Step 50a STEP 50A Wadsworth’s STEP 50A control system makes greenhouse temperature control easy. Just connect your heating and cooling equipment and turn the knobs to the desired day and night temperatures. No more dueling thermostats that have cooling systems and heaters running at the same time. Incredible durability: some Wadsworth controls purchased in the 1970’s are still effectively controlling environments today. BENEFITS Improves crop quality Uniform plant growth Reduces fuel costs Increases productivity Simplifies control and maintenance Reduces night temperature to mimic nature and save energy FEATURES 2 stages of heating and 3 stages of cooling Day and night temperature settings Modulating output voltage for proportional steam and hot water valves Controls the majority of heating and cooling equipment Equipment comes on gradually after a power failure Color coded manual override switches Includes an aspirated temperature sensor and 100′ of cable Replaceable 10 amp DPDT load relays Programmable lockout disables stages for energy savings Corrosion resistant NEMA4 anodized aluminum cabinet with locking door protects your control, 16″ x 16″ x 5″ EXAMPLES Step50 at DeJong’s in IA OPTIMIZE SYSTEM: Protect your greenhouse and crop. WeatherGuard override system takes the worry out of wind, rain and snow. It is designed to override normal operations to close vents or retract shade systems when high winds, cold weather, rain or snow might cause damage. Alarm Manager protects your crops by immediately notifying you when the conditions become dangerous and threaten your livelihood. Alarm Manager instantly starts calling the programmed phone numbers when the conditions reach your predefined level or if there is a power outage. In order to use an Alarm Manager with your MiniSTEP you need to add a thermostat to signal the Alarm Manager when the temperature is at risk.