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OfflineNewbusMaximus
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Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing
    #665035 - 04/05/13 06:26 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Hey guys, i ordered a new digital greenhouse (htg) 1000w ballast setup with the bulb reflector,  everything. get my package open it test and the fucking thing wont fire. it powers the bulb for a split second than fades  to that violet and dies. this happens about every 15 seconds the ballast is plugged  but never fires the bulb. the 800 number is closed for the weekend so i come before you all with the question, "what the fuck, man?" any advice is pershiated.


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665038 - 04/05/13 06:45 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

No one here is going to be able to fix it man.  Sounds like you got a busted ballast.


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #665051 - 04/05/13 08:36 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

but it does sound like a ballast problem? not the bulb?


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665053 - 04/05/13 08:53 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

A bad bulb can also do that. When I got a case of the flickers like you just described it was the bulb. If you can't get another bulb to test with or don't have a store near buy that will let you test your ballast (most hydro stores will esp if you lead them to believe you're going to buy the replacement from them) replace them both and save time. (Both should be under warranty)


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665056 - 04/05/13 09:18 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

i know its probly a bad idea, but, to test it could i hook up a 400 watt bulb and set the ballast to 600w? 400s are all i have handy.


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665057 - 04/05/13 09:27 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Does not sound like a good idea.


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665060 - 04/05/13 09:45 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

dually noted. i appreciate yalls responses. one more question. off topic, is pretty safe posting on here? i mean even if im not doin anything could i attract negative attention?


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665063 - 04/05/13 10:26 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

well this is the internet there is always a risk


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: Mrshroom]
    #665068 - 04/05/13 11:14 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

I wouldn't worry about posting.


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665092 - 04/06/13 02:33 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Make sure to check if you have it set to 120v or 240v... if it is not firing that means that it is prolly set to 240 and you are on a 120v circuit.. if it was the other way around.. then your ballast would have blown.. so be very careful.. set it to 120v and turn it on again..

ALSO make sure that there are at least 9 amps available for when you first turn it on.. since a 1000 watt needs 15 amps to fire then goes down to nine.. i think that a 400 - 600 will need about 9..


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: Shexy8]
    #665106 - 04/06/13 08:46 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

it doesnt look like it has a 120/240v switch. the website made it  seem like it automatically sensed  120/240v. im gonna test it with a new bulb but i think its just gonna be a bunk ballast. Fuck a duck man... has anyone had to go through the exchange process with HTG? relatively painless or is it like pulling teeth?


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #665123 - 04/06/13 02:07 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

HTG will make it as painless as possible man.
Call them before shipping, then call them with the tracking number and they will ship same day.

I've had to return my ballast twice now.  They are easy to get along with.

As for the 120/240 thing you only have to change the cord.  There are no switches to worry about.


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: Stoneth]
    #665231 - 04/07/13 10:29 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

oh yeah.. doi.. i have a 400w digital ballast that has the cord switch and a 1000w that has a switch.. so it was a possibility.. but the newer models are cord switch only.. hope you have a good experience getting a new ballast..


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: Shexy8]
    #665267 - 04/07/13 07:04 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

thanks man, Me too. i knew it was a possibility but surely it wont happen twice...


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Re: Digital Greenhouse Ballast not firing [Re: Stoneth]
    #665933 - 04/13/13 01:38 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

JustAnotherAsshole said:

I've had to return my ballast twice now.  T





There's something to be said for buying quality products the first time around:)


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