Perfect Timing Solution for your Growing Systems
Firstly, the Apollo 9 – 24 hr digital timer is the perfect timing solution for your hydro systems. Secondly, with a 15 Amp capacity, it’s easy to set to run your pumps, fans, etc. Thirdly, set to 1 min intervals and run 8 separate schedules per day. Fourthly, configure numerous timing schedules to meet the most demanding timing requirements. One (1) outlet with 1 min intervals. The battery backup feature saves settings if the power goes out. Enclosure resists dust, rust, and moisture. 15 Amps maximum/120 V/60 Hz.
The Apollo 9 timer is not for use with digital or electronic ballasts due to the high in-rush current of the ballast. The in-rush current can be from 10 to 40 times the rated amperage for the product and this burns the contacts inside of the timer making it inoperable. We recommend using the Apollo 4 120 Volt ballast timer to operate digital and electronic ballasts. Digital ballasts have a huge initial in-rush of power (from 10 to 40 times the input power) when they strike the bulb. This initial power surge wreaks havoc on the timer. The contactors inside the timer are small and can be adversely affected by this power surge. The best answer to this situation is to consider using the Apollo 4 to run your ballasts. It has a relay built into the timer that is intended to handle a power load like this from ballasts.