Tart, Rocedure – XtremeMac XGC-1e User Manual
“There is no substitute for reading and understanding the operating manual however... You can use the instructions on this page for a
trouble -free start-up”.
1) Locate a suitable source for power. A 3-wire, grounded, 15-amp dedicated circuit is recommended.
2) Secure the enclosure to a wall using the enclosed mounting “feet”. The XGC requires a vertical orientation for proper internal
ventilation. If proper ventilation is not provided, the thermostat may not be able to properly control the temperature & humidity of the
3) Plug the XGC into the power source. Do not connect your lights until you have set the “ON and “OFF” times on the 24-hour timeclock.
4) You may want to change the CO
set point on the “Fuzzy Logic”
controller. Normally 1250 to 1500 PPM is recommended for most
applications. Once you set the PPM level, the built-in CO
sensor and “Fuzzy Logic”
module work together to actually dial-in the
perfect parameters for YOUR area automatically. Refer to Changing the setpoint (SV).
5) Now set the thermostat and de-humistat to the approximate settings you would like to use. A small, inexpensive combination
thermometer and hygrometer works just fine to “dial in” the exact settings. Just compare the reading on the thermometer to what
the XGC is set at and adjust as required.
6) You can now select the Hydro mode you would like to use. Choose between operating the Hydro outlet during the “Daytime” only
or, 24-hours a day. Move the Hydro mode switch to the appropriate position. Moving the switch to the center “OFF” position
momentarily will reset the timer.
7) There are 2 timers on the XGC, which are used to control your hydroponics pumps. To fully understand the timers that control the
XGC, refer to the Timers section of this manual. Set the Hydro “ON” and “OFF” timers to your desired settings before continuing.
(Refer to Timers)
8) The 24-hour timeclock can now be set. Push in the trip levers on the front face of the timer dial for the time you want your lights to
be “ON”. Rotate the dial to the current time to set the timer.
9) Now you can plug the equipment you will be using into the appropriate receptacles. Remember that the XGC can handle a combined
load up to 15-amps. A single 1000-watt HID ballast needs over 9-amps alone. Select and size your pumps and fans appropriately or
use our UPM-1 or MLCs to increase power capacity.
*Note: We highly suggest NOT plugging in your HID ballast just yet.
10) When the “day” cycle begins, the “Lights” indicator will light up to confirm power is going to the (2) light receptacles. If you have
selected the “Daytime” setting on the Hydro mode, the “Hydro Pumps” indicator will also light up to indicate your pump
is powered for the amount of time you selected
11) You can manually override the timeclock to switch from “night” to “day” or back to Night by rotating the outer dial of the timeclock
slowly clockwise. At night, the Lights and CO
are disabled while the thermostat and humistat continue to control the temperature
* NOTE: The Hydro outlet will also be disabled if the “Daytime” mode is selected on the Hydro mode switch.
12) When all settings have been confirmed, the HID lights or UPMs can be plugged into the “Lights” receptacles. If more than 1000
watts are to be controlled, use our Universal Power Modules or the MLCs.
* IMPORTANT: Do not plug in more than 1000 watts worth of lighting into the XGC receptacles.
13) Monitor the equipment connected to the XGC to ensure proper operation. Small adjustments are likely to be made until you find the
right combination of controls. Once you are happy with the settings sit back and enjoy the show!
For more details concerning any of the XGC functions, refer to the appropriate section of this manual.