1. IntelliClimate
  2. Configuring your IntelliClimate

Setting up your Autoset (Scheduling)

If this is selected, a table will appear on the settings tab. Here you can choose to read in a schedule from disk. This could be a ready-made schedule or one that you or a friend have previously created and saved to disk. Alternatively, you can create a schedule from scratch and then save this for future use.

The idea of a schedule is that you can preload a typical growing sequence so that the environment automatically changes to match the requirements of the crop. Each line in the table is specified by a day number (and date) and specifies the settings required. These settings stay in effect until the date of the next line has been reached. 

For instance, you will probably start your new plantlets with a high humidity, a single (alternating) light for 18 hours per day and with a relatively low CO2 level of say 500ppm. Then every two days you will set the schedule to automatically lower the RH a little and raise the CO2. During the first week or so you may also have a day/night temperature drop of 5 or 6 degrees. Then after that you may want to reduce the night drop for a week or two to help prevent too much stretch and produce shrubby plants.

All this and more can be entered into the schedule so that the environment exactly matches the growth stage of the crop. If plant growth is slower or faster than expected it only takes a few minutes to modify the schedule.

Lines can be added or deleted from anywhere in a schedule by clicking on the + or X symbols at the top which makes for very simple editing whenever changes are needed.

Note that the schedule is stored on IntelliGrow and so changes will only come into effect if IntelliGrow is connected to the controller. If not connected, the settings will be updated as soon as IntelliGrow is reconnected to the controller on, or after, the date of the change specified.