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Weatherized Cover Enables the Installation and Use of a Decora-Style Wall-mounted Device Outdoors

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Niles WDC-100 Single-Gang Outdoor Decora-Style Switch/Outlet Cover

The Niles WDC-100 Single-Gang Outdoor Decora-Style Switch/Outlet Cover allows you to protect a switch or an outlet from harsh outdoor conditions. It features a tough plastic construction that can be painted and is resistant to impacts and sunlight. The cover a neoprene gasket provides a seal for both device openings and edges, locking out moisture from rain, snow, and ice. A simple latch locks the cover into place when closed and can be opened at the press of a button.

This product is also available in double-gang design

  • Includes Neoprene sealing gaskets and stainless mounting screws
  • Mounts onto any standard single-gang J-box or plaster ring
  • Hinged cover lifts up for easy access
  • Self-latching mechanism ensures a tight seal when the cover is closed – simply press button to unlatch
  • Injection-molded of UV-stabilised Lexan plastic for durability
  • UL Listed, CS approved, Nema 3R rated, meets all N.E.C. and OSHA requirements for outdoor use
  • Price: $79.95
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    INSTEON Customer Builds Automatic Chicken Coop : Make Magazine

    April 16, 2010 Leave a comment

    This DIY project publication with a focus on modifications, hacks and other inspiring inventions. This volume (available on newsstands April 20) focuses on everything remote control. We discovered an INSTEON user-created an “Automatic Chicken Coop”. You can check it out in their digital magazine:

    Make Magazine: Technology on your time

    Pretty Cool! What do you think?

    Categories: INSTEON, Smarthome Tags: ,

    Push Button On/Off Control for Two Pairs of Speakers from a Convenient Wall-Mounted Switch

    April 16, 2010 Leave a comment

    Niles AB-2D A, B or A+B Selector for Two Pair of Speakers, Bone

    The Niles AB-2D A, B or A+B Selector for Two Pair of Speakers is a wall-mount, Decora-style A, B or A+B speaker selector. The unit has one amplifier input and two speaker pair outputs. With the AB-2D, you can select an amplifier to play into either pair of loudspeakers (A or B), or both pairs simultaneously (A+B). It features self-cleaning, silver-plated switch contacts assure many years of trouble-free use, and a printed circuit board design uses no hand wiring, assuring high reliability. The circuit board connectors can accommodate up to 14 gauge wire, making the AB-2D compatible with most ‘high definition’ speaker cables. Interchangeable Decora inserts (sold separately) can be used for fast, easy color change. It has been 100% tested, electronically and acoustically, for frequency response, distortion and power handling. The isolated left and right channel grounds make it safe for use with any amplifier. It May be used with 4, 6, or 8 ohm speaker systems and is ideal for both home and commercial sound installations. This product includes a matching Decora-style wall plate.

    This product is also available in white.

  • Power Handling: 600 Watts Per Channel Continuous Power RMS
  • Connectors Accommodate Up To 14-gauge Wire
  • Removable Buttons And Decora Insert For Quick And Easy Color Changes (Other Colors Sold Separately)
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 10 year limited
  • Dimensions: 2-3/4″ Wide X 4-1/2″ High X 2-7/16″ Deep
  • Requires 1-gang Electrical Box At Least 3″ Deep
  • Frequency response: Flat from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Price: $50.95
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