Light Keeps Killing Timers Got to Flower Soon HELP!!
Posted 17 February 2006 - 12:47 PM
get a contactor £40 ish just think of the money you will save on timers and on the safety front get a smoke alarm near your grow i think everyone should do this anyway
This post has been edited by Peppi: 17 February 2006 - 12:49 PM
Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:38 PM
#20 _Lazlo Woodbine_
Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:44 PM
But yeah that will do the job mate , hope that helps
I do the same - 1 400w ..... and a few bits and pieces .....
2 timers both fine - had them 4 years now...
However ...as and when I go past 400w ..... a contractor will be used....
This post has been edited by Lazlo Woodbine: 17 February 2006 - 01:46 PM
Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:07 PM
Sorry to be so sharp, but a person who grows without one, especially using HID lamps risks at the very least, a frozen timer & at the worst... a fire which could take you, your family & your neighbours house up in flames!
I believe you shouldn't be able to even BUY an HID lamp without the question 'have you got a contactor relay' being asked
sorry to bang on about this, but it really is poor form when you try & save a few quid by not buying one & then moan when you have bought a few packs of timers & probably spent more on replacements than the price of the ruddy contactor
Let's put it another way...
As growers of our precious herb in our own homes, I say we have a responsibility to others around us by taking as many precautions as we can. We may be breaking a stupid prohibition law, but FFS people neglegence shouldn't come into it!!
Edited to add:
Could this be pinned?
It's a common enough question that NEEDS addressing by ALL growers
Posted 20 February 2006 - 05:14 AM
Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:41 AM
You will get 2 timers from Argoos for 10 - 15 squidm best deal in town
Posted 01 March 2006 - 04:57 PM
there is a thread that tells you how to make one
with the part codes from maplins and everything ..how to wire etc
The ultimate answer to the ultimate question
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:37 AM
Definately just a matter of time untill your timer goes wrong possibly burning down the house and killing you. You certainly need to run any high voltage equipment through a relay switch so the timer operates that and the high voltage runs through it and not the timer itself. For me its well worth the fifty quid or so for the proper thing. I killed many timers before I found out about the relays, luckily never killed myself.
Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:39 AM
Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:45 AM