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    Ok so I have a 8x4 ft tent, currently running one 1000watt dimmable ballast, I want 2 lights so I thought about getting z2 600watt ballast but price from 1000 watt to 600 is minimal and I mean if I wanted to dim it to 600 I can do that. Right now I have 2 inlines running they total like 1.5amp pull total but the ballast is pulling 10amps that puts me at 12 amps out of 15 as far as I’m concerned I don’t want to push that threshold anymore. So I was going to get a 22/240 installed but I need recommendations on grow room timer panels. Other ideas very welcome

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    you mean like a trolmaster? a master controler for lights, fans, ac, de-hu, etc..

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    • Wolfe0420
      Wolfe0420 commented
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      Nailed it that’s what I’m talking about don’t know why I couldn’t spit the name out

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    Originally posted by Wolfe0420 View Post
    Ok so I have a 8x4 ft tent, currently running one 1000watt dimmable ballast, I want 2 lights so I thought about getting z2 600watt ballast but price from 1000 watt to 600 is minimal and I mean if I wanted to dim it to 600 I can do that. Right now I have 2 inlines running they total like 1.5amp pull total but the ballast is pulling 10amps that puts me at 12 amps out of 15 as far as I’m concerned I don’t want to push that threshold anymore. So I was going to get a 22/240 installed but I need recommendations on grow room timer panels. Other ideas very welcome
    Just remember that when you are running continuous loads like your lights, you need to de-rate the circuit to no more than 2/3 of the max rating. a 15A circuit is using 14ga wiring and it will get really hot if you run 15A continuously.
    I converted all of my leds in my main room to run on 240v so it'll half the amperage draw.
    WHAT???
    5x5 grow space
    900w of Vero's and F-strips
    4-17gal totes self-made UC system.

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      #4
      I am fixing to do the same thing after this grow is done. New lights that are coming are wired for 220. I have the trolmaster environmental controller and so far it has worked flawlessly. It operates everything in the grow except my circulation fans, even the RDWC system. If you go that route, make sure your lights have a low voltage input that is compatible with their adapters.

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      • Rwise
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        Keep in mind here in OK that 220 measures out at 250!

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      When I run wire, I run over sized as it will carry the load with less loss over the run, if it calls for 12 Gauge I run 10 Gauge. Just cant go wrong with larger wire.

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        #6
        I have a habit of overdoing stuff. Big fat wires give me peace of mind. Got plenty of 6,10 awg leftovers from my machine shop I shut down. I get 115 out of each leg single phase here at the house.
        Last edited by Smoklahoma; 02-03-2021, 11:43 AM.

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