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Re: [APD] Help me prevent a fatal accident or injury
This is all rated for low voltage, which might work fine onthe high voltage between ballast and light, but it probably would be best if the plugs were rated for the application voltage or higher. I'm jsut guessing that's in excess of 600VAC.
----- Original Message ----
From: DurocShark <durocshark at gmail_com>
To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 10:53:57 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Help me prevent a fatal accident or injury
On 2/25/06, Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz> wrote:
> When hooking up the wiring for my lights I wanted to make something that
> would be easy to disconnect from the ballast and keep all the wires
> bundled. I just cut a 16/3 extension wire and wired the female end to
> the ballast and the male end to the light fixture. Perfect. Works great.
> Then it dawns on me that some day, somewhere, somehow, someone is going
> to stick the end from the light bulb directly into a wall socket. I
> can't prevent that while using this connection, but I would like ideas
> on making it much less likely (other than a label or something).
> Hopefully something obvious to someone not familiar with the setup.
> Thanks for any ideas.
> Maybe 120V isn't enough to power a MH bulb and nothing will happen, but
> I don't wanna find out the hard way.
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