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Lumatek 600 have old sockets and they work for everything but myballast. The ballast works for the most part but will go out from time to time on its own. It is a hydrofarm 600w bllast lumatek 600

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    Mark Willison May 11, 2010

    is it the ballasts you are asking about or the sockets? i'm not really clear on the sockets part...



    the ballast just shuts off on it's own? how old is it?

  • Mark Willison
    Mark Willison May 11, 2010

    is it the ballasts you are asking about or the sockets? i'm not really clear on the sockets part...

    the ballast just shuts off on it's own? how old is it?

  • Mark Willison
    Mark Willison May 11, 2010

    how many sockets do you have that won't work for you?

    when you say they work for everything but your ballast, what do you mean? have you tried to test them with a meter?

    if you wire up the socket directly to a 120V 3-Prong plug, you can test whether or not the socket is conducting electricity by touching one prong of your meter to the bottom contact inside the socket and the other prong of your meter to the inner shell of the socket. if you get voltage, the socket should be good to go.

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Off hand it sounds like a loose connection. Do you know if you have aluminum wiring? This can be dangerous heating and contracting causing a spark when it comes loose.
It could be that the ballast doesn't have enough air flow around it. Gets hot and shuts down.
Do you have another ballast you can swap it out see if same thing happens?

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