Experienced Electrician! Here to Answer Any and All Growroom Electrical Questions

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by bricktown73, Apr 7, 2009.

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    619kt619

    619kt619 Well-Known Member

    Wow, that got off topic quickly, love the progression though. However by 'going solar' do you mean your whole home? a system on a home is based on kW. I am sure you could design a system that could be used just to power a "garage" or specific appliances' and what not.

    Honestly 750 watts is not that much power. But you could definitely offset the power from your setup with a whole home system and if you got a battery with the panels then you would be set.
     
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

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    Mr.Gee

    Mr.Gee New Member

    I have a qu
    Don’t mean to jump in on your post but I have a question pertaining to solar power if you don’t mind. What would I need to run 10,000 watts of LED on a separate solar panel system? Thanks in advance!
     
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    619kt619

    619kt619 Well-Known Member

    So a 10 kW system can produce around 1,000 watts alternating current a month or 10,000 watts of direct current. I don't claim to have all the answers you are looking for since I don't really work in this particular field. I am sure you there are some resources and consultants (who are cannabis friendly) you can talk to about setting something up or get better information from
     
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    Mr.Gee

    Mr.Gee New Member

    Cool thanks I appreciate you taking the time to reply.
     
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    OzCocoLoco

    OzCocoLoco Well-Known Member

    What calcs did you use to work that out ? Think you need to re check them
     
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    OzCocoLoco

    OzCocoLoco Well-Known Member

    A 10 Kw system will in theory be able to produce around 40 Amps at 240 (80 A at 120 v) when working at 100 % efficiency but in reality is probably more like 25 % of max output in most situations
     
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    mr sunshine

    mr sunshine Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know how to turn a battery operated dildo into a plug in? I'm tired of having to keep buying so many batteries.
     
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    rkymtnman

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    i took the 2 cycle engine off my weed whacker to make an ass whacker. a bit smoky but really puts out the RPM's.
     
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    Commycharb

    Commycharb Active Member

    I would ask you to help me steal power but based on your first answer you dont know shit.

    Black to black and white(RED) to white(RED) is parallel for more than one bulb socket.
    parallel.png
     
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    Commycharb

    Commycharb Active Member

    series would look like this

    parallel.png
    you should definitely know theses basics. I wonder how many houses you have burned to the ground with your intellectual deficiencies.
     
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    Commycharb

    Commycharb Active Member

    grade 10 physics man. parallel the electricity flows through the lights simultaneously. Series the power flows through the lights sequentially.
     
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    Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Member

    I am in an older house and the circuit that controls the garage power is shared with the kitchen laundry room.
    Recently, I keep getting the circuit tripped and I can't find a faulty appliance on the circuit. We don't run all of the appliances together and the load has been stable for a few years until recently.
    I tried adding another light in the garage recently, but that also worked fine until just a couple of days ago and now the circuit seems to trip several times a day, but not in any predictable way.
    The electrician couldn't find a fault and said that it might be the wiring or junction boxes in the walls or under the floors rather than a specific appliance.
    The electrician noted that the fuses are rated fairly high (32amps) and more than what the wiring needs, so could we be slowly damaging the wires by running about 1000w extra for the lights and fans in the tent?
    It's only a 600w hps and a 5 inch fan extractor and 3 oscillating small fans running for 12 hours and then just a small oil radiator and fans running when the lights are off. The setup has been stable for years.
    I can't figure out where the problem might be and have been trying all sorts of combinations to see if any pattern developed.
    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    OzCocoLoco

    OzCocoLoco Well-Known Member

    Did the electrician do an insulation test on the wiring ? A 32 amp circuit would have to be run in a minimum of 6mm cable think the imperial conversion would be 7/044 which I’ve never seen run for a regular power circuit. Intermittent faults are the worst type to try and find and repair. If you have any old iron core ballasts or old fluro’s I’d be taking a good look at them sometimes as the ballast heats up it will short out but will run fine when cool.
     
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    Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Member

    Thanks. I will try swapping out the ballast, but the circuit still has tripped when the ballasts or lights are not being used.
    All I have is a ballast, a 600 w hps, an extractor fan and a couple of oscillating fans, but it has still tripped when none of these were on.
     
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    OzCocoLoco

    OzCocoLoco Well-Known Member

    You haven’t got earth leakage breakers ( E.L.C.B’s) or R.C.D’s have you ?
     
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    Bookush34

    Bookush34 Active Member

    Here’s one.

    Can you take a 240v outlet.
    Separate the two 120v lines.

    Wire one line into a 120v 15a outlet
    Wire the other into another 15a outlet.

    And share the return line?
     
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    Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Member

    I think that there are one or two of those in the system but they haven't tripped out when the circuit has blown.
     
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    Surfer Joe

    Surfer Joe Member

    Thanks, but I have no idea what you are talking about or how to go about it. I don't know enough about electrics to get into something like that.
    At the moment, I have decided to run a heavy duty extension from another circuit in the house out to the garage and plug the tent stuff into that. It's just a 600w hps and some oscillating fans and an extractor fan on the filter, and when the lights are out there is a small oil radiator that goes on to keep the dark tent warm.
    It's not really much power drain, I think, and it has worked fine for a few years, but the house is old and the wiring hasn't been inspected in over 15 years and we rent, so I can't go rewiring the house on my own.
     
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    OzCocoLoco

    OzCocoLoco Well-Known Member

    Nope
     

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