Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

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Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

Postby MetalHalideHater » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:39 pm

Would I be able to connect a 35w SOX ballast in parallel to this (the Parmar)to boost the current up to run my 250w Powerstar HQI-E/D. Furthermore, could the reason my SON deluxe isn't as white as you describe because I'm underrruning it on th Parmar.
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Re: Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

Postby sailormoon01uk » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:10 pm

Unfotunately Nope as the SOX Ballast is different than the MH/MBF Ballast, also the Lamp voltages are different example the 250w HPMV/MH runs at 130 volts whilst the 35w SOX runs at only 70 volts thus the Impedance would be out completely, the best solution is a 250w SON Ballast, or use a 100 and 150w SON Ballast in Parallel as the Lamp voltage is 100 volts for all three ratings.

If you are looking for a 250w SON Ballast there a few on E-bay for £20 plus £6 Postage see HERE

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Re: Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

Postby FrontSideBus » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:50 pm

I got my recently acquired 250w ballast from the link listed in the above post. It is a BSN 250 L34.
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Re: Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

Postby Kev » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:26 pm

Yes that is a GOOD ballast. Philips INDUSTRIAL range. Fully water proof and covered coil these really take the abuse! :woohoo

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Re: Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

Postby FrontSideBus » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:53 pm

Yes, I noticed how the whole thing had been potted in a nice hard plastic. F'kin heavy too!
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Re: Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

Postby Danny » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:11 pm

Would I be able to Power a 50W Mercury Lamp from a 55W SOX Ballast??

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Re: Parmar 250 2.15A MH/HPMV

Postby MetalHalideHater » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:09 pm

Thanks Colin for that information. I have ran a 70w Metal halide lamp on a 70w SON and 35w SOX ballast and it gave off a much warmer light-overrunning it to around 100w I would say. I just didn't want to harm this lamp.


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