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#1 Michael K Bergstrom

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:58 PM

So, built this unit and was wondering if it can power a 200W Jokerbug. I have a 12v deep cycle gel battery that has 77 minutes at a 25amp draw. I wired a 375 watt DC/AC inverter to the battery, (with a 30amp fuse). I powered a 250 watt lowell prolight off it last night for 1 hour. Just wondering if this would drive a 200W joker on an electronic ballast for at least 20 minutes? Any thoughts?

Edited by Michael K Bergstrom, 03 December 2008 - 07:59 PM.

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

Sounds reasonable to me. Being an electronic ballast, I don't think you can really harm it by trying. Worst case it just doesn't work.
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#3 Michael K Bergstrom

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:06 PM

Worst case it just doesn't work.


What would I do without you, Mr. Keth?
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#4 Jane Lee

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:46 PM

I thought this was a Batman thread. LOL
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#5 Ralph Keyser

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:47 PM

You should get 20 minutes out of that without much trouble.
If I recall correctly, the 200 Jokers will take DC power directly (saving the inverter), but they need 30v at 14.5 amps.
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