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Old 12-05-2003, 05:57 PM   #16
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No, it sounds like you've wired it right. And you tied both pins together at the other end with jumpers, right?
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:25 PM   #17
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yup exactly... 2 pins from the end cap are wired to the other 2 pins on the second end cap.
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:49 PM   #18
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But both pins are wired together, right? You don't just have each pin connected individually, do you?
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Old 12-06-2003, 01:26 AM   #19
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Hey Sam...

Im not sure what you mean.. so here are more detailed pictures of both ends... the bulb holders have 4 connectors in them...



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Old 12-07-2003, 03:48 AM   #20
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very nice job enermac....i did sumtin similar.....try and post a pic this week...nice attention to detail w/ the silicone...
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Old 12-07-2003, 12:32 PM   #21
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Thanks Guys... Again can someone look at my wiring? it all makes sence to me... but I could be wrong. The bulbs seem to run fine to me I really didnt wire the connectors up. They were all pre wired with the kit from homedepot... could this be the problem..

Under the black electrical tape as shown above (white wires) in the picture are 2 yellow wires that were used as a return for the original magnetic ballast (it was wired in parallel) I simply cliped these 2 yellow wires wraped them in electrical tape and used this end (the 2 bulb holders with the attached white wires as my end cap for the series circuit. I hope that helps.
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Old 12-10-2003, 05:36 PM   #22
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While the setup you've got obviously will work - I've found the bulbs to start faster and last longer when the pins are bridged together. That's what I meant. This might also be the source of your noise. Here's what I mean....
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Old 12-10-2003, 06:45 PM   #23
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GCA, do you mean to bridge the pins together as you have shown in addition to wiring them as in the photo? ie just add briidging wires to the current wiring setup? (I'm asking because I'm trying to learn too.)
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GCA, do you mean to bridge the pins together as you have shown in addition to wiring them as in the photo? ie just add briidging wires to the current wiring setup? (I'm asking because I'm trying to learn too.)
That's right. The two pins are used in magnetic ballasts to aid in starting the bulbs (by heating a filament between each pair of pins) since there isn't enough potential to start an arc across the entire bulb. In an e-ballast setup, you combine the pins to act as one.
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Thanks Sam for the Help I removed the silicone and pushed in 4 brige wires like you illustrated I didnt know you just push the wires in and they stay Bulbs work fine I can still hear the noise but otherweise its working Great..


Thanks again your knowledge is a real asset here
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