View Full Version : 400 watt

10-08-2008, 01:26 PM
does anyone know how to make them?

10-08-2008, 01:37 PM
Make what? lol

10-08-2008, 03:13 PM

V Code
10-08-2008, 03:38 PM
you mean a 400W ballast? like for lights. go buy one!

funny how googling ballast and 400W bring you many results on grow ops equipment? you trying to grow drugs?

10-08-2008, 03:42 PM
Probably needs if for his HPS bulb to light his parking lot:pwhistle:

10-08-2008, 04:19 PM
yea that is a coincidence,lol. But back on topicc, has anyone let me know. and i didn't use two L's lol.

10-08-2008, 04:46 PM
Well, it's basically a coil and a device that opens/closes the voltage source feeding this balast to create a high voltage spike.
To make one will be much more expensive then just buying one. On top of that you are not supposed to make your own...

V Code
10-08-2008, 05:52 PM
yes i am aware that you spelt ballast wrong. if you intended a word with only one L then perhaps you can enlighten us as there is no word "balast" in the English language. (according to dictionary and websters online)

again, who would ever need to build one, just buy it from a store.

10-08-2008, 06:12 PM
If you are going to insist in making your own balast, be aware of things like insulation breakdown and drawing sparks across air gaps. You can give yourself a nice blast from the past if you are not careful...

\m/ Rich \m/
10-08-2008, 07:30 PM
probably needs if for his hps bulb to light his parking lot:pwhistle:


Upper Decker
10-08-2008, 07:36 PM
heatbag thread of the year award goes too......

10-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Some days the intelligence level around here just floors me.

\m/ Rich \m/
10-08-2008, 08:32 PM
heatbag thread of the year award goes too......

no kiddin!

10-08-2008, 09:12 PM
be nice Guys lol

10-08-2008, 09:16 PM
no kiddin!
Pssst..... don't worry. It's hidden well in the hardware discussion area! :thumbs_up:

10-09-2008, 02:58 AM
Hey we need more threads in this area, even if it may risk cooking AMDwolfman like my thanksgiving turkey....

10-09-2008, 04:26 PM
Alternatively, you could wire up a step down transformer backwards and create a nice high voltage jolt. It would have a similar effect to a ballast, if all works well...

\m/ Rich \m/
10-10-2008, 02:41 AM
AMD, before you get "started" if you're looking for some "canvas" practice ahead of time, check this out.


google's pretty amazing, LOL!

10-22-2008, 08:30 PM
what you need is some of these bulbs ...


10-22-2008, 10:01 PM
see the reason i can't just go buy them bulbs is they need a balast. Normal 3 prong plug into the wall and it kiks up the watts to run these kinds of bulbs. I need a balast, someone must know how to make one. Place downtown wants 200 bux for a 400 watt bulb.

10-24-2008, 11:00 PM
It kicks up the voltage, not the watts...

10-25-2008, 09:29 PM
o-yea, Thats what I meant.lol.