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Offlineandyman1111996
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2 way splitters
    #628347 - 06/18/12 07:40 PM (5 years, 1 month ago)

can you attach 3 2 way light spliters and have 4 florescents out of one outlet? or would that damage the outlet or whatever?


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628356 - 06/18/12 09:37 PM (5 years, 1 month ago)

i would only use one splitter per outlet, but that's just me.


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: brainsOplenty]
    #628400 - 06/19/12 08:01 AM (5 years, 1 month ago)

if the receptacle is made for 60W max then only use 1 splitter (most CFLs are 23w). However, if your receptacle is designed for 100W max... 23w*4=...92W so it should be fine. Just be careful you don't want to overload any wiring or receptacles. If you are unsure of the receptacles' power rating read it. That info is always stamped\printed somewhere.


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: viper33802]
    #628582 - 06/20/12 01:12 PM (5 years, 1 month ago)

the outlet is attached to a grow box with 3 40watt tube florescents which is attached to a surge protector. do you think you could figure out its rating?


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628583 - 06/20/12 01:30 PM (5 years, 1 month ago)

I think u worry too much. Or I do too little.. Got 8 23watt cfls, all connected to one surge.protector. Oh and a fan is plugged in there too.


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628935 - 06/22/12 12:11 PM (5 years, 29 days ago)

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andyman1111996 said:
the outlet is attached to a grow box with 3 40watt tube florescents which is attached to a surge protector. do you think you could figure out its rating?




Add up all the wattages of what's plugged into the surge protector, and you'll be able to tell if you're overloading it. You want to try and pull no more than 80% of the max wattage of what your surge protector is rated for, because when your equipment starts up, it will pull a bit more power than usual, and you want there to be a bit of leeway so you're not popping your breakers every day...

Oh, and expecting someone who's never seen your surge protector to tell you how much electricity it can handle is kinda dumb... its not like he can tell how many watts it's rated for! :lol: Look on the bottom, or on the packaging for that information.


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628941 - 06/22/12 12:49 PM (5 years, 29 days ago)

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the outlet is attached to a grow box with 3 40watt tube florescents which is attached to a surge protector. do you think you could figure out its rating?




I would be willing to bet your surge suppressor is designed for at least 5-10 Amps. Keep in mind all 6-way splitters are NOT surge suppressors. Meaning a 6-way splitter is not fused or breakered. Almost all bedrooms are wired with a 15Amp breaker, so as Tank said dont go over about 13Amps to allow for power surges.

So, lets break it down:
(assuming only 5A surge suppressor - which is TINY) we have (5*120) 600W to work with on that device
You are pulling 3 40w Florescent bulbs (3*40) is 120W
600W-120W=480W - left for other devices on this surge suppressor

again, your suppressor is probably rated higher than 5A I am just calculating on the low end. But keep in mind, I have no idea how much power your "grow box" is designed to handle either


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: Tank333]
    #628965 - 06/22/12 02:52 PM (5 years, 29 days ago)

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andyman1111996 said:
the outlet is attached to a grow box with 3 40watt tube florescents which is attached to a surge protector. do you think you could figure out its rating?




Add up all the wattages of what's plugged into the surge protector, and you'll be able to tell if you're overloading it. You want to try and pull no more than 80% of the max wattage of what your surge protector is rated for, because when your equipment starts up, it will pull a bit more power than usual, and you want there to be a bit of leeway so you're not popping your breakers every day...

Oh, and expecting someone who's never seen your surge protector to tell you how much electricity it can handle is kinda dumb... its not like he can tell how many watts it's rated for! :lol: Look on the bottom, or on the packaging for that information.




You want to look at the Amps you're pulling not watts.


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #629103 - 06/23/12 02:23 PM (5 years, 28 days ago)

:facepalm: you're right... lol. My bad.


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Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #629135 - 06/23/12 09:47 PM (5 years, 27 days ago)

thanks guys i think i was a little too worried. ive got alot of florescents plugged into one outlet (surge protected), i was mostly wondering if splitting the power to the bulbs twice would do damage but ive found many people who have done this so no worries.


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