A standard feature of the IntelliClimate is the USB connection to a PC. This provides a new level of user friendliness and allows the grower to easily view and change settings, view readings and look back to see what growing conditions were like during periods when the grow room was unattended. The PC also provides for remote alarms and even text messaging to a mobile phone. With remote access software you can carry out all these functions over the internet or phone connection. Note that the controller will operate fully without a PC connection with the exception of the scheduling feature.
If you want to achieve the best possible growth rates and have the ability to “steer" the crop to a perfect outcome, the IntelliClimate is the grow room controller for you.
With the IntelliClimate you can start small and gradually add to your equipment until you have the most sophisticated system possible, if that is what you desire. If growing in difficult climatic conditions (very hot or very cold) then you will need to start with more sophistication than if you are in a more temperate area.
The standard IntelliClimate kit includes the following:
IntelliClimate controller with USB cable and PC software on CD-ROM
3x twin relay boxes (i.e. 6 independent relay controlled socket outlets)
Environment sensor box that goes into the grow room to measure temperature, humidity and light. You can also connect a CO2 sensor to this box (an optional accessory listed below)
Magnetic door intruder switch
The following accessories are optional:
Second environment sensor (gives extra safety if one sensor fails - you have an automatic backup)
Outside temperature sensor
Power supply adapterThe unit is normally supplied with a universal input (100V to 240V 50/60Hz) power adapter which provides the IntelliClimate with a safe, low voltage supply of 24V DC at 2.5 amps
Outputs8 outputs that have the same voltage as the supply (normally 24V DC) Ratings of individual outputs are 3 amps. But of course, the total draw from all 8 outputs must not exceed the rating of the supply adapter.
InputsThe temperature, RH, Light sensors are all connect on a bus cable. The three wires in the bus cable supply the sensor units with 5VDC power and receive digital data back along the third wire. Maximum length of this bus cable is 20m (60ft). The unit is supplied with one temperature/RH/light sensor box on a 5m (15ft) cable. A second sensor box and an external temperature sensor may be added. These would be connected in daisy chain fashion on the single bus cable.
Temperature/RH/Light enviro sensors:Temperature accuracy: +/- 0.5°CRH accuracy: +/- 3% to 95% then +/-5%Light accuracy: +/- 5%; Total light 0 to 1000 JoulesCO2 input: 10 bit resolution (1 part in 1000)
CO2 sensor0 to 2000 PPM corresponding to 0..10V signal. Connect into one (or both) enviro sensor boxes. A separate 24V power adapter is required for each CO2 sensor. Sensors that have self calibration (ABC logic) must have this disabled for use in a grow room. Calibration should be checked regularly using a high accuracy hand held meter. The supplied sensors should have their calibration checked (and be recalibrated if required) at least once per year.
3 x Relay BoxesThe twin relay boxes have a total current capability as follows:-USA 110V at 15 amp total drawUK 240V at 12 ampAustralasia 240V at 10 amp