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Old 02-26-2005, 12:57 AM   #1
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can i put a 95 watt PC into a 55w ballast?

I have the 18/55 watt ballast, can i run a 36" 95watt actinic PC in there?

I have the straight 4 pin kind.

What will happen, anyone tried this b4?
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If it lights up at all, and I doubt that it would, it would be very dim. You can buy a 4x32 or 2x59w Sylvania Quicktronic ballast at Lowes that will do a very nice job of lighting the 96w PC. I think they're about $27.00. I just built a 4x65w PC fixture using two of the 4x32w ballasts and it works very well.
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hmm thanks for that advice! i think i will try, so which ballasts do i need to buy to power 2 96watts?
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Either two of the ones I mentioned above or a Fulham Workhorse 7.
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