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Taoist Shredder (Taoistshredder)
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Post Number: 492
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 05:49 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't sure what forum to stick this - figured it would get seen here.

My friend is looking to build a ballast, and I was wondering if anyone had a good tek for it. He's a wicked smart chem major, but it's been a few years since physics - figured maybe some of you kids could help with a tek or two.

1000 watt HPS or HPS/MHL conversion - fun fun fun.
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Spark (Spark)
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 06:42 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is a wiring diagram for an S55 ballast.It's 150w HPS ballast...it's made up of 3 components the capacitor,ignitor and the transformer.All the wires are individually labeled "CAP","COM","LAMP","277v","110v","TAP" ect....What you need to do is match up these wires to create a full circuit.
Same rules would apply for a 1,000 w light.
1,000 watt HPS Ansi code S52
1,000 watt MH Ansi code M47

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Taoist Shredder (Taoistshredder)
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Post Number: 494
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Posted on Friday, May 14, 2004 - 09:01 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could a 1000 watt signal be split to two 400 watt bulbs? If so, how?

Spark - I don't have any idea what that means, but I'm sure my boy does, and I can't tell you how much we appreciate it.
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rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
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Post Number: 2294
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 12:34 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Could a 1000 watt signal be split to two 400 watt bulbs? If so, how?




No.

I would also recommend you purchase a light and ballast combination from a hydro shop or industrial supply house. It's important to get the right match. Don't try to use HPS in place of MH, or the other way around. If you're not an electrician, I can't recommend you try jury rig something together. It could be really embarrassing to have the fire dept have to come out.

"Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me". . .jimi hendrix
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Taoist Shredder (Taoistshredder)
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Post Number: 496
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 12:57 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's for damn sure. We were thinking of buying a ballast from our local hydroponic store, but they told me they only sell their ballasts in kits with the lights and a hydroponic system (which we don't want), and the price is retarded expensive, but it had a HPS/MH switch, which would have been nice.
Really, we just want HPS.
Anyone have a good place to go for a 1000 watt HPS light/ballast system? On-line or the real world - I'm sure I could call them up or something.
Like the new picture Rog - looks like Betty Page but less kinky...
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Al B. Good (Wet_denim)
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Post Number: 37
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 03:23 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hear ebay sells that kind of stuff.
...they danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life...
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Taoist Shredder (Taoistshredder)
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Post Number: 497
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 01:58 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, they do, I saw a 1000 watt kit for 70, but it was biddable, and had five days left just to bid. Anyone actually have a good SUPPLIER?
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rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 03:12 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wwgrainger.com
"Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me". . .jimi hendrix
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Spark (Spark)
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Post Number: 35
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2004 - 07:53 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

www.1000bulbs.com
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 02:02 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Anyone have a good place to go for a 1000 watt HPS light/ballast system? On-line or the real world - I'm sure I could call them up or something.



look in your local yellow pages for electrical supply houses, for contractors.
i get bulbs, ballasts and fixtures at a fraction of the cost at a hydro store.

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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 02:03 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Taoist Shredder (Taoistshredder)
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Post Number: 504
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Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 04:36 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder if there are guys from the DEA who come here instead of the beastiality sites...this place is like a fountain of information...
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