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Thread: Trouble wiring fluorescent fixture to three-pronged plug

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    yeppers, cold spot temp of a T5 is around 165f IIRC

    they get hot, and they are designed too

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    Sorry, that's ICN-4S54-90C-2LS-G

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    look here: http://www.advance.philips.com/docum...ection%201.pdf

    page 1-33

    says connect to neutral or any hot for all the bulbs to burn, not connected and only a part of the bulbs will burn

    evidently the ballast doesnt really care as long as its connected to something.

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    I need to get two more bulbs to see if these will all light up at the same time. It doesn't seem to like it when there's only one bulb on the red/grey side and one on the black side.

    As of now the wiring is white to white, black and grey/red to black, and green to ground. According to the diagram it should suffice.

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    im sure it will be fine mato, but yeah you need to fill all the sockets up and see mate...
    they have open circuit protection, but I woudlnt think you would want to run em like that


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    Thanks Av, for this thread and for Kula's. Couldn't have done this otherwise. There is a surprising lack of tutorials on this specific subject when googling.

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    well ive never seen a ballast that didnt have a schematic (unless it has been removed)

    and when in doubt, google the ballast make and model number.... ;-)

    they are great lights mate, best bang for the buck out there.... be sure to wax the reflector

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    Oh, I forgot to ask one last question. Do you ever notice a high pitch humming being emitted by this type of ballast?

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