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On delay AC recepticale

By psliger ·
In our area, the electrical utility experiences frequent outages. The power will go out, then back on for a few seconds, then off, etc.
I have provided back-up power for my computer equipment, but when I am out-of-town, sometimes the power will stay off until the back-up units are depeleted. The only unit that gives me trouble is my router. I have found that I can minimize the problem if I can delay the power from coming on for a minute or so Is there an on delay device on the market (not too expensive) that will delay the re-establishment of the 110 VAC for a minute or so when power is re-established?

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Industrial timers

by TheChas In reply to On delay AC recepticale

I don't know of an off-the-shelf consumer level timer that will do what you need.

There are many ways to do this with a little bit of electronics.

There are various timers that will do the job such as 1 shot time delay relays. But, you need to wire them up.

Check with an industrial automation supplier in your area for timers.

You will need to build up a box with the timer inside, and proper electrical wiring.

One timer option is the Omron H3JA series.

http://www.omron247.com/Industrial-Automation/Store/OmronFamilyView_10051_10051_-1_12335?WT.svl=3

If you are not trained in proper AC wiring, contact your local community college or high school skill center. The automation instructor might be willing to make this a student project if you supply materials.

Chas

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