GreenPower Pro Contactors
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GreenPower Pro Contactors reliably and safely control lighting kits using a timer that is built onto the unit. Every socket on the contactor is switchable individually, in case you need to turn off some lights for some reason. There are many features that make GreenPower contactors one of the safest options you can get. The body is made of steel and uses a galvanized wall mountable back plate for strength and protection. It uses thick, rubberized cables that eliminate the risk of light degradation. Commercial units are stronger still, with circuit breakers and time delays to protect ballasts in case of power outages.
GreenPower Pro Contactors are the standard workhorse type, in use by many growers in the hydroponic industry. They are high quality units that are very reliable if in use under normal circumstances.
GreenPower 2 way Contactor – for 1 to 2 lights (2000w max)
GreenPower 4 way Contactor – for 1 to 4 lights (4000w max)
GreenPower 6 way Contactor – for 1 to 6 lights (4000w max)
GreenPower 8 way Contactor – for 1 to 8 lights (4200w max)
Why do growers use a Contactor? Most of them cannot be around reliably to switch the lights on and off and need a contactor to do it for them. It is ideal as it come on and goes off at the same time each day, allowing the plant to fall into rhythm with this schedule. If the grower only used a plug in timer, it is highly likely the start up spike in electricity would burn out the timer, making the light stay on or off until manually changed. The contactor takes that start up spike through other components and bypasses the timer, therefore protecting it. You can also plug fans into the contactor if you want them to switch off in synch with the lights.
Alternatives to the GreenPower Pro Contactor
At Straight Up Hydroponics, we have a few other contactors available if you require something else. You can find these on our website by clicking here!