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spence15610
07/16/2006, 11:04 PM
I am going to add 2 more T5 ho 54 watt lights to my 75, I called around locally for the ballast, I talked with the owner of a electrical / lighting supply, he said that he could order me a Workhorse 5, but that the GE Max or Universal brands electronic ballast - 4 x 32 watt T8 were the same thing as a WO 5 and can be wired any way and run any bulb that the WO 5 can, that even though they were labeled for 4 - 32 T8 the insides were the same. Does anyone know if this is true or false ?

Thanks
Chris

The Grim Reefer
07/17/2006, 12:38 AM
What you are looking for is Programmed start and end of life protection. Not sure about those 2 ballast mentioned being the same as a WH5 but if they are then like the Workhore they have neither program start or end of life.

banditfl
07/17/2006, 05:01 AM
Check these out I found on E-bay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=010&item=200006487891&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
and free shipping

The Grim Reefer
07/17/2006, 06:22 AM
Good deal.

banditfl
07/17/2006, 07:38 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7757049#post7757049 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by The Grim Reefer
Good deal.

I thought so. I bought 4 of them to retro my 75g

spence15610
07/18/2006, 04:02 PM
Thanks for the info

Chris