Lights and Extention cords?!?!?!?!?!!???????

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by GnomegrownMW, May 18, 2010.

  1. Hello, I have a 400 watt with a digital ballast and my cord is too short for what I need. I read in a book that your not supose to connect through a extention cord because you will lose power and your light will dim... I read that most standard light system cords are 14 gauge tho so I was wondering if I get a extention cord with 14 or 8 gauge wire if that would be ok since it would be a quality extention cord and not just some dinky one. Or what are your suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. well a heavy duty one would be better than a small common one...but it is a safty issue...Temp fix at best imo
     
  3. bump please any more inputs?
     
  4. Its cool.. Just make sure you use a heavy gauge extension cord that can handle high amps..

    My Grow - 2 x 150w HPS Closet
     
  5. I'd run a dedicated line from breaker box.
     

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