Using the DimLux with a Maxi Controller enables you to plug the DimLux directly into a wall socket without needing an intervening relay, time delay unit or time switch, which saves you costs. A DimLux controlled by a Maxi Controller is the only (digital) ballast that does not need to use an inrush current.
Inrush currents of conventional (digital) ballasts vary between 50 and 160 Amp, while newer types of digital ballasts use soft-start technology that limits the inrush current to between 50 and 60 Amp; which is still an appreciable current, especially when multiplied by the number of (digital) ballasts incorporated in the circuit.
WHY USE THE OPTICLIMATE MAXI CONTROLLER
All DimLux ballasts are controlled by one Maxi Controller, so all DimLux ballasts dim at the same time, a feature that is particularly convenient with newly-planted crops: the light output can, for example, can be increased in 10% increments on successive days. A maximum of 160 DimLux ballasts can be connected to one Maxi Controller.
The Maxi Controller can adjust the output according to the ambient temperature: the lamps are dimmed automatically when the temperature exceeds a maximum predefined level. DimLux ballasts used in combination with an OptiClimate Maxi Controller also offer many other functions and options.
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