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    Profilux Rolling Out New Additions

    Matthias Gross and the GHL/Profilux team have been busy over the past year conjuring up new additions to push the Profilux Controller into new territory. The first new addition is a simple, but nice feature–a waterproof outdoor grade controller. The Profulux II Outdoor will be available this April in a new waterproof housing and a water protected […]

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    Matthias Gross and the GHL/Profilux team have been busy over the past year conjuring up new additions to push the Profilux Controller into new territory. The first new addition is a simple, but nice feature–a waterproof outdoor grade controller. The Profulux II Outdoor will be available this April in a new waterproof housing and a water protected power bar. The design is based upon the Profilux II EX housing and will also have the ability to retrofit 4 dosing pumps. The Profilux II Outdoor will be aimed at the Pond crowd, but if you’re known to encounter a leak it may be a wise choice for the cautious reef aquarist.

    The PLM-DALI card is also planned for release this April and will allow seamless control of DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) controllable ballasts, a switch we should be seeing in the T5 arena in the very near future. In the U.S. we have the poor fortune of having few DALI T5 Ballasts to choose from, and even fewer that dim smoothly as they should. That may soon change with the work Profilux is doing.

    The PLM-RS232 Card is another upgrade, per the request of users interested in using both the Aqua Illumination control abilities and the SMS text module. Expect to see this upgrade in May.

    The most exciting card release to come is the PLM-ANALOG. It will have 2 general 0-10v inputs for a variety of controls. With this addition, certain pumps like the new RD2 DC from Royal Exclusiv will be controllable with a Profilux II or III unit. In addition to the card, a new dimmable powerbar is on its way. Some specs on the powerbar from Matthias: 

    Possible applications:
    – dimming of light bulbs, e.g. for terrariums
    – controlling of current pumps

    Technical data:
    – 4A per socket -> approx. 900W at 230V resp. 450W at 115V
    – similar to a powerbar STDL4, just with only 2 sockets

    I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a controller person. I prefer manual or simple automation to the controllers currently available largely because, in my opinion, what is currently available does not offer significant improvements over “traditional methods”. With all that said, GHL you have our attention.

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