View Full Version : petrol generators

05-29-2007, 08:48 AM
i have a basement room with no power points and thinking of utilizing it for growing has anybody out there ever used a petrol generator for this purpose and if so how would i go about it ? and what sort would i need?

07-19-2007, 12:01 PM
I too am contemplating adding a generator but have read that using a generator with HID lights is a no-no. I think it has to do with the time between the power going out and the generator coming back on.

To combat this, I am going to add UPSs (Uniterruptable Power Supplies) to the lights to continually supply correct sine wave power until the generator comes on. This, at least in theory should work okay. I'll update you when I have made the transition.

In the mean time, you will need power outlets to run a hydro shop. You can do the work yourself (very easy) and save a lot of money.