FACTORY DIRECT - This product ships directly from Grower's Choice with a 1-3 day lead time and is not guaranteed to be in stock like non-factory direct items.
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Features Advanced Low Frequency Square Wave Technology
Rated Main Voltage: 240V 277V 347V
Input Current: 4.4A 3.8A 2.1A
Input Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power Factor: >0.98
Required Lamp Voltage: 110V +/- 20V
Illumination Surface: 5' X 5'
Fixture Dimensions & weight: 24” X 13.5” X 5.5” & 17lbs.
SMART START™ IGNITION CONTROL
This revolutionary feature, unique to our products, makes GC Series Digital Ballast the safest and most reliable ballast when used in automated multiple lamp applications. When multiple units are connected to the same mains circuit, our integrated Ignition Control software will completely balance the electrical draw by igniting one lamp at a time to prevent electrical surges and spikes that can overload the mains circuit and trip circuit breaking systems. For further efficiency, this feature is activated alongside our 'Soft Start Technology'.
SOFT START TECHNOLOGY
Soft Start Technology prolongs lamp life by stopping current rush to the lamp and preventing lamp overload. When the ballast is started from cold there will be a 3 second fixed delay before ignition. After ignition there will be a series of random 0-2 second delays before full brightness is reached after approximately 3-5 minutes. SoftStart Technology is also activated when increasing and decreasing power to the lamp using the 'Smart-Step' feature.
RE-STRIKE OF HOT LAMP AFTER MAINS FAILURE
The GC Series Digital Ballast uses a timed re-strike system that prevents the ballast from re-striking a hot lamp after a power failure. If a hot lamp is detected, the re-strike will be delayed for 60 second intervals until the lamp has cooled sufficiently to be re-ignited.
This ballast works with all high-quality Ceramic Metal Halide lamps. For a guaranteed perfect match and the best results we recommend Grower’s Choice horticultural lamps. Grower’s Choice lamps are optimized for use with high efficiency electronic ballasts with adjustable output.
AUTOMATIC FREQUENCY ADJUSTMENT
The GC Series Digital Ballast automatically adjusts its output frequency to maintain a constant output regardless of input power fluctuations and ageing lamps. This also prevents 'lamp flicker'.
FULL CIRCUIT PROTECTION
The GC Series Digital Ballast uses a sophisticated software controlled circuit breaking system that is not seen in other manufacturer's ballasts. The system protects against a series of faults including: Open Circuit Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Under Voltage Protection and Over Temperature Protection.
The GC Series Digital Ballasts' unique case design acts as a superior heat sink making the ballast extremely cool running without the need for internal fans.
The GC Series Digital Ballast has superior RF Shielding with Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 10% meaning it will not interfere with television or radio equipment.
The GC Series Digital Ballast has no noisy internal fans and is completely silent in operation.
HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY
This Ballast is up to 30% more efficient than standard magnetic ballast producing more lumens of light per watt of consumed energy. Efficiency does not diminish and is maintained for the entire life of the unit.
CHOOSE BETWEEN LAMPS:
3K 500W Single Ended CMH
- For use in any standard 500W CMH fixture
- Produces more PAR per watt than HPS
- Richest spectrum flowering lamp on the market with a CRI of 90
- Optimal for flowering but can be used for Veg as well
- Promotes higher rate of metabolic activity and resin production through the use of UV and far-red spectra
3K-R 315W Single Ended CMH
- A slight increase in UV light to promote resin production
- A taller peak in the Far-red to stimulate metabolic activity during flowering
- Slightly higher PAR for better flower density
- Increased intensity in red
4K 315W Single Ended CMH
- Contains precision gasses for enhanced spectral output
- Generates much less heat than HPS and MH
- More closely matches sunlight than ANY other lighting solution available
- Growers report tighter inter-nodal spacing and better yields on flowering plants
10K 315W MH Finishing Lamp
- For use in 315w CMH fixtures
- Strong UV peaks for increased resin production
- Can be used for 25+ flower cycles before replacement
- Use only in the last 7-14 days of flowering
- Durable quartz glass arc tube ensures long usable life
Available with GROWER'S CHOICE Master Controller:
Grower’s Choice digital lighting controller enables the grower to control up to 200 fixtures. This dual-channel controller allows daisy chaining up to 100 fixtures per zone. Enabling complete control of your growing environment with timed on/off switching, sunrise/sunset, and precise temperature readings with dual thermal probes and thermal-threshold auto dim-shutdown for additional protection.
Output Range: 10%~115%
Number Of Ballasts Per Output: 100 Max
Max Cable Length Per Group: 100M
Control Voltage Outputs: 2 Group, A/B
Temperature Sensor: 2 Group, A/B
Overheat Protection: Yes
Sunrise/Sunset Period: Yes
Setup Ballast Type: 1000W/945W/750W/630W/600W/500W/315W
Alarm Port: 2 Group, NO/NC
ECM Port: 2 Group, NO/NCCE
Input Voltage: 5VDC // 2000mA
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