I'm not sure about the load rating on the digital Intermatics, but I have two of them on a reef tank. Each one powers an Icecap 660 with a pair of 160w bulbs. Another is on a cichlid tank running 2x96w PC
's. Another is on my coral tanks running 6x65w PC
's. I'm going to guess, since I haven't had any trouble with any of them, that this particular timer will handle the load. I couldn't say that about any other brand though as these are the only ones I use. Good point about the inductive load though...I'd never have thought of that.