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I need a good timer to activate my strobes every 15 min or so.Anyone have that kind of product.I just need a strobe effect every 15 min//Could use some help.Its in a stand alone tree .Just 2 cords with 12 strobes....

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Really no one can help me.I just want to activate my strobes for my stand alone tree every 15 min or so .I want this sparkle effect about every 15 min or so...I can find timers but none that will work for what i want..

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How about using just one plug of a 4 channel chase controller set to a really slow chase? Only problem might be that in such a slow chase, the strobes would be on for a while.

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Thought about it more - I don't believe you could get it slow enough for a 15 minute delay. Sorry.

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Maybe U could just hire the neighbor kid to plug and unplug every 15 min :):o:excl:

Sorry I just couldn't resist......I really tried :wub:

I think what your looking for would be more in the Industral world thats not your common Lowes or HD variety.........I would check out someone like Graingers.

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I have the same problem.

I want to run my music show and then take a break to show off the lights

in a regular sequence.

Home Depot sell a very nice Electronic 15amp weatherproof timer.

About $17 each. In a nice large black case.

Plugs into the outlet and you'll have 2 outlets out.

2 outlet and you can program down to the minute.

I have programed my music show for 22 minutes at the top & bottom of the hour,

then all my other light turn on after the show for 8 minutes.,

Hope this helps

Lou

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Looks nice but says indoor use only?

8im in need of a timer also but its going to be outdoors

I used a cheap one out on my porchfor halloween on days iwasnt home seemed to work okay

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