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Re: [APD] Aromat Ballasts Arrived
I just realized we're talking about MH and not fluorescent *DOH*
well, my writings about the triad, workhorse and ge dont' apply obvisouly.
but a grounded reflector might still help
On 2/2/06, Gordon McLellan <gordonthree at gmail_com> wrote:
> Jerry, do you have a link to the specific model you're working with?
> Electronic ballasts shouldn't be making any noise ... although, its
> puzzling as to why yours are so heavy!
> My Triad and Workhorse are both very very light, they're pure
> electronic. However, some GE 432I that I used to use are
> electronic-hybrid. they are pretty heavy but still operate at a high
> frequency... and they didn't make much noise that I recall.
> I agree, having the ballasts close to the bulb, should be good. Oh,
> did you ground your reflectors, or have a grounded sheet of metal
> (painted is OK) in close proximity to the bulb for its entire length.
> That is required fairly often.
> On 2/2/06, Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz> wrote:
> > Jerry Baker wrote:
> > > Damn. I don't understand. These things buzz like a bad light out in the
> > > Wal-Mart parking lot. I don't see how I can be hooking it up wrong.
> > > There's white, black, and green - those match the power cable; neutral,
> > > hot, ground. Then there are two blue wires for the bulb: tried both ways
> > > with no audible difference. The reflector is grounded. I don't know what
> > > to do at this point.
> > The only thing I can think of is that the ballast is only about 2 feet
> > from the bulb, but that should be a good thing rather than bad ... no?
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