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Paul Batchelor

Light Keeps Killing Timers

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I think many growers have gone through the initial stage of thinking its OK to not use a contactor. Given the fact its a safety issue, why take a chance?

 

Its not as if contactors are that expensive and its worth it just to have peace of mind. I have had mine for a long time, don't even think the company is still around, but the contactor sure is.

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9 minutes ago, MyDisplayName2000 said:

 Given the fact its a safety issue, why take a chance?

 

 

Its not a safety issue, its an inconvenience issue. A timer with welded contacts should not pose any safety risk at all

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It really is a safety issue they don't always weld shut they often start to oxidise and then thermal runaway occurs. 

Then your house catches fire!

It's the inductive load that's the issue. 

Just think about it we don't sell contactors, why would we make this stuff up? 

A decent cheap timer suitable for upto 2 600w hps lights as it has a small contactor built in, is the black orchid available from £10 on ebay. Cheap and safe. 

Edited by Thedoctor6999

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