This timer is not for use with digital or
electronic ballasts due to the high in-rush current of the
ballast. The in-rush current can be from 10 to 40 times the
rated amperage for the product and this burns the contacts inside
of the timer making it inoperable. We recommend the use of
the Apollo 5 240 Volt ballast timer to
operate digital and electronic ballasts.
Q = My Apollo 11 is in 24 hour (military) time
format. How do I change it to 12 hour AM & PM time
A = You can change the time formats by pressing and holding the
TIME button for 3 seconds. This will change the display to
the 12 hour AM/PM time format, and the Apollo
11 will show AM or PM in the corner of the display.
Q = Why is there a '+1h' showing on my display?
A = This shows that the Apollo 11 is set in
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS time format. It can be defeated by
pressing the TIME button and the right arrow button at the same
time for 3 seconds. One hour will be deducted from the
current time and the '+1h' will disappear on the display
Q = My Apollo 11 isn't following my 'ON TME' and 'OFF TIME'
A = Push the 'Reset' button and re-program the Apollo
11 in the 'AUTO OFF' setting. You can accomplish
this by pressing the 'MANUAL' button and scrolling through the
settings until you find the "AUTO OFF' setting. This sets the
Apollo 11 to turn 'ON' and 'OFF' your equipment
when your grow schedule requires it.
Q: How long will the battery back-up last in a power outage?
A: The battery back-up is an internal cell style battery. It
cannot be replaced because it is 'hard wired' to the printed
circuit board. It will retain all timing and programmed settings a
minimum of 7 days during a complete power outage. The internal cell
battery will have a 5 to 10 year useful life in most normal