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Re: [APD] Aromat Ballasts Arrived
Found what might be causing your buzz
Sound rated "A" for indoor applications - I think rating A is the best
rating there is, but...
Lamp freq is 140hz ... which is going to sound like a buzz.
I also notice the unit is rated for non-consumer applications in terms
of EMI / RFI ... I wonder if that will effect your tv / cell phone /
cordless phone / wifi?
The datasheet claims the ballast and fixture must be grounded (fixture
would be your reflector in this case I guess?)
On 2/2/06, Gordon McLellan <gordonthree at gmail_com> wrote:
> 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.
> > Gordon
> > 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?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jerry Baker
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