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DIY with Quantum Boards

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by robincnn, Nov 19, 2016.

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    GuerrillaZar

    GuerrillaZar Active Member

    One driver two leads HLG 600h 54B
     
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    Aj struhar

    Aj struhar Member

    Awsom thanks for putting up with all my question! :)
     
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    welight

    welight Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    no problem happy to help
    Cheers
    Mark
     
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    619kt619

    619kt619 Member

    With that driver you are supposed to wire in parallel I don't believe you can have two parallel strings like how you have it wired now. None of the boards should be wired together. Each board should get a lead from the positive and negative of the driver. You need 8 pieces of wire, two leads for each board one negative and the other positive.
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    That is correct wiring. Each set of boards should be in a separate lead from driver.
     
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    Dave455

    Dave455 Member

    Any updates on enhanced spectrum QB shown on website with projected July availability ?

    What boards and color temps will be available ?
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

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    Diskokobaja

    Diskokobaja Well-Known Member

    How much heat do the QB generate?
     
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    astonehead

    astonehead Member

    If a 120-1400 pulls 180 at the wall but also my 185-1400 pulls 185 from the wall. Which would be best to run 4 boards surrounded by cobs? I have both drivers so may be able to swap around if one is better than the other?
     
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    GuerrillaZar

    GuerrillaZar Active Member

    Thank you! I'll post my review soon! I turned it on in the middle of my living room and it lite up my whole apartment! This thing is super bright!
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Quantum Qlub!!
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    185 is a bit more efficient and will run cooler as you won't be utilizing the entire driver (longer life from cooler operation) not that it matters meanwells are solid.
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    All lighting generates the same heat per watt. Is how much light can I get for what wattage that matters. More efficient lights such as QBs are from 2.3-3.0 umol/j will require less wattage to achieve the desired light level..... Thus less heat....
     
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    astonehead

    astonehead Member

    @Stephenj37826 would it be worth running 4 boards at 42w each on the 185 do you think? Would it be worth it if running between 9 cxb 3590s at 30w each? Or just run 2 at a higher wattage for when I crank up the cxbs?
    I have all this light but can't decide how best to utilise it so I don't waste it

    Thanks for the reply I have no doubt with meanwells I won't use others
     
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    I run 2 boards with a 185, does very well at 12inches above canopy in a 3x3.
     
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    astonehead

    astonehead Member

    That's what I do now with my cobs around it but have 2 doing nothing so thinking I could add them for more efficency
     
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    Madmungo

    Madmungo Well-Known Member

    Buy another tent instead
     
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    astonehead

    astonehead Member

    Would love to but only allowed the one and don't really have anymore spare space outside of my 4x4 tent :roll:
     
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    Stephenj37826

    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    I'm guessing 2 qbs will be fine. The added efficiency isn't that great vs cost imho. Butttt if you are running your come that duct it may be the 2.0+ gpw people are hoping for lol.
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    Next crops:

    Rif Mountain landrace and Mephisto's Alien vs Triangle

    All seedling Rif mountain and A vs T pic1 -7-18-2017.jpg
     

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