I am to purchase a power strip that has programmable time delays for each socket. What I would like to happen is once the power strip receives power, the first socket from the strip counts down from 2 minutes. Once it reaches zero, the socket turns on and power is sent to the connected device. The same process then occurs for the second socket on the power strip where this time I would like it to turn on 4 minutes after it receives power.

Once the timers have counted down to zero I would like them to supply power to the sockets and connected devices continuously. The timers should only restart if the power supplying the power strip is turned off and on again.

I need this type of programmable power strip for a remote device that experiences frequent power surges. Each time the power is cut out from the device I need it to reestablish internet connection before the other components turn on.

  • \$\begingroup\$ So what is your question, bearing in mind that shopping questions are not allowed? What is your budget if you have to build it yourself? \$\endgroup\$ – Transistor Mar 30 at 23:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ You are allowed however to ask if something exists and what its name is. In this case the answer would appear to be a "Power Sequencer" and there does not appear to be a cheap "power strip" version. As an alternative, you could likely build your own with time delay relays. Better figure out what you want to ask about! \$\endgroup\$ – K H Mar 30 at 23:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ You should also add to your question how many channels you need and how many sockets on each. \$\endgroup\$ – K H Mar 30 at 23:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Good luck with your supplier. Got specs ?(ha) what no network retry fix on power up? What about a UPS? \$\endgroup\$ – Tony Stewart EE75 Mar 30 at 23:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ I do not know the specs off hand but it is nothing high voltage. Also, I am not asking for a specific model to buy just if something like this exists. A device with 6 output would be ideal and I know audio equipment uses power sequencers but I am would like something programmable where I can set the delay on start up. \$\endgroup\$ – PrematureCorn Mar 30 at 23:42

You are looking for a power sequencer. There are many brands that make them: Panamax, Furman, Pyle...


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