We have put a lot of thought into the construction of our Apex Jr. Unlike our competitors and simple power strips, our Apex Jr. is made out of 16 gauge, powder-coated aluminum. It is built to be bullet proof – almost literally!
Sure, like our competitors we could have gone with a slick, inexpensive plastic enclosure, but that would not provide you with the best protection against catastrophic failure. You see, plastic timer powerstrips and power bars used by some of our competitors can easily catch fire should saltwater enter them and cause a short. With our solid metal Apex Jr., if such a short did occur, it would be far less likely to spread to the tank or your home.