I hope im in the right forum. I recently got a deal on 3 1k hps Ballasts (3 for $150), and i started ordering what i could afford in CoolTube relector/setups, which i prefer for the time being.
The normal; length is around 19 inches, and i always thought all the sockets were the same; so even tho the ebay ad said for 400 watt, i figure it can run my 1k ballast. However, it just showed up and he cooltube is only 9.5 inches long! (and also 5in, which means another step)
The coolTube is much smaller than i had anticipated, as admittedly i neglected to read the dimensions on ebay. I didnt know they made them small.
I had read that all teh socketsd are the same, so i shud b able to run a 1000 watt hps thru it. I have the ballast and am waiting on the bulb, but i am concerned with the size of your unit, and am unsure as to whether i shud send it back to them
Does anybody have experience with these sockets as differing in their ability to handle the bulb? Or in these small cooltubes?