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I have a Power Compact setup that works the same way, although I can't imagine why the manufacturer would build it that way since most people use timers. On my setup I pulled the end cover to the ballasts and bypassed the switches by removing the wires from the switches and hooking them together with a wire nut. Now the timers control the on/off completely.

I don't know the electrical theory behind these push switches but it seems once power is interrupted the contacts on the switch "release" and have to be reset. I would be interested to see if anyone has a reason as to why the manufacturers use these switches. Or maybe we both have bad switches? Mike
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