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.
Maxiswitch 26amp 8 way Contactor (Inbuilt Timer)
Timers alone cannot handle the initial start up current of H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge) lighting.
This unit can handle up to 5 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.