ON/Of Timers on MH light

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  1. 2balive

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    Will I damage the MH balast units if I manage the on/of time with a simple plug timer?

    I am worried that simple taking power off them, or supplying them with power in their on position might damage them?

    Is their another/better way?
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I run my MH's off a digital on/off timer for 2 years.... no problems yet
     
  4. IMarine

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    use the timer no prob
     
  5. HenkHugo

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    Just make sure its a digital one and not the mechanical ones as they get stuck sometimes.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i had a digital one get stuck once.... it melted a was always on. like any timer you need to ensure you always check your equipment regulary.
     
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    hectic! never heard of that happen!
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Still have the unit in the garage i can ship it to you if you like :p i think it got like that from some excess humidity
     
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