G.A.S. Pro Plus Hybrid Fan Speed Controller with Heater Control
Integrate Control of Both Your Extraction System and Your Heater in One!
Hybrids completely erradicate the buzzing and humming noises generated when regulating fans by combining heavyweight transformers with clever digital technology. The G.A.S Hybrid Fan Speed Controller also features an output for an electrical heater which it will switch on should the temps go below the user-set level. There are 2 models to choose from - a 4-amp version and an 8-amp version depending on the power draw of your duct fans. Any heater can also be plugged in as long as it does not draw more than 2.5kw.
- G.A.S. – Innovative and top-notch design and build quality
- Outlets for an intake fan, an outtake fan, and a heater (up to 2.5kw)
- Runs fans as quietly as is possible - no controller induced buzzing or humming from the fan motors
- User-set max fan speed, min fan speed and target temperature
- Maintains a constant climate by adjusting fan speed and controlling a heater
- Very simple to operate
- 4 metre temperature probe cable
- 4amp version handles a 900w fan load
- 8amp version handles a 1800w fan load
- Supplied with a two year warranty
1 x G.A.S.Pro Plus Hybrid Fan Speed Controller with Heater Control, with the fan current handling of your choice (4-amp or 8-amp)
4m ready wired-in temperature sensor
2 x 1.8m ready wired-in mains cables (one for the fan supply, one for the heater supply)
How the G.A.S Pro Plus Hybrid Controller Works
Most plants are at their happiest at around 23-25 degrees centigrade during the light period and somewhat lower while in the dark. As outside temperatures go up and down, the amount of air taken in and extracted from the grow area through your duct fans needs to be adjusted to maintain a consistent grow-room temperature.
Most fan speed controllers "pulse" the mains very quickly as way of controlling fan speeds. Unfortunately, this pulsing can create a humming or buzzing sound to come from the motors. The G.A.S. Hybrid Fan Speed Controller uses clever electronics to control a transformer which then supplies smooth and consistent power to the fan motors. A relay alters the outtput from the transformer (and thereby the fan speed) in steps. Because the fan is powered by a smooth electrical supply this method completely avoids the electrical pulsing technique which causes the humming or buzzing sounds caused by that cheaper technology.
This G.A.S. Hybrid Fan Speed Controller allows the user to set the desired temperature of the grow-space. It will then increase or decrease the speed of the fans in order to reach and maintain that user-set target temperature. The unit will also switch on a heater if the temperature goes too low below the set temperature.
Apart from the temperature control, the user can also set a "maximum" fan speed to avoid excessive fan noise if you have one which is particularly noisy when run at or close to full speed. There is also a "minimum" fan speed control which can prevent the fans from running so slowly that humidity levels rise too much, particularly during the dark period. It is worth mentioning that the relay and the transformer are true heavyweight components for consistency and reliability.
How to Use the G.A.S. Pro Plus Hybrid Fan Speed Controller with Heater Control:
1) Mount the controller using the supplied metal bracket.
2) Plug in your intake fan into the "Intake" socket on the controller
3) Plug in your outtake fan into the "Outtake" socket on the controller
4) Plug in your electrical heater (2.5kw) into the "Heater" socket on the controller
5) Situate the end of the temperature probe in the centre of your grow-space
6) Set the target temperature, the minimum fan speed and the maximum fan speed using the controls on the front of the unit
7) Plug the power leads into different mains outlet sockets. A mains outlet socket (even a double one) can only supply 13-amps in total. If both power leads are plugged into the same socket face then there is a high risk that it could become overloaded and overheat.
8) Switch the mains outlet sockets on. Adjust the controls as desired if neccessary.
Max load: choose between 4-amp (900w) and 8-amp (1800w) models