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#1 BrokenSpoke

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:01 PM

I have a new 1000 watt HPS ballast I need help installing. Three wires, red wire with black line "LSH" stamped on it. Solid yellow with "COM" stamped on it. Purple with white line" 480 volts" stamped on it.

I need to know which wires are hot , natural, and ground
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Posted 20 March 2015 - 11:16 PM

No other wires but 480 volt? you may have a 480 volt only ballast which is a problem. Most ballasts are multi-tap which can be used for different voltages such as 120, 208, 240, 277. If it is 480 you won't be able to use it with household voltage. Here are some wiring diagrams of various ballasts http://www.ventureli...agrams-Add.html Your ballast should have a tag on it that tells you what volts it can work at and a brand name which came help with figuring out the wiring.


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#3 BrokenSpoke

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:40 AM

There is other wires that have been heat shrinked.120 and 240. What I need to know is which is the hot, natural and ground FAM
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:46 AM

In previsious posts(2 years or more) I did something simalir with 400 watt MH ballest. I converted 120 to 240 bit this new one I just got i s totally different
All the colors of the wires r different
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:18 AM

Hello  Like KD said we need the ballast maker name and the model of the ballast.you get and we can go from there. get that and post it and we will get you right. Peace


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:13 AM

I Have A Few 1000 Watt Multi-Tap Ballasts I'll Open One Up And Post. I Can't Recall At The Moment {Brain Damage & Early In The Morn Too}

 

I've Always Replaced Anything That Would Go Wrong Inside { Usually The Capacitor And/Or  Ignitor} Or To Change Wattage's.Otherwise, It's Min. $35

 

To Fix Any Ballast Here. Feck That ! {My Memory Is Shot  ATM.} My Son Will Have To Bring It To Me From The Basement.He Won't Be Up Until Noon.

 

So I'll Leave You With This Link Below. Check Page 14 On Down... It Might Help You To Understand. I'll Make Double Sure By Opening A Ballast Here

 

And Post. I Should Answer You For Sure Tonight Or In The Early Morn Tomorrow... BW---> http://media.hydropo...ocket_Guide.pdf


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:30 AM

Sorry KD... I Didn't See Your Link Or I Did And I'm Just Out Of It ?

 

Slept 14 Hrs ? And Groggy Now. BW---> Nice One KD And To Everyone Who Has Helped.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

Universal lighting technologies
S1000ml5ac5m-500k
1 magnetic ballast
(1) 1000w s-52 lamp
120/208/240/277/480 vac 60hz
CWA
Universal lighting technologies
S1000ml5ac5m-500k
1 magnetic ballast
(1) 1000w s-52 lamp
120/208/240/277/480 vac 60hz
CWA
OK toke I posted everything it says on the front of the box

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:19 AM

Here is the factory spec sheet with wiring diagram, I assume that you have a ignitor and capacitor to go with it.  http://www.ballastki...1000ML5AC5M.pdf


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:28 AM

Guys I don't have a computer. So if we could do this old school and walk me through the steps please.
All of the links that require downloads I can't cuz of a cheep phone
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:32 AM

No problem, just need to know if your going to run it at 120 volt or 240.....


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

120 kd
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:07 PM

Just Splendid, My Brother's I Think You Have It Covered. Brilliant You All Are And You Jump Right In

 

With Your Very Kind Rescue Of Information. If Needed, I'll Open Up A Ballast {Old Man-Let Me Know}

 

Just Saw Your Last Post: 120 Great... Especially, If You Don't Have A 240 Outlet. Good Luck...You Are In

 

Very Educated Hands. Understand ALL You Are Being Informed Of/About...Remember, Especially 1000

 

Watt Ballasts Store Energy As Well/Be Safe And I Pray It Works Out Perfect ! Still, If You Do May Need My

 

Info Let This Old Man Be On Call BrokenSpoke... Dig Your Nick And Nice To Me You..BW.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:35 PM

Alrighty then, the wires for your input voltage will be black with yellow stripe and the yellow is common/neutral for the entire circuit. You should have two red wires, those are for the capacitor (the wiring diagram is a bit vague on this, if you have only one red wire, the other side of the cap will go to common) Next you have the ignitor wiring, the wires should be red and marked X1, blue marked X2 and white marked X3. There will be a red with black striped wire coming out of the ballast, the red X1 wire will tie into this wire which will go to the black wire on the bulb holder. Next you should have a blue wire (the wiring diagram is vague on the color) coming out of the ballast marked X3 or IGN, this goes to the blue X3 wire on the ignitor. The last wire on the ignitor is the white X2 common wire, all (white or yellow) common/neutral wires in the system are tied together and wire into the white wire on the bulb holder. the green/ground wire from the power plug should be bolted/attached to the iron core of the ballast.

 

At this point you should be ready to put a bulb in the holder and fire it up....


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 02:35 PM

Hello BP... Just So You Have The Exact Company: Universal Lighting Technologies: http://unvlt.com/lit...last-navigator/

 

When You Arrive: Click On {HID} Ballasts.  Check Page 32 And Downward. Schematics And To Match

 

Up The Info You Gave On The Box And Much More There...BW---> P.S. My Son Is Not Up As Yet Sorry-Soon Now.

 

But Sir KD Said It Like Flowing Gospel... He's Dead On And Correct. VERY Nice Post KD.

 

Many Will Be Helped Over The Years To Come... WillP.S. 120/208/240/277/480 vac 60hz...

 

What An Odd Array Of Wattage's ? Well This Might Should Give You Some Info Seeing They Made This Magnetic Ballast.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 02:42 PM

Thanks family. I am at work right now but will wirethe bballast when I get home with ur help of course. GREENPAASION RULES!!!
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 02:45 PM

The 208/277/480 voltages are single legs of three phase and are for heavy commercial wiring. 120/240 are standard single phase home voltages.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:47 PM

gotta laugh kinda like Wizard of Oz with lions, tigers & bears "Oh My" only this version is Ballasts & Bulbs & Plugs "Oh My"!

 

hope ya get it all sorted out!

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 05:17 PM

Hahahaha Poet... They Do Compare Huh. Always Love Your So Colorful Avi.

 

So Nice To See You Posting... You Take Great Care... BW


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:09 PM

Just got home yellow is my natural, black with yellow line is hot.120volt stamped on it. Do I ground the wire on the ballast itself or connect another wire. If so which one?
Found a black wire connected to the ballast and starter. Do I tie in there?
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:23 PM

The Ground(green) wire on your power cord Should be attached to the iron core of the ballast and any exposed metal. All white or yellow wires wires are the low side common(neutral) and should all be connected together. The plain black wire is the 277 volt tap and shouldn't be connected to anything.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:24 PM

Guys.if I get this wrong I probly will start a fire so before I do anything I am going to wait on reaponces
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 06:26 PM

Answer is above....


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:22 PM

May I Suggest An ABC Rated Fire Extinguisher ? It's Rated For Electrical Fires.

 

Handy To Have And ALL Growers Should Have At Least 2-3 Stationed At Key Locations Within Their Homes.

 

Saves Me Opening This Ballast. KD Wouldn't Just Give Out False Info On Something So Dangerous.

 

However, Since You Seem Like You'd Be More Comfortable With More Info. I Am Also A Bit Confused ?

 

You Said It Was New...Did You Buy/Or Get It As A System Or Just The Boxed Ballast ? If So, Why Not

 

Cut To The Chase And Pick Up The Phone And Ring Them Up ? I'll Find Their Number For You:

 

Universal Lighting Technologies’ Technical Engineering Service™ Department at 1-800-BALLAST... BW


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:56 PM

Actually it's hard to catch a ballast on fire.That said, if it starts smoking, unplug it immediately. The greatest hazard is electrocution which you always ground everything.


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