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1000 Watt Ballast HELP WIRING


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Hey GC,
so i have recently inherited an 1000 watt mh lighting system. The only problem is that i have no clue how to wire the darn thing.

There are four wires that come out of the ballast. One reads LAMP, the other reads 120V and the last two read COM. I have both the lamp and the power cable that need to be wired together to the ballast.

Thanks
(also, i have a timer, although i do not need to use it, unless it is mandatory to use with the ballast)

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here this should help you http://forum.grassci...tml#post6472531

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Thanks, although right after i posted I went to look at it and i got it to work.

I used electrical tape for securing wires together> should i use plastic caps instead?
thanks

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plastic caps are always preferable

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i attached the two ground wires from the lamp fixture and wall plug together. Is that safe/ how u do it?

also, am i able to use MH bulb for full cycles?

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so i attach the ground to the ballast itself. OK

Thanks for the help


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