Wet Circuits water resistant power strip review


One problem with growing plants indoors is the requirement for indoor lighting, combined with the need to pour water on plants around such lighting causes a potential electrical disaster.  When I heard about Wet Circuits water/tamper resistant power strip I simply had to try it out.  Not having the $70 to buy one myself, the nice people at WetCircuits sent me a sample to try out these claims for myself.

After reviewing their very informative infomercial style demonstration (see below) I felt I would not be doing my job unless I reproduced at least some of these demonstrations for myself.

Being cautious I started with sticking in my voltmeter while having my homemade supplemental LED light plugged in.


Test #1 one passes with flying colors


Next it was time to pour water on the live outlet…now using a normal socket this would result in a nice spark if you were lucky.  As you can see from the video below, this also passed without any problems.

I decided to skip the tweezers test provided that the voltmeter answered the expected result and well it is just plain scary to try even when I know it won’t shock me.

Now if you have shelves of grow lights or your own grow box for $70 this is a decent investment though it does buy you some piece of mind.

7 Responses to “Wet Circuits water resistant power strip review”

  1. meemsnyc Says:

    That is SO amazing! Thanks for posting a review.

  2. Simply nonna Says:

    Cost of “Wet Circuits water resistant power strip”=$70
    cost of a “ziploc” bag=5 cents
    cheap gardening??

  3. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    That is a great point, I agree the price is pretty high and there are some much cheaper alternatives for water resistance…though there is something impresive about intentionally dumping water on the thing or putting in a pair of twizzers without any negative effects.

    One other cheaper alternative is the upside down plastic tub, which I have done and seen in other uses. You can also place your outlets up high where water is very unlikely to get to them.

  4. Hydroponic Economics Says:

    Wow, thanks for the post. Good test done by yourself. Its always good to put marketing up to the test.

    My only concern is the plugs aren’t necessarily waterproof. The plugs you plug into the sockets. I know most digital timers are not water proof.

    I think it is better to put your plugs at the top of the grow area and if you are worried about water proofing, you can drill a hole in a tote and put all your cords in that.

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