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Workhorse 8 ballast
Workhorse 8 ballast
Workhorse 8 ballast
Item#: WH8

Product Description
Six red leads (36") and one yellow lead (36") plus black (120v), white (neutral) wires (18"). Case ground. 120VAC/1.8A max draw. Size: 19.24" x 1" x 1.75", 34 oz.

uv curing ballast dimensions

This is one of the new generation ballasts, so doesn't have a fixed output, and instead the output depends on what you have connected to it. The benefit of this system is that you can power a great many lamps with this ballast; some which are certified, and some that are not but are common and tested. The amp draw will vary according to what you have connected as well. Some of the possible wiring configurations are:

4 foot lamps, 1" diameter: 4 to 6 F32T8 lamps. Powering 6, comes out to around 32-34w, powering 4 it comes out to around 40w each. Can probably power fewer, but wattage isn't tested in that configuration.

4 foot lamps, 1.5" diameter: 3 to 4 F32T12 lamps. Not fully tested, but seems to be around 40w when powering 4 of these.

6 foot lamps, 1.5" diameter: Several options here, including VHO lite if you power two lamps putting two red wires to each lamp, EHO mode if you power three lamps with two red wires per lamp, HO if you power 3 lamps with one red wire each, standard mode if you power 4 lamps. You can power more than 4 and they will light, but the UV output will be very, very low, so not practical for most applications.

Common usage
Most people use this ballast to power 4 to 6 of the FR32 lamps, like the Curall 385, in order to create a large surface for curing items that are one foot x three foot, single surface, or for items like pool cures, and surrounding the item. It isn't as powerful as the Workhorse 7 if you want to just power 4 of these lamps, but it is a very flexible ballast for doing a great many things, or changing. See the wiring diagrams for basic wiring info, it is a very easy ballast to wire up.
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