We welcome the newest member of our lighting family at Seattle’s Hydro Spot! Her name is Xtreme Nano, and this pint-sized powerhouse has many unique features, which make it stand apart from traditional ballasts on the market. The Xtreme Nano is available as either a 1,000w or 600w dimmable and switchable (HPS/MH) ballasts that is made by C.A.P. (Custom Automated Products). Weighing in at 2.9lbs the Nano ballast is ¼ the weight of the standard digital ballast, which is weighs about 13lbs. The average magnetic ballast can weigh up to 40lbs! This tiny ballast is perfect for mounting, and easy to do so as mounting brackets are built right in! The dimensions on this little lady are 9.65” x 4.9” x 2.3”. The size alone of this ballast makes it attractive to anyone from large commercial growing applications to closet and tent growing spaces where every inch of room is crucial. This Nano ballast keeps cool because of its 2 sets of fans on its sides, and its vented case.
Now that we have discussed the Xtreme Nano’s superficial features, lets get down to business and talk about the guts of this little thing! Have you ever worried about power surges or spikes when firing your ballasts? In a multiple ballast household this is certainly something to keep on your radar. The people over at C.A.P took your power box into consideration when creating the Xtreme Nano. Each Nano ballast has a trademarked Independent Ignition Timing, which basically means there is 0 to 15 second delay time for the ballast to fire. Each Nano ballast has a different delay time built into it, therefore protecting your power box when multiple ballasts are turned on with a timer. The Xtreme Nano isn’t just worried about protecting you from power spikes, it also monitors the status of your lighting system. This is done so by a series of LED lights, which reveals the status of your ballast through user diagnostic codes. Stop in today to take a look at this pint-sized powerhouse!