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Powerbox LSM-16 Flipbox
is 8 ballast, 16 light FLIPBOX® that allows you to run 16 lights from 8 ballasts. The FLIPBOX® LSM-16 has a built-in digital timer with battery backup to allow for complete automation of switching between 16 lights from 8 ballasts. Hand-built at their California factory, 5 year warranty.
Industrial-grade Siemens relays with a dedicated 40A 2-pole relay per ballast.
Voltage independent - works with any voltage ballast.
Built-in digital timer to control switching cycles.
Battery backup to hold timer programs during power outage.
Optional 120V trigger cord to can override timer.
Works with magnetic and digital ballasts.
Heavy-duty cords and receptacles with 14 AWG wire.
Sunlight-Supply style plugs & receptacles.
Durable powder coated steel enclosure.
Keyhole tabs for easy mounting.
Non-skid rubber feet for placing on flat surfaces.
Designed and manufactured in California.
ETL Listed, UL Approved, CAN/CSA Approved.
Five-year warranty - Legendary Powerbox® quality.
Voltage independent - works with 120 Volt and 240 Volt ballasts. Fits Sunlight Supply® style ballasts.
Detachable trigger cord can override the built-in timer, so Powerbox™ can be controlled by your own timer, or other devices.
Double production without installing additional power circuits and saves money on ballasts, use 8 ballasts to run 16 lights.
Powerbox Flipbox Compatibility
Powerbox Flipboxes work with virtually any H.I.D. ballast, be it magnetic or digital/electronic. Some ballasts, however, may require additional steps to function properly. If you are using Lumatek, Nextgen, or Phantom digital ballasts, or if your ballasts are having trouble switching, you must observe the following instructions in BOLD lettering.
Some digital/electronic ballasts contain an 'error sensing' circuit that is meant to detect if there is a bulb failure. In the event of a bulb failure, the ballast will shut itself down and not restart until the user unplugs the ballast to reset it. When running with Flipboxes®, ballasts that contain this 'error sensing' circuitry often misinterpret a light switching cycle as a dead bulb, and they shut themselves off. This problem is easy to remedy by following a few simple steps:
1). With your lighting controller, or timer, program so that your ballast(s) turn OFF 5 minutes before you will be initiating the light switching (FLIP) cycle. (For Instance: If your light switching cycle occurs at 12:00PM, then program the ballast(s) to turn off at 11:55AM.)
2). Program the Flipbox® timer to initiate the changeover (FLIP) at 12:00PM.
3). Program your lighting controller, or timer, to turn the ballast(s) back ON at 12:05PM.
4). Repeat this procedure for the AM cycle (Ballasts OFF at 11:55PM, FLIP at 12:00AM, Ballasts ON at 12:05AM).
When using any of these electronic/digital ballasts with 'error sensing' circuitry, or if your ballast is having trouble igniting a lamp after switchover, you must observe the above instructions to ensure the trouble-free operation of your ballasts with the Flipbox®.