Home | Community | Message Board


Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Welcome to the Growery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlineandyman1111996
Stranger
Registered: 03/10/12
Posts: 13
Last seen: 3 years, 11 months
2 way splitters
    #628347 - 06/18/12 07:40 PM (4 years, 5 months 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?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblebrainsOplenty
ganja farmer
Male User Gallery


Registered: 05/14/11
Posts: 729
Loc: zion
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628356 - 06/18/12 09:37 PM (4 years, 5 months ago)

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


--------------------
it's written right here.
it's absolutely clear.
the ganja herb is the healing of the nation.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineviper33802


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 142
Last seen: 4 years, 13 days
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: brainsOplenty]
    #628400 - 06/19/12 08:01 AM (4 years, 5 months 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.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineandyman1111996
Stranger
Registered: 03/10/12
Posts: 13
Last seen: 3 years, 11 months
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: viper33802]
    #628582 - 06/20/12 01:12 PM (4 years, 5 months 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?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMaestro
Strange
Registered: 05/03/12
Posts: 737
Loc: Kiev, Ukraine
Last seen: 1 year, 5 months
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628583 - 06/20/12 01:30 PM (4 years, 5 months 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.


--------------------
I am Thread Killer.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTank333
Psychotic Hippie
Male User Gallery


Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 1,241
Loc: Washington
Last seen: 2 years, 6 months
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628935 - 06/22/12 12:11 PM (4 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

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.


--------------------
My best run so far


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineviper33802


Registered: 04/04/12
Posts: 142
Last seen: 4 years, 13 days
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #628941 - 06/22/12 12:49 PM (4 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

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?




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


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleHawksresurrection
 User Gallery


Registered: 12/05/08
Posts: 13,294
Trusted Cultivator
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: Tank333]
    #628965 - 06/22/12 02:52 PM (4 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Tank333 said:
Quote:

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.


--------------------
Dude she isn't as young as she use to be.

-niteowl


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTank333
Psychotic Hippie
Male User Gallery


Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 1,241
Loc: Washington
Last seen: 2 years, 6 months
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #629103 - 06/23/12 02:23 PM (4 years, 5 months ago)

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


--------------------
My best run so far


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineandyman1111996
Stranger
Registered: 03/10/12
Posts: 13
Last seen: 3 years, 11 months
Re: 2 way splitters [Re: andyman1111996]
    #629135 - 06/23/12 09:47 PM (4 years, 5 months 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.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* home-made light andyman1111996 2,383 10 06/19/12 07:54 AM
by viper33802
* what to tell electrician?
( 1 2 3 all )
westcoastdawg 8,727 41 04/13/10 06:19 PM
by agmotes165
* timer woes
( 1 2 all )
just me 3,907 29 08/27/11 09:12 AM
by c99hunter
* Making a better grow room?????
( 1 2 all )
SalviaNshrooms9090 4,088 20 07/04/10 05:06 PM
by SalviaNshrooms9090
* Electricity problem DJ_avocado 4,159 12 07/07/10 09:21 PM
by fungi
* Wiring question
Sp33dfreak
1,481 2 08/27/10 08:02 AM
by Sp33dfreak
* grow room planning and design Shaggy420 1,129 5 11/23/10 06:20 PM
by Shaggy420
* I Need Some Wiring Help Please just me 1,766 6 07/19/11 12:49 AM
by just me

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: FurrowedBrow, Magash, Dr. Siekadellyk, phychotron
1,592 topic views. 1 members, 42 guests and 24 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Sporeworks
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.042 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.