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 CONTROLER
All DimLux ballasts are controlled by 1 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 1 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 a OptiClimate Maxi Controller also offer many other functions and options.
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.
To copy the natural habitat of plants as good as possible, the DimLux Maxi Controller offers the possibility to simulate sunrise and sunset. In this process, the connected DimLux Expert Light systems are slowly switched on and off.
Plants do not make use of photosynthesis until a certain temperature is reached, if the lights are fully turned on after a dark period, this can be stressful and influence the growth. This can be prevented by simulating sunrise and sunset, and moreover, it saves energy.
Another disadvantage of switching from a cold to a warm room and vice versa is condensation. Water drops on plants can’t be absorbed, and evidently this is a (big) problem as botrytis (rotting) may develop. This can be prevented by simulating sunrise and sunset.
160 DIMLUX XTREME BALASTEN
OP 1 MAXI CONTROLLER
EAn independent timer or relay is not needed, connect the light to the DimLux Maxi Controller, set the required day and night cycles on the machine
and position the sensor, no more is needed!
1 MAXI CONTROLLER
1 PORT CONNECTS UP TO 40 BALASTS
CONNECT UP TO 160 BALASTS
Silent & Safe!
The DimLuxes will silently be turned on and brought to the required output through the MaxiController, varying from 35% to 100%. The MaxiController can adjust the output to the room temperature. When exceeding a pre-set temperature, the lamps are automatically dimmed. All DimLux armatures and ballasts are operated with 1 MaxiController, so all DimLuxes dim at the same time. If, despite the dimming, the temperature still increases too much, half of the dimmed lamps will be turned off, if the temperature still goes up, all lamps will be turned off for at least 20 minutes.
FAN & AUX BOX MODULE
Check and control the temperature and air humidity through the Fan & Aux Box. Through this module, it’s possible to connect a heater and a ventilator to warm up or cool down the air, and an air humidifier or dehumidifier to control the relative air humidity within your room. Through the Smart Logic software, the temperature is maintained within 0.1°C of the set value.
The OptiClimate plant temperature camera can be connected to the system to keep an eye on the evaporation of the crops. A too high plant temperature is a sign that the plant is possibly evaporating, for example when there is not enough water or an overdose of light.
In this situation, the DimLuxes are dimmed or turned off to bring the plant temperature back to an acceptable level.
If this does not happen, the plant will continue to limit its evaporation with closed stomata, which causes the inflow of CO2 and photosynthesis to come to a halt. Any production by the plant is then out of the question. If this takes too long, combustion of the leaves will occur which causes irreversible damage to the plant’s motor (leaves). The plant temperature is more important to the plant than the room temperature!