Growers can rest assured their grow room is safe when their lights are connected to a GreenPower Contactor. When using HID lighting, growers need to know that the electrical rush in won’t fuse their timers. Green power contractors and relays feature extremely durable meter housing with a galvanised back panel to protect the inner workings. The extra thick rubberised cables protect against the damage that grow lights can cause to cables. They have integrated grassland timers that are highly reliable These robust contactors control the ‘on’ and ‘off’ periods of lights and fans without wires trailing and without risk of your timer burning out. Green power contractors can safely control 2 HID to 28 HID lights.
Contactors are essential for growers wanting to automate grow light on and off periods because standard timers can’t handle the electrical surge of HPS and HID lights used for plants.
- Made from steel
- Galvanised wall-mountable back plate the width of the entire unit
- Thick rubberised cable – no risk of light degradation
- Built-in Grasslin timers
- UK designed and built
- 2 year warranty
- individually switchable, so you don’t need to run all the grow lights all the time
GreenPower contactors for 12 to 28 lights are even more robust.
These are heavy duty contactors which send power to the ballasts bank-by-bank to avoid big surges and they feature…
- Circuit breakers
- Time delays to protect ballasts in the event of short power failures
- Battery reserve on the timer.
Note: Commercial units must be hardwired by a qualified electrician.
Why use a Contactor?
Plants need a period of darkness, so most growers set a timer to turn their grow lights on and off at specific times. The HPS and HiD grow lamps generate a large spike in electricity when switching on.
Without a contactor this electrical spike travels through the timer and is enough to cause the timer to burn-out, leaving the grow lights in the on or off position until you manually switch them.
With a contactor the power goes through the robust switching components of the contactor. The surge doesn’t go through the timer itself, so there’s no risk of burn-out.
|Product Option||Max. number of ballasts|
|Maximum Load||250w, 400w, 600w||1000w|
|Commercial 12 plus 4 auxillary sockets||7200w||12||7|
|Commercial 24 plus 4 auxillary sockets||14400w||24||14|
|*maximum of 7 using 600w ballasts|