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#1 fatguy420

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:58 PM

I started using my new setup its a nice closet set up. im wanting to know a estimate on my bill. heres my equipment

1x Lumatek Ballast - 5.5Amps input of 655- 675W

1x active air flow fan. 4" 165cfm 0.92 amps

one old oscolating 12" fan on low

20" fan on low << just basic fans

and a vicks humidifier the first month i ran my mh bulb for 24 hours now its at 18/6 with hps

#2 rockinlespaul

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:12 PM

I'm gonna guess around a 100 bucks. I could be wrong though.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

With out doing the math, around $60. Maybe less. $44 for the light ran 18hrs and about 8 bucks per fan. $29 for the light on 12 hrs.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

should be $75-$100 depending how long these items are ran.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

http://lib.store.yah...electricity.pdf

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:13 PM

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/specialty-lights/electricity.pdf

Good site! :thumbsu:
Here's another one you can use if you know your local cost per kilowatt.
http://www.hydroponi...amp_op_cost.asp

#7 mibrains

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:25 PM

consumers has a website...up here
but you could just go outside to your meter. record the digits on the meter (the 5 or so dials) then go back in a day. record the new numbers then subtract. that will tell you your Kw per day..then just multiply that number by the days in the month then look at your past electric bill to see $per kw...
i checked mine a few days ago....$250 -$275 i figure and sure as the sun is burning in the sky...it came and it's $274...it becomes pretty easy to monitor if you want too. at least that way theres no surprises.
i check mine every couple weeks...just for fun now....
i know what to expect....these days...
but whenever i add things or change things i can figure my cost pretty close just because i practice.
good luck...

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:32 PM

Thanks " mibrains "

Good Ideal .... :thumbsu:

I'm still struggling to get a more accurate electric bill .....

It's Killing me .... My last Electric Bill was $504


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:35 PM

The most expensive stuff to run was dehumidifiers and A/C units.
I run 2 lumatek 600s and get a reasonable bill for the home - about $125-$150.
When the A/C or Dehumidifier is used, that doubles the electric bill.

Try to do with out the Humidifier.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:44 PM

A 1000 watt, a 600 watt, a 4 bulb 4 foot T5, a 400 cfm inline fan, a 200 cfm inline fan, a few oscillating fans and a humidifier....

$200.00 a month.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:45 PM

Thanks " mibrains "

Good Ideal .... :thumbsu:

I'm still struggling to get a more accurate electric bill .....

It's Killing me .... My last Electric Bill was $504


OUCH! With a bunch of 400's? That doesn't sound right bro....

I know someone who runs 4 1000's in flower and 3 1000's in veg and a few 400's on top plus fans, etc. and his is 600 a month.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 09:56 PM

OUCH! With a bunch of 400's? That doesn't sound right bro....

I know someone who runs 4 1000's in flower and 3 1000's in veg and a few 400's on top plus fans, etc. and his is 600 a month.


Perhaps his gear is on 240? Does that cut cost much - converting from 120v to 240v?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:38 PM

are those amounts on top of your normal electric bill? mine is usually over 100.00 now LOL

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:49 PM

are those amounts on top of your normal electric bill? mine is usually over 100.00 now LOL


Not for me. $200.00 is my total bill so that includes everything else in the house and I got a lot of lights in my house! Ten in my living room/dining room kitchen ceilings alone.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:41 AM

thats not bad at all,, I hope once I really start with the big lights mine won't be over 200.00

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:43 AM

Perhaps his gear is on 240? Does that cut cost much - converting from 120v to 240v?

-DN

It does cut a the bill by a very small amount. Only because 240 has less of a voltage drop, which makes it a little more efficient.It would not explain that big of difference.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:58 AM

Here is my favorite caculator easy input of multiple factors

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:49 AM

Power Cost Estimation Guide

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:17 PM

2-600's, 1-440cfm, = $90 extra per month.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:08 PM

Just got my electric bill in the mail for the new 1000w setup it was on 24/7 and it cost about 100 bucks more for the month well see what the next months bill is on 12/12

Edited by medicineman420, 22 January 2011 - 03:09 PM.





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