

Is there an 115~120volt power strip that powers things on "softly"

I have a few SunSun power heads meant for wacecontrol and are neing controlled by my Apex to switch flow every 5mins.

Each 5mins the SunSuns "jolt" on. Like bam.

Would like to know if there is an AC power strip that softly brings AC voltage up in like 3seconds rather than BAM!


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Old 06/14/2018, 06:37 PM   #2
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No and there is no need to run those powerheads on a wave controller...just leave them on..
They are not meant to be stopped and started...
Synchronous motors are meant to be on and at one speed dictated by the ac line frequency and thats it...


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Old 06/14/2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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Also those sunsun powerheads wouldn’t last long using them on and off like that. They already are not the greatest things and they are know for leaking electricity.


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Old 06/15/2018, 09:58 AM   #4
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Also those sunsun powerheads wouldn’t last long using them on and off like that. They already are not the greatest things and they are know for leaking electricity.
He's already accident prone, last thing he needs is a jolt from stray electricity.


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Old 06/15/2018, 10:30 AM   #5
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I don't know anything about sun sun powerheads.

But AC motors don't work like that.


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Old 06/15/2018, 10:36 AM   #6
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You can get soft starters... But they will likely cost more than a controllable powerhead would...
So if you really want "wavemaking" then buy a Jebao PP/SW/OW series powerhead instead..


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