Does a 315w cmh ballast need a controller?

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I recently took down my old setup which required a controller for my 1000w ballasts. However, now I’ve downgraded and just have a 315w cmh phantom digital ballast. I’m wondering if plugged into the controller, would it fail/break? Or is this something I should just plug into the wall? Thanks for any help on this, I just don’t want any electric problems!
 
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MIMedGrower

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I’ve been looking into it more and I agree my controller will probably just break that ballast. Do I really need another controller or will a surge breaker be fine considering it can hold up to 1800 watts?


Wait. It was late and i tead your comment wrong. You can just use your old hid controller. I was using mine for a 600 watt hps (the one i linked) and now for a 315. I have a dual controller for my 600’s now.
 
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Wait. It was late and i tead your comment wrong. You can just use your old hid controller. I was using mine for a 600 watt hps (the one i linked) and now for a 315. I have a dual controller for my 600’s now.
I got a titans Helos 11, 240v controller. Last time I used two ballast on them and they blew out. So I’m just scared it’ll do the same to the 315w phantom ballast.
 
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I got a titans Helos 11, 240v controller. Last time I used two ballast on them and they blew out. So I’m just scared it’ll do the same to the 315w phantom ballast.


The light controller blew the ballast?
 

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