Indexing Timers

 IX Series Sequencing Timer

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The IX Timer has been discontinued.
Fully Automated with Multiple Configuration Options
The IX-1xx series sequencing timing controllers (also known as "cycle", "percentage", or "indexing" timers) allows you to set up your aquaponic or hydroponic system the way you need it to run! You are no longer limited to 15 minute increments with confusing dials, knobs, or DIP switches. The easy to read display allows you to configure the on/off times from 1 second to 999 minutes. This timer is superior to other timers with advanced and easy to configure features and industrial quality packaging.

Select from the multiple modes of operations available. This timer has 2 relays, allowing you to interlock them together so that one relay can be on for a set time, then cycle the second relay for a different time, enabling you to automate multiple operations. Another mode will allow the relays to run independently, essentially giving you two timers for the price of one! The IX-180 has two sensor inputs that can be connected to various devices such as temperature, humidity, or light sensors.



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IX-180-A121
Industry Leading Durability

The timer circuitry is enclosed in a NEMA 4x weather-tight, UV resistant enclosure with a sealed cable strain relief which is safe for outdoor use. The sealed packaging keeps water, dust, and bugs out of the electronics for trouble-free operation.

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Easy To Use Programming Interface

The IX-150 and IX-180 have a simple user interface that allows you to quickly make configuration changes without having to set confusing DIP switches or inaccurate rotating knobs. 

The bright backlight LCD display provides plenty of information so you can monitor the current status.  There are three large push buttons (up, down, & next) which allow you to quickly navigate through the various menu options and settings.

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Simple User Interface
Modes of Operation
  • Single Timer with Interlocked Relays
    Both relays are locked together so that only one can change at a time.  Relay A will finish its first cycle, then relay B will perform its cycle.
  • Dual Timer with Independent Relays
    Both relays work as individual timers.  Both "timers" can have their own timing settings so that two separate and independent processes can operate.
  • Thermostat Mode (IX-180 only)
    With the optional Digital Temperature Sensor, one or both of the relays can be programmed to operate based on a temperature set point, turning the unit into a thermostat controller.  It's also possible to use one relay as a timer and the other as a thermostat!
  • Analog Input Mode (IX-180 only)
    The two input sensors can read analog voltages between 0-5 volts.  This allows for a variety of analog or digital on/off sensors to be connected.  Applications can range from using light sensors to level switches or flow sensors.
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Example of IX-180  Timer/Thermostat Setup
Power Options

The Timing Controller can be powered with standard AC line voltage ranging from 110-240 volts, 40-100Hz.  There is also an alternate controller board available that will run on DC voltage from 8 to 24 volts.  This option is perfect for systems that run off-grid, eliminating the wasted power through an inverter.

The relays can be operated in either a powered or dry configuration.  This allows you to apply power to the relays from the line power that operates the controller, or you can use the relays with a different power source by simply removing the jumper wires.

The heavy-duty terminal blocks provide connections to both the normally-open and normally-closed positions of the relays, allowing for several possibilities in wiring your devices!

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Configuration Options

The IX series of timing controllers provides several configuration options to meet your specific needs.  This chart displays how the part numbers would be assigned based on your requirements.

Configuration Options
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IX-100-A120
Properties
Mechanical
    Size: Enclosure with Strain Relief: 4.75” wide x 8” high x 2.25” deep (121 x 203 x 57 mm)
Enclosure: NEMA 4X Polycarbonate
Electrical
Input Voltage: 90-250VAC 50-400Hz (Model IX-xxx-Axxx)
8-24VDC (Model IX-xxx-Dxxx)
Relay Voltage: 250VAC (max)
100VDC (max)
Relay Current: 8 Amps Total (Fast Acting Fuse)
 
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