EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller
Monitor, Control and Supplement your CO2 Supply with the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller
Once you've mastered the art of indoor gardening, take the plunge into growing with supplemental CO2, using the simple yet effective EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller. Both smart and stylish, the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM controller can be attached to either a CO2 regulator and solenoid valve or a propane gas burner to increase the CO2 levels in your growing area. Once your growing room is totally dialled in, CO2 becomes the limiting factor, so the next logical step is to increase CO2 levels, boosting your plants' growth rates and maximizing yields beyond anything you've experienced before!
- Increases CO2 levels and produces super-charged plants, that carry extra weight
- Can be connected to either a CO2 regulator (sold separately) or propane gas burner to increase CO2 levels in your grow room
- Provides accurate, long-term readings, with a reading range of 0-50,000 PPM
- Intelligent dosing and learning function; avoids CO2 overdosing
- Quickly adjusts and stabilizes CO2 levels in your desired area
- Solid state CO2 sensor; doesn't use probes
- Memorises settings, so that you can put it on a timer or your lighting contactor (no need to dose during dark periods)
- Easy to program and use with only three button operation
- Back lit LCD display
- Comes with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty
1 x EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller
1 x IEC wire able kettle plug
1 x Instruction leaflet
16cm x 6cm
4 Amp (960 watts)
Recommended additional purchases:
CO2 Cylinder (sold separately)
Want to increase the effect of additional CO2? Use Proactive Nano alongside this product, it maximises your plants uptake of CO2 and optimises its photosynthesis.
Click here for the Ecotechnics PPM Controller Kit
How the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller works
CO2 is a naturally occurring gas that plays an essential role in the process of photosynthesis. Typically, the atmosphere around us has CO2 present in concentrations of around 360 parts per million (ppm). Plants can use up this ambient level of CO2 within an hour, and when levels drop below 200ppm, growth will quickly start to stall. This issue can be addressed by equipping your grow room with an adequate extraction system; however, plants can use more CO2 than is generally present in the atmosphere. When used correctly, supplementary CO2 has numerous benefits, it makes plants more tolerant to higher temperatures, triggers amplified growth rates, leading to improved harvests, in terms of quality and quantity. Optimal levels of CO2 are between 1000ppm and 1200ppm; levels higher than this can be detrimental, while levels above 2000ppm actually become toxic to your plants. At 4000ppm to 5000ppm levels become toxic to humans!
The EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller is the perfect way to monitor, regulate and supplement CO2 in your grow area. When used in conjunction with either a CO2 tank (via a regulator) or a propane gas burner it will maintain a consistent level of CO2 in the grow area at any given time. The EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller initiates either the CO2 regulator or the propane burner when CO2 levels start to fall, correcting the ppm (parts per million) levels, for explosive growth and heavier blooms.
The EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller has built-in memory that allows it to be switched off without losing its settings. This means that you can put it on a timer and stop dosing during dark periods. When plants aren't photosynthesising they don't need a supply of CO2 - any supplementation performed at such times would only be wasteful. Ecotechnics designed the PPM in such a way that you can dose only when it's needed.
The EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller has 'intelligent dose' and 'learn' functions, adding extra CO2 when needed and storing that information for future use. The dose function can sense when CO2 levels are too high as well as too low. This function slows the flow of CO2, allowing your extraction system to take over and purge the excess levels from the area. This keeps your plants happy and healthy, avoiding any chance of toxic CO2 levels becoming an issue.
The automated learn function keeps information about your growing environment for future use, anticipating potential CO2 issues before they arise. Simply put, the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller can monitor and regulate CO2 levels, leaving you extra time to enjoy your indoor garden and boosting your growth rate and yields beyond belief.
For more information on CO2, read this article on the One Stop Grow Shop Blog.
How to use the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller
The EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller must first be connected to either a regulator (connected to a CO2 Tank) or a propane gas burner. This is done using the wireable IEC kettle plug that comes with the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller. Once connected plug the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller into an electrical socket, switch on and navigate the menu using the "set" button to cycle through each menu in turn, editing the settings as you see fit. Ensure the EcoTechnics Evolution PPM Controller has been set at a similar height to the canopy level to give accurate readings of CO2 in the growing area and always use a circulating fan to move your air around, as CO2 is heavier than oxygen and tends to stagnate close to ground level unless circulated where it is useless to plants.