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 4 120 Volt
ballast timer to operate digital and electronic
Q: I'm having problems programming the Apollo
7, what do I do?
A: Push the little recessed button on the right hand side of the
timer. You can use either a toothpick or paperclip to easily push
the button. After you've done this, the timer is set back to
factory condition. You'll need to reset your current time,
programs and settings on the timer to make it work correctly.
Q: There is a black dot on the bottom right hand side of
the display what does it do?
A: It has no purpose regarding the functionality of
the device. It is intended for use at the factory to identify
the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) being used in the product.
Q: What is the blinking circle on the front of the display
A: It doesn't provide any useful purpose to the
timer. This circle is only to test the functionality of the
display after manufacturing to determine if the timer is working
Q: The Apollo 7 doesn't turn on or
off on the correct days or at the programmed time?
A: When you are initially programming the device, make sure that
you have the days of the week you want the timer "ON" identified
across the top of the display. Conversely, verify that you
have the days of the week that you want the device 'OFF' noted
across the top of the screen. Also, you need to set each 'ON'
and 'OFF' time for each program so your equipment will activate and
deactivate according to your settings.
Q: I want to run a digital ballast on the Apollo
7. I won't exceed 1000 watts. Is this
A: Not really. Digital ballasts have a huge initial
in-rush of power (from 10 to 40 times the input power) when they
strike the bulb. This initial power surge wreaks havoc on the
timer. The contactors inside the timer are small and can be
adversely effected by this power surge. The best answer to
this situation is to consider using the Apollo 4
to run your ballasts. It has a relay built into the timer
that is intended to handle a power load like this from