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MAXI CONTROLLER

The Maxi Controller is a modular control system for controlling the Dimlux lighting system, a fan and the heating. The Maxi Controller controls and monitors the CO2, vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and the plant temperature depending on the sensors chosen.

Through the datalog function it is possible to store all the measured values, on a USB-stick, by the controller in order to view these later in a graph form on your computer. The controller writes all the values onto the stick every minute.

WHY CHOOSE FOR A MAXI CONTROLLER?

•Step by step to continuous variable dimming
• Create optimal growing conditions for het crop
• Extensive connection and control capabilities
• Simulate sunrise and sunset
• Energy and cost savings
• Datalog function

COMPREHENSIVE AND ACCURATE SETTINGS

In addition to a whopping 7 dim options the Dimlux Maxi Controller can adjust the light output to the temperature of the room. This also facilitates the transition from step by step dimming to continuous variable dimming and thus making it even easier to achieve the perfect light setting. This is possible by pressing the + and – (brightness) buttons or to set the desired temperature and leave the rest to the Maxi Controller. When exceeding the preset temperature, the lights are automatically dimmed or even partially disabled. It does not get any easier!

SENSORS: MEASURING = KNOWING

There are several sensors available that can be connected to the Maxi Controller. A temperature sensor and humidity sensor may be combined with a temperature sensor for optimal plant growth of crops. The values obtained from the temperature sensor, humidity sensor and plant temperature sensor are then analyzed and combined so that the optimum ratio between the temperature, humidity, plant temperature – and thus the vapor pressure deficit – can be achieved.

EXTENSIVE CONNECTION AND CONTROL CAPABILITIES

A single Dimlux Maxi Controller can control up to 160 Dimlux Expert Series (in pairs of 40). Two Dimlux Expert Series fixtures can directly be connected to a Maxi Controller by means of speaker wire, multiple lighting systems should linearly (daisy chain) be connected to the first two lighting systems. Furthermore, the Dimlux fixtures and the Maxi Controller can be connected directly into the wall without using relays, timing device and timer. This is safer and also saves costs.

ENERGY AND COST SAVINGS

If a Dimlux light system is connected to a Dimlux Maxi Controller this ballast is the only ballast without inrush current. A typical current ranges from 50 to 160 amperes per digital ballast. Newer digital ballasts are with soft start technology so that the inrush current is limited to 50-60 amperes. This seems little but when it’s multiplied by the number of ballasts (160 for example), this provides a significant amount of power savings.

SIMULATION OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET

Plants do not use photosynthesis until a certain temperature is reached, when the lights are turned on after a dark period, this can be stressful and can affect growth, and also condensation could be formed which can cause rot. This can be prevented by the Maxi Controller through slowly switching the Dimlux fixtures on and off and thus simulating sunrise and sunset.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Because the Maxi Controller is a modular system, it is possible to extend the system with:

(FAN)AUX BOX

Check and control the temperature and air humidity through the Fan & Aux Box. Through this module, it is possible to connect a heater and a ventilator to warm up or to 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 with 0.1°C of the set value.

CO2 GAS PROTECT SENSOR

The gas protect sensor monitors both gases in addition to the CO2 content. In the event of minor leakage or CO combustion, the CO2 generator will switch off and cause the alarm LED to illuminate. This ensures safety at all times and prevents plant damage.

PLANT TEMPERATURE CAMERA

The 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 fixtures are dimmed or turned off to bring the plant temperature back on an acceptable level.