ViaVolt V48 Use and Care Manual

WARRANTY INFORMATION
ViaVolt™ warrants the original purchaser of this product
against defects in material and workmanship under normal
use for 2 years on the ViaVolt™Ballast and 2 years on the
ViaVolt™ T5 Fluorescent System from the date of purchase.
During the warranty period, ViaVolt™ will, at our option,
and without charge, repair or replace this product if the unit
or any of it's components fail or malfunction. VIAVOLT™
AND ITS MANUFACTURER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR USE AND ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS
OR LIABILITIES ON THE PART OF THE SELLER, EXCEPT
WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THIS
WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO THIS PRODUCT OR
ANY PART THEREOF WHICH HAS BEEN USED OTHER
THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER'S
INSTRUCTIONS OF USE, DAMAGED BY ACCIDENT, ABUSE,
MISUSE, MODIFICATION, NEGLIGENCE, ALTERATION OR
MISAPPLICATION. VIAVOLT™ MAKES NO WARRANTY
WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO ACCESSORIES OR
PARTS NOT SUPPLIED BY VIAVOLT™.THIS WARRANTY
SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING
ALASKA, HAWAII AND TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED
STATES AND CANADA.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, VIAVOLT™
AND ITS MANUFACTURER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST OR
ANTICIPATED REVENUES OR PROFITS RELATING TO
THE SAME), ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM RELATING TO
THE PURCHASE OF THIS PRODUCT, WHETHER SUCH
CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY, AND
INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH)
OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE
LIABILITY OF VIAVOLT™ OR ITS MANUFACTURER EXCEED
THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID FOR THE PURCHASE OF
THE PRODUCT OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE. THESE
LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.
SOME STATES AND/OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WARRANTY SERVICE
If the product will not work after you have read the
troubleshooting guide and practiced the troubleshooting
options, you are advised to return the ViaVolt™ light
system to the retailer you purchased it from. The dealer
will be able to examine the light and test its components. If
they are not able to repair the light, they will return it to us
for examination and repair/replacement. Do not attempt to
repair any product on your own, as serious injury or death
may result.
If the retailer is not able to help you and the light is still
under manufacturers warranty, you may contact us for
technical support. In some cases, you will be issued an
RMA# (return merchandise authorization number) to return
the unit for factory repair. Complete the warranty form
below and return the light with all original packaging,
your receipt of purchase, and a valid RMA# to the address
below. Please pack and ship the light in its original
packaging. If it is damaged in shipment we cannot be
responsible and the warranty may be voided.
Once we receive RMA package, it will be repaired or
replaced and shipped back to you. Please note if an
additional warranty was purchased and include the
extended warranty sales receipt with your return.
ViaVolt
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TECHNICAL GUIDE
All American Parts
RETURN FORM
Include the following if returning:
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Proof of purchase
This completed form
RMA# on the outside of the box
Extended warranty receipt
Return Merchandise Authorization Number (Required):
Contact Name:
Address:
Phone #:
Email Address:
Please give a brief description of your technical issue
IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION
READ IMMEDIATELY
TISFACTION
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SEND TO:
Viagrow
2561 West Point Ave.
College Park, GA 30337
678.510.0032
ViaVolt
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ARANTEED
SAFETY FIRST!
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Failure to observe the following safety warnings may result in serious injury or death. Use all
ViaVolt™ products only as directed. Failure to observe these safety warnings will result in a
waiver of any and all liability on the part of ViaVolt,™ its manufacturer, and resellers, and will
void all warranties to the extent permitted by law.
WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
FOR USE
R DO NOT plug or unplug a lamp cord while the
ballast is turned on.
R ALWAYS unplug the ballast from the power
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source before connecting or disconnecting any
lighting device to ballast, moving ballast, or
otherwise touching or handling ballast or its
components.
DO NOT use with generators. Warranty will be
voided.
DO NOT hang by power cord or lamp cord.
NEVER stand beneath the ballast.
DO NOT make contact with the socket interior
while the power is switched on.
NEVER put hands or any other objects in the
interior of the ballast.
DO NOT operate this or any lighting system in
wet areas.
DO NOT plug this system into a receptacle
other than what is instructed on the ballast.
DO NOT open or rewire the components of the
light system. It will void the warranty and may
cause serious injury or death.
If any part of the lamp is damaged, replace lamp
immediately.
Disconnect the unit from a power source before
replacing lamps or any other parts.
When replacing lamps, make sure the lamp has
had time to cool before touching.
Make sure power cord and lamp cord are
connected securely to the unit.
Keep away from children.
Glass is required for reflectors using metal
halide (MH) lamps for UL listing to apply. Glass
is not required for high pressure sodium (HPS)
lamps to be UL listed.
Always use a three prong timer rated for 15
amps or more with light systems.
Do not operate lamps that are a different
wattage than the ballast specifies.
Read all instructions completely before
attempting to power on unit. Failure to follow
the warnings and instructions for use may result
in serious injury or death, for which ViaVolt™'s
manufacturer and resellers expressly disclaim
any and all liability.
3. Securely screw
your lamp into the
socket. Then, make
sure the lamp cord
is plugged into the
ballast.
4. Power up the
system by plugging
the power cord
into the proper
NEMA configured
receptacle.
5. You should use a
properly rated cord
(120 or 240 volt) for
the power type that
you are using or you
will short circuit the
ballast and void the
warranty.
ABOUT HID AND T5 FLUORESCENT
LAMPS
R It may take HIDs or T5 fluorescents 10-15
minutes to reach full brightness.
R HID lights will decrease in output during the life
of the lamp.
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of the light fluctuates, but afterwards it will
continue at an even output for the remainder of
its life with a gradual degredation.
Fig. 1
REFLECTOR MOUNTING
Fig. 2
ViaVolt™ T5 FLUORESCENT SETUP
1. Remove the T5 system from its box along with
all additional parts.
2. Hang the unit to a secure surface using the
V-hangers provided (optional light hanger
systems can be purchased separately). Never
stand underneath the unit.
3. Install lamps (examine the label to determine
the correct lamp) into the system. Insert both
ends of the lamp into the lamp sockets and
rotate the lamp 90 ° in either direction (Fig. 3).
4. ViaVolt™ T5 units can be daisy chained together.
Do not exceed 7.5 amps on any fixtures chained
together. Do not daisy chain more fixtures
than what is recommended. Chaining more
fixtures together than recommended will void
the warranty. Always unplug T5 systems from
the power source prior to moving, connecting,
chaining, disconnecting, or otherwise handling
lighting systems.
5. Finally, connect T5 system to a power source.
Generally, the proper hanging height of an H.I.D.
lamp should be somewhere between 12" - 48"
depending on the wattage. But first, make sure
to check for excessive heat at the canopy of your
plants. Place your hand directly over your plants. If
your hand gets hot, you need to move your lamp
up higher. If the light source is too close to your
plants, the leaves will burn. Be sure to adjust the
height of your light system as your plants grow.
Air-cooled reflectors, like the Air-Cooled Deluxe
allow you to place higher wattage lamps closer
to plants with minimal heat by attaching an inline
fan. T5 fluorescent fixtures can be placed closer to
the plant canopy than H.I.D. fixtures because they
produce little to no heat.
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All American Parts
LAMP INFORMATION
ViaVolt™ MULTI VOLT REMOTE
BALLAST SETUP
1. Remove the ballast from its box along with all
additional parts.
2. The ViaVolt™ ballast system comes with a 120
volt power cord and a voltage selector plate. Set
the voltage selector plate to the 120 volt option
in order to utilize the provided cord. To change
the voltage, simply pull the warning plate out
and twist 180˚ (Fig. 1 and 2). To use the 240 volt
option, you must purchase the 240 volt power
cord separately.
Proper Lamp Care
Lamps should be replaced yearly to maintain
optimum lumen output. If a lamp fails to reach full
brightness, please contact your retailer to purchase
a new lamp.
Fluorescent Fixtures
If there are lamps that will not fire, try swapping
them for lamps from other sockets that
are working to determine if you need lamp
replacement. Never remove, install, or swap bulbs
while unit is connected to a power source.
H.I.D. Average Coverage Area by Wattage
100-175 watts cover about a 2' x 2' area
250 watts cover about a 3' x 3' area
400 watts cover about a 4' x 4' area
600 watts cover about a 6.5' x 6.5' area
1000 watts covers about a 8' x 8' area
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
If Your Fixture Does Not Work:
1. Check the electrical source. Make sure the unit is
plugged in and that the breaker is not tripped.
2. If the electrical source is fine, unplug the unit
from the power source before inspecting the
lamp. Then, check the lamp. Make sure the lamp
is inserted correctly and is not visibly damaged.
3. For T5 Fluorescent fixtures - Check to ensure the
lamps are properly locked into the socket. Turn
lamps 1/4 turn in either direction to confirm.
4. Try another lamp if you have one. Make sure
the unit is unplugged and cool before replacing
any bulbs or otherwise handling the lamp or its
components.
5. Make sure you have the correct lamp for your
ballast; the wattage on the lamp must match
the ballast wattage in order for it to operate
effectively.
6. When using a 240V plug, use the one included
with the unit or purchased at a retailer. DO NOT
make any changes to the power cord. This will
void the warranty and may result in serious
injury or death.
POWER USAGE
A light system will increase your average electricity
bill by $10 to $20 a month - the exact amount will
vary based on the size of the system, the prevailing
rates for electricity in your area, and the number
of hours you choose to operate it. To figure how
much amperage your unit is using, simply use the
following formula: Wattage divided by Voltage =
Amperage. The average household circuit breaker
is rated at 15 amps. In other words, if the total
amperage drawn from that circuit exceeds 15 amps,
the circuit breaker will trip. Most rooms share one
or perhaps two circuits per room. If you have a
1000 watt unit running off a 120 volt circuit, it will
draw approximately 9 amps (1000 watts/110 volts =
9.1 amps).
Example
If your charge for 1 kilowatt hour in your area is 6
cents per kW/h, a 1000 watt fixture will use 1.1 kW
per hour. Lets say you burn your light 14 hours per
day; 14 hours x .066 (.06 x 1.1) = .92 cents per day.
If you burn it 30 days per month the cost will be 30
x .92 per day = $27.60 per month. If you burn 400
watt lamps you will use .46 (46%) of 1 kW hour. So
it will cost .06 kW x .46 = .028 or 2.8 cents per hour
x 14 hours per day = .39 cents per day x 30 days
per month = $11.70 month. 1000w fixtures use 1100
watts per hour, 400 watt fixtures use 460 watts per
hour, 250 watt fixtures use 295 watts per hour and
175 watt fixtures use 210 watts per hour. The reason
the ballast uses more watts than the lamp rating is
because of ballast inefficiency and heat loss.
RETURNING UNITS
Please contact your retail store for returns.
Keep all original packaging and your receipt - all
returns need to be in the original packaging in
order to avoid product damage during shipping.
Any damage to products not in their original
packaging will not be covered under warranty. If
returning by retail store is not an option, please
contact ViaVolt™ to obtain an RA#.