This post branches off "ballast recommendation" in lighting. I went to HD and bought a 2 lamp 32watt GE ballast and now need help in wiring ODNO. The ballast has 5 wires total - 2 are for power(black and white), 2 are blue and 1 is red. This is for two 15 watt fluorescents.
Of the four total endcaps, two endcaps are wired too each other. By doing this the ballast will "see" only one 30W bulb. Two endcaps remain and one will recieve the red line.
The last endcap will be connected too both blue leads to this for ODNO, right? With one blue lead it will be regular NO, right?
In more detail of connecting, (assuming what I said above is correct) do I simply connect both blue leads too the endcap directly, OR, do I first conect the leads to each other with a wire twist, than wire them to the endcap. This is illustraded by the 1st attachment. The difference is in picture 1 the blue leads never directly touch each other, in picture 2 they do touch.
BTW, if it helps the 2bdst attachment is the displayed proper way to wire the ballast for NO.