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Old 08-08-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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Quick MH ballast question

Is it ok to place these things directly on the wood stand floor?

Or do I need to do something special for heat dissipation?

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Old 08-08-2004, 07:35 PM   #2
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na man it should be fine. IS it electronic or agnetic w/ a cap. If you are worried put a small computer fan on it
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I always put something under the ballasts just so some air can get aound all sides of it including the bottom. Just to be safe.
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Old 08-08-2004, 08:34 PM   #4
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If it is a tar(magnetic) ballast I would stick it on something esp. if it is one carpet. Electric Ballasts are cool to the touch so you won't have a problem.
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Old 08-08-2004, 11:32 PM   #5
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I used stand-offs for my ballasts. I mounted then imside the stand and stood them off about 1-1/2 inches for the air to circulate around them.
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