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120v Multi-Volt « on: December 02, 2022, 10:22:30 PM » Author: GE PM
is it possible to connect a 120v ballast to the load side of a Multi-Volt ballast to get 120/208/240/277 volts?
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Re: 120v Multi-Volt « Reply #1 on: December 03, 2022, 12:05:23 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Are you asking about using the ballast as a step up transformer to get access to 208v, 240v, and 277v mains supplies?
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Re: 120v Multi-Volt « Reply #2 on: December 31, 2022, 11:34:07 PM » Author: GE PM
Yes!
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Re: 120v Multi-Volt « Reply #3 on: December 31, 2022, 11:48:55 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Yes, you can certainly use a multi volt HID ballast as a step up transformer since all autotransformer ballasts use an integral step up transformer to provide an adequate secondary voltage to keep the intended lamp running.
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Re: 120v Multi-Volt « Reply #4 on: January 04, 2023, 10:36:45 AM » Author: BT25
Use a 1000W MH ballast...this will give you more VA wiggle room.
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