Opticlimate Pro 3 Split Climate Control
Grow like a pro with an Opticlimate Air Conditioning System! These purpose-built units are ideal for growers wishing to switch to a closed loop room or for those just looking for more control. The Opticlimate Pro 3 Split will allow you to get the perfect grow room environment all year round no matter what the weather may be. This results in better quality plants and bigger yields.
The air-cooled or 'split' Opticlimate works in the same way as a conventional air conditioning system. The 'indoor' unit is placed inside or close to the grow room. This unit pulls in 'untreated' air as well as expels the 'treated' air which cools or heats the room. The indoor unit is connected to an 'outdoor' unit via a flexible hose which is filled with a refrigerant gas. The outdoor unit is placed in a location outside of the grow room and requires a flow of air in order for the air conditioning process to work. The Opticlimate is fairly straight-forward to setup and does not require the need for an air-con engineer as all the pipework comes pre-gassed and has simple screw fittings to connect to the units.
Once the Opticlimate is installed the unit is very easy to operate. The unit has three sensors (temperature, humidity and light) and a digital control panel. The control panel allows you to set different lights ‘on’ and ‘off’ temperatures which can be switched automatically via the light sensor. The humidity sensor has a dial which can be turned according to the target level of humidity for the room. Due to the way air conditioners work, whilst the unit is cooling it will also naturally be dehumidifying the air. For this reason we advise a humidifier may sometimes be needed for the lights on period. The dehumidifier outlet at the back of the indoor unit pumps out moisture it has taken from the room. It requires a 25mm hose to be connected to it and this will allow you to direct any water that comes out of it to a water butt or straight to waste. We highly recommend collecting this water as it will be perfect for use in your humidifier or even as nutrient solution mixing as it will contain little to no PPM. When the lights off period is active the unit will dehumidify as needed whilst also maintaining the desired set temperature. Again, in some circumstances additional equipment may be needed in the form of dehumidifiers during this period. Each Opticlimate also features a set of ceramic heaters which activate when needed to heat the room should the temperature drop below the set temperature. These heating plates can be controlled via the digital control panel.
The rear of the indoor unit features a carbon filter panel. For some closed loop setups this is enough for adequate odour removal, however some growers may opt to include an additional carbon filter in a ‘scrubber’ type setup whereby the filtered air is just pumped straight back into the room or as a more traditional setup with the filtered air being ducted out the room. As the Opticlimate will be taking care of the temperature of the grow room there is no need to over-spec your fans and filters in order to compensate for the heat they would normally be extracting.
If running a closed-loop setup then CO2 supplementation is essential. For best results a level of around 1200ppm will ensure all the benefits of CO2 supplementation are achieved. Be sure to check out our range of CO2 products which cater for all budgets and requirements.
The Opticlimate is available in four sizes to different room sizes. As a general rule the lighting capacity of each unit is calculated based on 1x 600w HID light per 1.2m x 1.2m x 2m. If your room is larger than this or contains additional heat sources (such as ballasts) then the unit may need to work harder and not cool as efficiently as it should do. In situations like this we recommend choosing the size above.
As standard all Opticlimate Split units come with 8m of hose which connects the indoor and outdoor units together. This can be increased to a maximum of 30m for an additional cost. Please contact us for a quote.
Opticlimate Pro 3 Split - 3500
Up to 6x 600w or 4x 1000w
Indoor Unit - 100cm x 50cm x 42cm
Outdoor Unit - 55cm x 36cm x 49cm
Indoor Unit - 50kg
Outdoor Unit - 16kg
Opticlimate Pro 3 Split - 6000
Up to 10x 600w or 6x 1000w
Indoor Unit - 115cm x 53cm x 43cm
Outdoor Unit - 95cm x 36cm x 83cm
Indoor Unit - 70kg
Outdoor Unit - 33kg
Opticlimate Pro 3 Split - 10000
Up to 16x 600w or 10x 1000w
Indoor Unit - 115cm x 56cm x 50cm
Outdoor Unit - 95cm x 36cm x 83cm
Indoor Unit - 110kg
Outdoor Unit - 38kg
Opticlimate Pro 3 Split - 15000
Up to 24x 600w or 15x 1000w
Indoor Unit - 121cm x 70cm x 54cm
Outdoor Unit - 95cm x 36cm x 123cm
Indoor Unit - 150kg
Outdoor Unit - 55kg