Maxibright Maxiswitch Control Units
Maxibright Maxiswitch control units are British made using only quality components including Gewiss enclosures, GE contactors, IMO relays and built in Grasslin timers.
Timers alone cannot handle the initial start up current of H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge) lighting.
As a guide this unit can handle up to 2 x 1000watt lights.
Green Spirit advice -
Working out which contactor or relay a grower needs.
- 250W = 1.3 amp
- 400W = 2.4 amp
- 600W = 3.1 amp
- 1000W = 5 amp
(amp rating may vary, check with manufacturer)
The contractor or relay unit should be matched to the power the contractor or relay is used for, so for 4 x 600 Watt ballasts a relay or contactor above 12.4amp with 4 power outlets can be used.
Simply, a relay is cheaper than a contactor - generally. A contactor is used for a higher load.