Powerplant 600w Controllable Ballast
- Controllable ballast via external controller connected by a lead
- Supplied as a stand-alone ballast with a flying IEC lead, enabling you to add any reflector fitted with a universal IEC socket
- 1-year warranty
Feature and Benefit
Controllable ballast via controller with lead, growers control your ballasts via the controller, meaning you can potentially control multiple ballasts with just one controller.
Controllable ballast via controller with lead
Boost (115%) Setting allows you to get 15% more out of your lamp and provide your plants with more light.
Dimming Settings (300W (50%) & 450W (75%)) allows growers to control temperature, as less heat will be produced at lower settings. This is also required to allow the Sunrise/Sunset features of controllers.
Supplied as a stand-alone ballast with a flying IEC lead, enabling you to add any reflector fitted with a universal IEC socket. Ability to choose the reflector that you want, no need for brand specific models.
Timed Ignition Circuit to help protect the unit from overload when lamps fail.
For use with 600W HID Lamps only
Science Behind the Product
A ballast is the electrical device which is necessary to run and light a HID lamp safely. The ballast regulates the current to the lamps and provides sufficient voltage to start the lamps. Without a ballast to limit its current, a lamp connected directly to a high voltage power source would rapidly and uncontrollably increase its current draw - within moments the lamp would overheat and burn out. During lamp starting, the ballast must briefly supply high voltage to establish an arc between the two lamp electrodes. Once the arc is established, the ballast quickly reduces the voltage and regulates the electric current to produce a steady light output.