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CoralVue 175 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast
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CoralVue 175 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast

This product has been discontinued

Item #: CV1511

Quick Overview

This ballast will power any metal halide 175W bulb. It does not over-drive the bulb, so output will be at the bulb manufacturer`s specifications. By using a constantly changing, very high frequency, the ballast will light any bulb...
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CoralVue 175 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast Information



Part #: CV-175B

This ballast will power any metal halide 175W bulb. It does not over-drive the bulb, so output will be at the bulb manufacturer`s specifications. By using a constantly changing, very high frequency, the ballast will light any bulb without flicker. Longer bulb life and other features makes this the best ballast for all metal halide applications. Does not come with Molex connector. 4" wire leads included.

CoralVue uses its unique, patented operating system, which allows you to save energy without compromising light output. By applying lower voltage across the lamp, energy consumption is reduced and lamp life is expected to be increased.

Specifications:
Description175MH 120V
LampMH-175W
Lamp Voltage130V
Lamp Current1.5 Amps
Input Voltage120V A/C
Input Current1.65A Max.
Input Power180W
Power Factor>92%
Lamp Current Crest Factor<1.8
Operating Frequency70-90KHz
Ignition Voltage1.6KVp
Starting Time<3 minutes
Restarting Time5-6 minutes
Minimum Starting Temp.-20C
Max. Allowed Area Temp.<50C
Max. Mounting Distance33 feet
Flickernone
Sound RatingA
Enclosure Overall Dimension8.4" x 3.7" x 2"
Enclosure Overall Dimension214mm x 94mm x 52mm
Weight3 lbs/1.4 Kg

Aquarium Frontiers Magazine`s Comparison:
ItemPAR (uE/sec/m2)Power Consumption (watts)PAR/100 watts
CoralVue84.919743
Blueline64.617437
Tar75.120936

Hence, the CoralVue MH ballast is able to produce an amazing 18% more PAR output than other ballasts not employing CoralVue`s advanced technology.

Wiring Diagram:


Manufacturer Warranty:
Transferable 3-year warranty from date of purchase.

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CoralVue 175 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast Reviews

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Works great. Product Review by DAN LAUER (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I bought this to replace a defective Blueline eBallast. Works perfectly and is extremely quiet. My only issue was that I needed to hard wire the output connection to the lamp, as there is no plug style connection. No big deal from most, but for me that means I need to unwire anytime I need to remove the hood since the ballast on the other side of a wall.

Fires right up! Product Review by JEFFREY HEYMAN (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I've had issues with Lumatek ballasts barely lasting just over a year. Given the reviews I switched to the CoralVue and so far so good! It fires up the bulb quickly and doesnt make a sound. I only wish it came with the little rubber tabs for the mounting plate to give it a bit of space underneath for better air circulation like the other brands include. Other than that I hope it lasts as long as the other reviews indicate.

Working strong after 4 years Product Review by DAVID TROMBLY (Posted on 3/2/12)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I have four of the 400 watt units on my 600 gallon tank. I have not had any problems and the light production is great. I am buying 2 more of these to replace my lumateks which keep failing.

I took a half a star off because you need to made sure the cord is plugged all the way into the ballast. I had one come loose where the connection was arching and started to mellt the plug. I had cause it to come loose while working on my tank so luckily I was there to smell the problem and correct it in time. I would like to see a locking mech on the plugs or anoher type plug the doesnt come loose so easily.

JP Product Review by JP LANE (Posted on 8/23/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: No Complaints, does what a ballast is suppose to do. Does a much better job of driving the bulbs than my old ballasts that came with the light fixture. You get what you pay for in this hobby. Buy quality first that way you don't have to turn around and buy again.

JP Product Review by JP LANE (Posted on 8/23/11)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: No Complaints, does what a ballast is suppose to do. Does a much better job of driving the bulbs than my old ballasts that came with the light fixture. You get what you pay for in this hobby. Buy quality first that way you don't have to turn around and buy again.

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