This is an electrical model that includes a motor timer, outlet and safety disconnect switch along with a fixed position 46" ironing board. The premium length board coupled with the ventilated top provides an excellent surface for steam ironing. The sturdy double telescoping steel support legs provide for outstanding stability. The sixty-minute motor timer turns on power to the built-in work light and the electrical outlet. The electrical cord cover and restraints help guide the cord over the board, eliminating potential snags. You can leave your iron plugged in at all times and when finished, store it while hot. A built-in safety switch disconnects all power when the board is returned to the upright position. The increased hot iron storage compartment allows for storage of most irons.