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#1 Joey



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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

As above guys

Ive been switching my halides on and off by hand and i think its about time i got a contactor timer.
Where is the best place to get one from (twim 250w halide)

Will this be ok???


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#2 john h

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

all im useing is a pin type emersion tank timer that i had left from my old heating system the one that can give different on and off times depending where you insert the silver pins in either the inner or outer ring , seems to work fine and a lot cheaper than £30.00. just wire it in between a 2way extension and the mains supply.
cheers john

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:53 PM

I'm not sure if Tony does them? if not fast light

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:16 AM

All halide lighting should be put on a contactor if you intend to use a timer,most timers are rated well above the needed watts that we use for lighting but when a halide fires and shuts down the amps are a problem to most timers,it is dangerous to run halides without a contactor...To get a contactor go to fastlight,it will be the best 30 to 40 you will spend on your system.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:37 PM

got a spare fast light one 20 if you want it

#6 Joey



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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:56 PM

Oh cool cheers Dave, will get the bank to let me know tomorrow then youll have a PM lol

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:31 AM

have you used that, how's that, Joey
finding some one

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