Efficiency and Electronic Time Switches
Though many schools and academic buildings manage energy use through traditional mechanical time switches, these systems can often be maintenance-intensive and fail during power disruptions.
Lighting schedules for mechanical systems also need to be adjusted manually, making events like daylight savings and holidays a chore for technicians.
Conversely, electronic time switches are controlled through a single digital interface. This lets facility managers create system-wide, customized schedules that can be set up to a year in advance. Moreover, electronic systems are generally backed by an auxiliary power supply that retains program settings. Data is preserved through power outages and disruptions, so managers are never forced to reset from scratch. As a result, technicians are required to spend less time on day-to-day maintenance, giving them the freedom to focus on more important projects and responsibilities.
Accommodate Specific Voltage Needs Automatically
In addition to changing schedules, school technicians often have to accommodate power needs across a diverse range of buildings and spaces. Voltages can vary, which makes configuring mechanical systems a major challenge. However, electronic control switches offer the benefit of auto-voltage detection. Once a system like the Intermatic ET90000 is in place, managers can rest easy knowing that unique voltage needs will be monitored and accounted for automatically - no extra work needed. Not only does this help prevent technical issues and reduce maintenance needs, it helps administrators consolidate equipment costs and cut expenses.
Make Updates On the Go From Any Smartphone
Electronic systems are designed to minimize the need for daily adjustments, but they still provide easy access to make changes on the fly when necessary.
For example, the Intermatic ET90000 allows technicians to seamlessly input system-wide changes from a single control hub, as well from any mobile device using the Intermatic Android app. Ideal for last-minute requests and surprise events, with the swipe of a finger, techs can turn on or shut down power to any circuit installed on the system from the palm of their hand.