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Club 315w lec

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by bob223, Mar 31, 2016.

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    a senile fungus

    a senile fungus Well-Known Member

    I think we know the same people, or at least run in close circles ;-)
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    I haven't been around long so I'm not sure what circle I am running in.
     
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    ilovetoskiatalta

    ilovetoskiatalta Well-Known Member

    Can anyone shed light on the 315lec being set up as 220v?

    I have 110 now and would like to hard wire new 220v ones on a dedicated breaker board.

    Right now I run the phantom from hydrofarm. It does not appear to have a switch.

    Thanks
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    If you mean 120/240v , my CMH 315 ballast does both
    http://growershouse.com/prism-lighting-science-315w-ceramic-mh-ballast-120-240v
     
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    Javadog

    Javadog Well-Known Member

    I bought my LEC without specifying the voltage....stupid...well, I had to buy
    a converter but it is working fine.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    110/220V? Are you sure you don't have 120/240V?

    In any case the driver automatically detects voltage and acts accordingly.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    The Galaxy LEC ballast has an optional power cord available and runs on both voltages.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Careful. The original Phillips ballast loaded units are 220 only. They use a built in step down transformer for 110. That's why they cost more than the commercial units.

    Just FYI
     
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    ilovetoskiatalta

    ilovetoskiatalta Well-Known Member

    Thanks all yes 120v versus 240v

    Am I under the wrong impression that using a 240 will reduce operating cost ?

    I would have my friend who is an electrician do this but I want to buy the correct ballast
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Most of these ballasts prefer 240V. My Philips won't run on 120V at all. The square wave needs plenty of headroom to work properly- think high end amps for audio.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    No the electricity costs the same but it reduces the load on the circuit. You can run about double the amps on the same breaker.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    The Phillips ballast is made to be run on 220 but "prefer" has nothing to do with it.

    and my high end audio systems always worked fine plugged into the 110 living room outlet with the plug that came with it.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Prefer = cooler operation, more efficient, more light, longer life.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Right. None of that applies to the voltage in this case.
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    You really are trying to say you can run double the ballasts on the same circuit. The circuits amp rating doesn't change.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Yes. Thank you.
     
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    DemonTrich

    DemonTrich Well-Known Member

    315w @110v is 2.8a
    315w @220v is 1.6a (iirc)
    This is on prism ballasts
     
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    ilovetoskiatalta

    ilovetoskiatalta Well-Known Member

    Yes thank you now I understand
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Here are the next 2 plants finishing under the LEC. The light is really bringing out the colors.

    In front Citral Pow 33 in rear Pow 33

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    Pow 33 image.jpeg
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    Citral Pow 33 image.jpeg
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    DemonTrich

    DemonTrich Well-Known Member

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