Lighting control at your fingertips! The Master controller EL1 and EL2 Gen2 are Gavita’s 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. 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.
EL2 Gen2 Specifications
Lighting control channels: 2
Lighting control: 50-115%
Max Repeater Bus fixtures: 1000
Max Single Bus fixtures: 80*
Inverse channels (flip/flop)
Alarm contacts: 2, nc/no
External Contactor Modules (ECM1)
B200 booster (max. 3 per port): 6
*without booster modules
EL1 & EL2 Gen 2 improvements – Take control of your Gavita fixtures with the second generation Master controllers. All gen 2 controllers have improved functionalities and provide even more safety and flexibility. We also offer Fan control in our new EL1F and EL2F controllers.
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!
*Gavita Controller is only compatible with Gavita Fixtures