Maxi bright compact digi ballast
Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:29 AM
20 hours on the ballast is feking boiling hot, you couldnt lift it with
your bare hands is this right ?
Reason i ask is whole point in buying it was it supposed to run cooler if i knew it
was going to be as hot as the sun i would have just got a mag ballast
and saved me a few quid aswell
Cheer for any help
Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:05 AM
I run the 600w version (had it just over year) and I don't know if you could lift it when its heated up but you can touch it without getting burned although it is fairly warm.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:36 AM
i was thinking the same aswell about it not being a digi ballast but ive been out of the game now for over
10 years and this is the first digi light ive owned, it runs silent tho not sure what the new mag ballasts are like but the old ones i used never ran silent.
Thanks for looking in and the help il be back with a pic soon.
googled a pic looks alot like this one but mines is more grey looking and has a diffrent sticker mine has 50hz on it not sure what rest says tho.
This post has been edited by Green4me: 04 April 2012 - 03:43 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:46 AM
That looks a hell of lot like my maxibright compact MAGNETIC ballasts mate. Never seen a digital one. Not using my 250w at the mo but my 400w one gets well hot after 12 hours on. I always thought the digital ballasts would be much cooler.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:03 AM
peace out farmer boy
just had a look they do a compact ballast or a digi ballast but they dont do a compact digi ballast the one in your photo is a compact mag ballast
This post has been edited by farmer boy: 04 April 2012 - 06:07 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:42 AM
I have read elsewhere that the 250wt Maxi compact has big heat issues tho, so imho im betting thats what ballast youve got mate
Try search for info on the compacts bud youll see what i mean
This post has been edited by Evilscotsman: 04 April 2012 - 07:47 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:22 PM
i waited days for this payed extra for next day postage it didnt come, knew i should
stick with the shop i used before but price was hard to pass up when skint
Soon as i opened box i knew there was something not right but it ran silent so i thought it might
well be digi.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:37 PM
Hope ya get it sorted if not phone consumer direct (part of trading standards) n they can advise or assist.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:10 PM
Hi *****, Could you return the ballast to us so we can replace it with the correct one, Please use returns number ***** and please put your order number on the package. We will refund the postage for you, could you include a copy of the receipt.
Yes its nice they will replace it but im pretty pissed off now i have to send it back then wait on a replacement
while having to use the only light i have here which just aint enough watts and is going to set me back a week, on top of that im skint and having to find postage is something i didnt take into account when ordering.
Long and short of it im not happy
Cheers DJ same reason i dont use fleebay aswell but this was from a hydro shop cant see how they could get it so wrong and feel like they just trying it on to be honest.
Thanks again everyone for all the help
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