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Gavita Master Controller - EL1 - Gen 2
Gavita Master Controller - EL1 - Gen 2
Gavita Master Controller - EL1 - Gen 2
Gavita Master Controller - EL1 - Gen 2
Gavita Master Controller - EL1 - Gen 2

Gavita Master Controller - EL1 - Gen 2

Brand: Gavita
Item Number: GMCEL1G2

Regular price $375.34

  • Estimated Arrival: Between Jul 04 and Jul 12. *ETA for Continental USA only

    FREE Shipping for orders over $200. *See Shipping Policy for details.

    Why Buy From Your Grow Depot

    Lighting control at your fingertips! The plug and play solution for 1-1000 e-series fixtures.

    Switch, Dim or Boost Control 40 Lights/Ballasts in one room or 40 ballasts total with the Gavita Master Controller EL1. Can dim lights to compensate for temperature spikes, can control light cycles, and give you option to have sunrise and sunsets.

     

    The EL1 has one output channel, and is best choice for use for one room without auxiliary equipment or alarm contacts.


    If you require switched auxiliary equipment during lights on / off, alarm contacts and/or a 2 room 12/12 setup, the Gavita Master Controller EL2 is most suitable.

    Lighting control at your fingertips! The Master controller EL1 and EL2 Gen 2 are our entry-level systems for centrally controlling large rooms with e-series fixtures. The second generation of Master controllers features improved and expanded functionality that raises the bar including non-volatile memory, event logging, independent sunrise and sunset settings and independent light cycles on the EL2. The EL1 has one lighting control channel and the EL2 has two lighting control channels. The EL1 can control 500 max repeater bus fixtures and 40 max single bus fixtures without a booster. The EL2 can control 1000 max repeater bus fixtures and 80 max single bus fixtures without a booster.

    Gen 2 improvements

    Memory – All master controllers use dependable, non-volatile memory to store user settings.

    Logging – All master controllers now have logging functions for high/low temperature, last auto-dim event, last shutdown event and last power loss, including the event’s date and time

    Separate sunrise/sunset control – Set different periods for sunrise and sunset

    Independent cycles on EL2 models – These cycles let you program two different, overlapping cycles (for example, a 12/12 on channel 1 and an 18/6 on channel 2).

    Independent programmable External Contactor Modules (ECMs) – In Gen 2 EL2 controllers, now you can choose whether they switch on or off and which channel they follow. The results? Flexible integration and automation.

    Dimmable electronic ballasts have been around for many years now. They offer flexibility when you need lower light intensities, for example during the vegetative phase or when climate conditions are so extreme that a healthy climate is hard to maintain. Moreover, they can be boosted to optimize lamp performance and efficacy. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to adjust multiple ballasts or be there at the right moment when you need to dim your lights. Another problem is the high current that ballasts require when switched on at the same time (the inrush current). You need elaborate contactor equipped switchboxes to switch your ballasts on and off.

    The Gavita Master controllers (in combination with suitable Gavita e-series ballasts, or Gavita Pro Complete Fixtures) offer a solution for all these issues, even with a cost reduction when you look at larger climate rooms. Our e-series ballasts no longer require a switchboard to be switched on and off, and no longer need their own switch to dim or boost them. Now you can just touch a few buttons on your controller to be in complete control of all your connected ballasts at once. Our Master controllers do this, and much more!

    Available models

    The Gavita EL controller series currently comprises of two models: The EL1 and EL2. Both feature auto-dim, auto-shutdown, sunrise/sunset and timer. The EL1 has one output channel, while the EL2 has 2 output channels and additional outputs for External Contactor Modules and alarm contacts. For one room without auxiliary equipment or alarm contacts, the EL1 is the best choice for you. If you require switched auxiliary equipment during lights on / off, alarm contacts and/or a 2 room 12/12 setup, the EL2 is most suitable.

    Functionality overview


    Easy installation

    Installing the Master Controller is a breeze: it's a matter of plugging in, setting the dials of the ballasts to EXT (External control) and looping the low voltage control cord from the controller to your ballasts - all plug and play. Easy, safe and flexible.

    Clear interface

    The five language interface is intuitive to use with just 5 buttons. In plain text you see all settings, warnings and statuses. For an easy overview we have added LEDs for each output channel, which indicate whether the lights are on, dimming or shut down due to a dangerous high temperature. The indication LEDs are supported by a full text warning on the high quality green OLED display.

    Replaces timers and contactors

    You can plug your ballasts directly into mains outlets. You do not need any timers or contactor boxes any more: the ballasts are in stand-by mode and wake up when they get the signal from the controller. This means that you don't have any inrush any more when you switch on your ballasts. Just set the on/off time on the controller and you are good to go.

    Dimming and boosting

    Once you have connected your ballasts to the controller and set the on/off time you can set the output power centrally by the push of a few buttons. You can choose to have the output power displayed as a percentage or in actual output wattage of your ballasts. We even offer you a sunrise/sunset time setting in which the lamps ramp up or down at the start and end of the cycle. Autodim and safety shutdown based on room temperature. The Master controller is equipped with temperature sensors. Though we do not intend for you to use the Master controller as a climate controller, it can help you save your crop when temperatures in your room rise beyond your climate control capabilities. At a set temperature (normally a few degrees above your set ideal climate temperature) the Master controller will automatically dim your lamps, to prevent crop damage. In case of a complete ventilation failure or other calamity, when temperatures rise even more, the Master controller shuts down all connected equipment and activates the alarm contact.

    Controller Specificiations

    24 Hour Timer (on/off)
    Set Ouput level: 50-115%
    Select Ballast Type: 400/600/750/1000W
    Show Ouput as W or %
    auto-dim at set temp
    Auto shutdown at Set Temp
    Sunrise / Sunset period
    Outputs: 1
    Temperature Sensors: 1 main
    # of Ballasts per output: 40
    Total number of ballasts: 40


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    Returns

    • Due to the nature of some products we are unable to accept returns for them.
    • All returns must be called in or emailed in advance and given a Return Authorization Number (RMA #). Only items originally purchased within 30 Days from the date of delivery will be considered for return.
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    • All products must be returned in new resaleable condition, in the original boxes to ensure full credit.
    • Products damaged by neglect or abuse will not be covered by warranty and may not be returned.
    • Returns are not accepted on products that have been altered.
    • For a full system return, we will create the bill of lading and make the shipping arrangements for you. We will then issue the credit minus the cost of shipping both ways once we have received the system in new resaleable condition.
    • You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for purchase usually within 5-10 business days of Your Grow Depot
      receiving your returned product. Delays may be experienced in the case of incomplete returns.
    • Missing accessories will result in a reduced credit amount by the actual replacement cost of those items.
    • The Shipping, Handling and Insurance Fees paid by the buyer are NOT included in the return credit issued.
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    • All returned merchandise is subject to a 20% restocking fee, this includes the processing fee.
    • Clearance items are FINAL SALE ITEMS, no refunds allowed. 

    *ALL RETURNS ARE SUBJECT TO A 20% RE-STOCKING FEE

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    Order totals of $200 or more and up to 75 lbs are shipped for free in the Continental United States. Some exclusions apply. Products excluded from Free Shipping will be identified on the individual product page. If your order does not qualify for free shipping the shipping fee is based on your order’s weight, package dimensions, delivery destination, and shipping method. We do not charge handling fees or pad our calculated shipping rates.

    If you are located outside of the Continental United States you will be charged shipping. If you are located outside the United States you will be responsible for shipping and any import fees. Please contact us with any questions prior to ordering if you are outside the Continental US.

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    As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation email to the email address provided. This means that we have received your order in our system and have authorized the charges to your credit card.

    We try our best to get orders processed on the day it is placed if the order is placed before 11 AM MST Monday through Friday. Most in-stock items are shipped within 24-48 business hours of the order being placed with the exception of select custom and built-to-order products. Orders placed over the weekend are received and processed as soon as possible on Monday morning.

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    Once we authorize the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the email address you provided when checking out. Your order is shipped via FedEx, UPS, or USPS. If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at Help@YourGrowDepot.com or 888-854-GROW.

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    In the event that you have ordered expensive machinery and would like it insured for the full replacement value during shipping it is an additional charge.

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    This shipping method is reserved for large, heavy, or oversized items like, flood trays, large tents, oversized reflectors, commercial air conditioners/dehumidifiers, etc. These select items are palletized, loaded onto a large truck for shipment and delivered by scheduled appointment with a lift-gate for to-the-curb service. All items must be inspected for damage incurred in transit and signed for prior to the driver leaving.

    Shipment time is generally 3-7 business days. Please understand that some areas are not serviced daily.

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    If you are not available by phone or email to schedule your delivery appointment within a reasonable amount of time, the shipment will be considered refused and you are responsible for full freight charges and applicable fees going both ways with a minimum 20% restocking fee.

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    You will be responsible for full freight charges and applicable fees going both ways and a minimum 20% restocking fee for shipments that are refused for any reason other than the shipment being damaged in transit or if the shipping error was made by Your Grow Depot.

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    Providing inaccurate or false information may result in additional delays as we attempt to verify the provided information.

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    We understand the importance of privacy for many of our customers. Most orders placed on YourGrowDepot.com are shipped in plain brown boxes.

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    If you sign your name on the freight bill without noting any damages, you are stating that you have received your shipment/order in acceptable condition. Once signed for, there will be no reimbursement of freight charges, order costs or any other charges incurred by you from Your Grow Depot.

    Back-Orders/Out of Stock Items:

    If an item you ordered is out of stock we will attempt to contact you. We will let you know when the item is expected to be available again and will give you the option of waiting for the item to ship or having the order removed from your order for a refund.

    To cancel an out of stock item contact customer service at 888-854-GROW or send an email to Help@YourGrowDepot.com and we can further assist you.

    Signature Required:

    Due to the valuable contents of some shipments, Your Grow Depot may require a signature upon delivery. Such guidelines will not be overruled upon the customer's request. Please understand that this is a security measure taken by our company to guarantee excellent service and to ensure the safe delivery of each package to the correct recipient. Many of our third-party shipping carriers require signatures upon delivery to protect against fraud and theft. Customers may request a signature upon delivery by calling Your Grow Depot Customer Service at 888-854-GROW.

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    If your tracking number shows delivered on the shipping company’s website but you don’t have it, please do the following:

    • Check the area around your home for the package and ask anyone it may have been left with.
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    Occasionally there may be a mix-up in the warehouse and you may have received an incorrect tracking number. If the tracking number is correct, we will contact the shipper to report a missing package.

    Your Grow Depot can not be held responsible for packages stolen from the delivery address so please be sure to ship to a secure location!

    Shipping Disclaimers:

    There are rare and unforeseen events out of our control that may effect shipping times. Severe weather conditions, catastrophic events, or failures by our delivery partners can cause unexpected delays.

    Most carriers will not ship to PO Boxes. If you enter a PO Box for your shipping address, we may have to contact you for an alternate delivery address.

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    EPA-regulated items such as repellents or insecticides may be restricted for sale in some states. You will be notified by one of our team members if an item cannot be shipped to you due to state regulations.

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