The 4 Best Aquarium Power Timers and Centers of 2020

Fish in an aquarium.

 Natal Ambarnikova/Getty Images

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.

Aquarium power centers and timers are essential for efficiently controlling tank lights, pumps, and other electrical devices in a saltwater aquarium.

  • 01 of 04

    Coralife Power Center

    Coralife Power Center

    The Coralife Power Center combines 24-hour timer(s) and 8-outlet indoor power strip for a seamless transition from dawn to dusk lighting conditions.

    The single has 4 timer-controlled (2 daytime/2 nighttime) and 4 constant-power outlets while the Dual has 7 timer-controlled (3 daytime, 2 actinic, and 2 lunar lights) and 1 constant-power outlet to sequence daylight, actinic, and lunar lights for the ultimate reef lighting system.

    Single Digital Power Center has 4 constant-power outlets and 4 alternating timer-controlled outlets (2 daytime/2 nighttime). The enhanced digital feature allows the alternating timer to set the day-night cycle at different times of the day at different days of the week.

  • 02 of 04

    Current USA Automatic Dual Outlet Timer

    Current USA Automatic Dual Outlet Timer


    The Current USA Automatic Dual Outlet Timer has a splash resistant cover to protect the timers and your 3-prong plugs from getting wet.

    A master on/off switch allows easy control and the front interval dial can be set to a minimum of 15-minute intervals. UL Listed.

  • 03 of 04

    Kill a Watt PS

    Kill a Watt PS

    Determine and replace energy-abusing aquarium equipment. Plug up to 8 electrical devices into this smart power strip to monitor electricity use. The built-in surge protection keeps equipment safe while the large backlit LCD shows operating cost. Use Kill A Watt PS to forecast daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly electrical expenses. 12-3/4" x 3" x 2-1/2" high.

  • 04 of 04

    Zoo Med Laboratories Aquasun Controller

    Aquasun Aquarium Controller


    Zoo Med Laboratories Aquasun Controller does double duty as a grounded, eight-outlet power strip or programmable timer. Convenient Timer Bypass Switch allows simple manual control.

    Choose power strip mode (all eight outlets receive continuous power) or timer mode. There is a total of four-timer controlled and four continuous power outlets to suit your aquarium needs.

    Use with aquarium light fixtures to customize 24-hour day and night light cycle for your fish. An easy-to-set analog timer features grounded outlets, safety reset button and a three-prong plug for operational safety.

    The Zoo Med Laboratories Aquasun Controller is UL-Listed and is rated for 15 amps/1,000 Watts.