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Hello all!

I am aware that in the rules this forum is for electrical professionals only, but I think it is quite useful for people seeking aid to post on a forum full of said professionals. In that case please excuse my ignorance.

As the title says I'm am having some troubles with a 600 watt ballast, well two of them in this case. I am running a 600 watt HPS bulb and it will start to warm up after about a minute, it will shut off, then do this charade of cycling on and off. I know you may scream to change the bulb, I have tried that to no avail. I brought the bulb into a store and I hooked it up to their socket and ballast with no issues at all. Then you may say its the ballast, something is shot. Well to my dismay I bought a new ballast and I got it today and same issue is happening. I have another socket/hood (bulb socket?) as well and tried that and it doesn't work. I have tried plugging the ballast into different circuits in my house with no luck either. I am lost. This has only started to happen recently so I know my house can handle it. What should I do?

Thank you in advance I appreciate any help
 

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Sorry for the double post. Just wanted to note wasn't sure where to post this in the threads. Hope this doesn't aggravate people.
 

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"Gardening" eh? ;-)

You have the wrong lamp. The ANSI number on the bulb and ballast have to match.
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I emailed the company who produces the ballast for the ANSI number and the bulb matches (I think, let me look again). This bulb worked for almost 6 months before this issue
 

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from the website of the company that makes em (there a lot cheaper else where)

This is from the front page.:laughing:


gives you the light you need in your specific growing situation
 

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Smack yourself in the head for spending $250.00 on that thing.. :no::no:

You should of got the ballast kit I posted a link for...
140 on amazon and I'm thinking I'll be sending it back since troubles are still plaguing me. I'll stick to what I'm good at and pay you guys to do what your good at I have no problems with that. ;)

Any ideas on what I should do?
 

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I am aware that in the rules this forum is for electrical professionals only, but I think it is quite useful for people seeking aid to post on a forum full of said professionals. In that case please excuse my ignorance.
Of course it's useful. You are taking advantage of free troubleshooting.
 

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