Ptions – XtremeMac XGC-1e User Manual
The XGC-1e can be upgraded and expanded by using our expansion devices including the UPM-1, and the MLC-4. The Universal Power
Modules and Master Lighting Controllers allow you to run multiple pumps, fans and lights by controlling remote relays.
The UPM-1 Universal Power Module is a unique device that can allow the user to run
additional HID lights or control multiple fans / air conditioners etc.
The UPM-1’s “plug-box” was designed to be plugged into a standard household outlet.
The 16-foot long “trigger cable” coming from the UPM-1 is then connected to your control
device such as a time clock or thermostat. When the control device turns ON, the relay
inside the UPM-1 box applies power to the twin outlets on the front of the UPM-1 turning
ON whatever is plugged into it. This allows you to run additional lights etc. from a different
circuit with one common control device.
The UPM-1 is rated at 15-amps @ 120 volts.
The HPR-1 is a hard-wired, 30-amp capacity, 120/240-volt version of the UPM-1. The
HPR-1 is perfect for controlling higher loads such as large air-conditioners or multiple HID
ballasts. The user can supply either 120 or 240-volt power to the “input” side of the HPR-1.
The air-conditioner or ballasts to be controlled are then wired into the “output” side of
the relay. When the trigger cable connected to your control device is activated, the relay
applies power to the equipment connected to the HPR-1.
The HPR-1 is rated at 30-amps 120/240 volt.
The MLC-4X and MLC-4XT Master Lighting Controllers are the best devices for controlling
up to (4) HID lights from one time clock or controller. Like the HPR-1, power must be
brought into the “input” side of the control relay. The MLC-4 features (4) standard 240v
outlets, which your ballasts are plugged into. The MLC-4X is designed for 120 volt ballasts
however it can also be used to run ballasts wired for 240-volt operation, which have 120-
volt power cords. The MLC-8 Master Lighting Controller is the best device for controlling
up to (8) HID lights from one time clock or controller. Power is brought into the MLC-8 by
hardwiring up to a 40-amp circuit. The MLC-8 features (8) standard 120/240v outlets, which
your ballasts are plugged into.
The MLCs both feature a 120-volt trigger cable to plug into a standard 24-hour timer or
controller. The MLC-4X & MLC-4XT are rated 30-amps @120/240 volt. The MLC-8 is rated
at 40-amps @ 120/240 volt.
The HLC-2 HID lighting controller was primarily designed to protect your expensive HID
lights from HOT-STARTS.
A “Hot-Start” occurs whenever your lights are turned off… and then back on before the
lamps are allowed to cool off. Hot-starts caused by power outages reduces your lamp’s
life and intensity. It can be plugged into either of the “Lights” outlets.
When the HLC-2 is connected to your lights, it will sense a power interruption, and start
a 15-minute time-delay to keep the lights from trying to re-fire while the cool down. The
HLC-2 can also be used to delay other devices from starting.
The HLC-1 is rated for 15-amps @ 120volts.