Autopilot PX1 Digital Lighting Controller

The Autopilot PX1 Digital Lighting Controller from Hydrofarm provides centralized, dual-zone digital control of your DE lighting, allowing you to switch, dim and boost multiple USB-compatible Hydrofarm ballasts at once—up to 256 in each of two independent zones for a total capacity of 512 ballasts. The trunk-line cable connections ensure perfect communication between the controller and all ballasts in the chain.

The PX1 has two dedicated temperature sensors—one for each zone—that provide real-time data for automated temperature-based dimming, as well as a high temperature shutdown feature that protects your garden while you’re away. The PX1 replaces traditional analog lighting relays, and eliminates inrush current. Each of its dual zones provides precise and independent:

  • Photoperiod timing to control light and dark cycles
  • Wattage output control, which allows users to control the intensity of the light being emitted from fixtures
  • Auto-dimming when temperature exceeds set points
  • Emergency auto-shutdown of lights upon user-defined overtemperature events
  • Configurable restrike delay times, which eliminates lamp-damaging hot starts
  • Sunrise/sunset simulation settings, which provide a gradual ramp-up and down at both ends of your photoperiod

The PX1 Digital Lighting Controller is easy to set up, and is compact and lightweight. It is a true digital ballast interface that makes multiple-ballast control easy and affordable to achieve. It is simply more powerful, more reliable, and more capable than competing controllers. The PX1 is designed to work with any Phantom or Hydrofarm ballasts with USB connectivity, and are ideally paired with PARsource DE reflectors and Agrosun DE HPS lamps.

 

 

Commercial High Power HID Controller — 12 lights

Autopilot's twelve outlet commercial light controller is designed to safely control today's digital ballasts

The commercial twelve light controller features an integrated time delay to "soft start" each bank of 4 lights, reducing the start-up load. External breakers allow the user to easily shut down power to the attached equipment. The commercial light controller is made from steel and built to last.

12 Light

  • Heavy-duty relays
  • Durable steel enclosure
  • Operate multiple HID or fluorescent light fixtures from a single controller or timer device
  • 120V trigger cable and 120V accessory outlet

Specifications

8.7"H x 22.5"W x 5.5"D

 

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Commercial High Power HID Controller — 8 lights

Autopilot's eight outlet commercial light controller is designed to safely control today's digital ballasts

The commercial eight light controller features an integrated time delay to "soft start" each bank of 4 lights, reducing the start-up load. External breakers allow the user to easily shut down power to the attached equipment. The commercial light controller is made from steel and built to last.

8 Light

  • Heavy-duty relays
  • Durable steel enclosure
  • Operate multiple HID or fluorescent light fixtures from a single controller or timer device
  • 120V trigger cable and 120V accessory outlet

Specifications

8.7"H x 17.7"W x 5.5"D

 

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High Power HID Controller — 8 lights

Control up to eight lights from one timer or controller device. 240V power is wired directly into the eight outlet timer box, and all of the outlets are controlled by one detachable 120V trigger cable. Rated for 60 amps at 120/240 with eight 120/240V X-style receptacles. The light controller is backed by a hassle free 3 year warranty. 

APCL8DX has eight 120/240 volt style outlets which allow running your ballasts at 120/240 volts without having to change out your ballast power cords.

8 Light

  • 8000 Watt, 8 light controller
  • Premium quality industrial grade relay
  • X-style outlets allow 120V or 240V ballast operation
  • 60 Amp maximum (30 amps x 2 relays)
  • Attached 120V trigger cable
  • Upgraded terminal blocks

Specifications

8"H x 6"W x 2.5"D, 120v/240v

 

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High Power HID Controller — 4 lights

Control multiple lights from one timer or controller device. Power is wired directly into the four-outlet timer box and all of the outlets are controlled by one detachable 120V trigger cable. Rated for 30 amps at 120/240 volts. The trigger cable can be plugged into a standard 24-hour timer or environmental controller. Three year no hassle warranty.

APCL4DX has four 120/240 volt style outlets which allow running your ballasts at 120/240 volts without having to change out your ballast power cords.

4 Light

  • 4000 Watt, 4 light controller
  • Premium quality industrial grade relay
  • X-style outlets allow 120V or 240V ballast operation
  • 30 Amp maximum
  • Attached 120V trigger cable
  • Improved terminal blocks

 

Specifications

8"H x 6"W x 3"D, 120v/240v

 

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