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Just a question about the power going to (120v) to CTB16Cg3 ...... Can i put timers on the power to the control boxes ?...... or have power to control boxes 24/7 for the duration of the Christmas season ?? Seems it would be fine either way ...... 

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Leave them powered for the season.  The most common time for electronics to fail is at powerup.

 

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Thats what i kind of figured .... last year and this year i left them on 24/7 . i thought adding timers wouldn't hurt but ..... thanks for the info ......i hope your Christmas was blessed and the New Year brings you happiness and fortunes

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Leave them powered. The little heat generated at idle, helps keep condensate away from the board.

Want some numbers? 2 CTB16PC, a pixie4 (75 nodes) +CMB24 (2 PSU's), and 1 CMB24 (1 PSU) idle at 50W

Get yourself a Kill a Watt  meter, you will find it handy for more than just holiday lighting. Plugin appliences can degrade (specially Freezers insulation), and start consuming  a bit more every year. That Home Bluray player. Most just turn off the Lights and output to hide the amount of 'cold boot' time they really take.

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10/4 Duck man , advice was we received .... saved myself a few bucks putting those timers back on the shelf 😃. Happy New Year !! 

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