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when to use a ballast?
Old 04-06-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
 
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when to use a ballast?

Im doing a DIY 81 watt lighting system using 3 quad bulb pc. there 27 watts each and i was just wondering if i need to get some ballasts for them or not? If so would i need to get 3 ballasts or can i just get 1 big one?
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
 
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While I am not an electronics person, I am pretty sure you need a ballast to run flourescents, period. If you don't I wold still want one just to fire the bubls off right instead of waiting for them to heat up.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:14 PM   #3
 
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yeah ive been doing some reading and i definatly need a ballast. now what size?? anyone else around here know anything more?
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