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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #611
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From: Klaus Haber <kh3515 at bingo-ev_de>
To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #611
> > Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 08:35:45 -0700
> > From: Mike Rikovsky <riko at qualcomm_com>
> > Subject: Fluoro tubes from Europe
> > I may have opportunity and would like to try some fluoro tubes from
> > I am aware of primary/secondary from ballasts, but not sure about if
> > differences will work on ballast(110V/50-60Hz) here in the US.
> > Has any of you experience with them?
> > Apropos, "Amano's" tubes which at one point were sold in US are from
> > correct?
> > thanks,
> > Mike
Sorry Mike, a revision of my posting. You have to increase (and not to
reduce) the voltage: From 110 Volt to 230 Volt, and not as written from 230
Volt to 110 Volt!!! (It's already late in the night and I am tired ;-)
> Hello Mike,
> in Europe are different voltages. In Germany we have 230 Volt, 50 Hz. Of
> course, you cannot use fluoro tubes with these datas in the US. You need a
> transformer to convert 230 Volt to 110 Volt. The different frequency is
> so important. The power of the transformer should be a little bit higher
> than the total load of the tubes. Please attention in case of diy: Current
> is dangerous!
> Regards Klaus
> > Paul
> > mourip @ erols . com
> > Washington, DC