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mattseattle

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I saw an article about using the Workhorse 7 ballast to fire up VHO's and T-5's. Has anyone used one of these?

I'm trying to add some supplemental lighting to my canopy and I think this would be a cheap way (over an icecap 660) to go about this.

I noticed the ballasts sell online for about 39.00. does anyone locally carry these? would Home Depot or Lowe's have them in stock?

thoughts?
 

esmith

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I don't know about using those ballasts for VHO, but I do use them for my PC's, and I can tell you that you won't find them at Lowes or Home Depot...I tried.

Best place I found was to order them online, although you may be able to get them localy from a electrical supply company, or maybe Grainger.

HTH,

Eliyah
 

mattseattle

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This is what the specs say it can fire up:

Lamp Type Lamp Quantity
34.5" 39W T5 HO 4
46.5" 54W T5 HO 4
58.5" 80W T5 HO 2
24" 75W VHO 2
36" 110W VHO 2
46.5" 110W VHO 2
48" 110W VHO 2
60" 140W VHO 1
72" 160W VHO 1
28W PC 4
36W PC 4
55W PC 3
65W PC 3
96W PC 2
 
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