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Thread: Grounding an electronic ballast

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    It's surprisingly hard to find anything on this! I searched for ya and this is really all that I found.

    http://www.venturelighting.com/TechC...ingWiring.html

    Wouldn't a GFI be easy to do or is that not as safe as grounding?

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    Not sure if a GFI would work. I read somewhere that some ballasts need the ground wire to "instant start".

    This is the only documentation I can find on the ballasts I have:
    http://www.gelighting.com/na/busines...AX-N-Ultra.pdf

    Just says install and ground per national electric code....
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    71,

    Personally, I would add a ground... probably by connecting one to the ballast's mounting screw/bolt/whatever...

    and my lights are on a ground fault, not on purpose really but my setup is in my basement and where I am at all basement/outdoor/bathroom outlets are ground fault by code... no issues with the wal mart electronic ballast fixtures...

    but of course ymmv
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    edit: JLAP, the 3 prong adapters are a joke really, to be properly used you must remove the screw from the receptacle's faceplate, verify that this point is in fact a good ground via meter, then attach the 3 prong adapter to the receptacle with this screw...

    how many you seen attached like this?.... not many i bet
    Last edited by Av8tor1; 02-22-2007 at 01:35 PM. Reason: add comment

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    Any other ideas? Common where's the electricians at?
    James 1:17

    "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

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