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Aug 16, 2019 at 03:07 PM Author: GE101R
Wasn't there a metal nameplate with wiring diagram on it that you showed?
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Aug 16, 2019 at 03:08 PM Author: MV1000watt
No

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 03:10 PM Author: GE101R

No

Difficult to wire because so many different manufacturers had different wiring specs and diagrams. Sorry.
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Aug 16, 2019 at 03:12 PM Author: MV1000watt
I believe this is a ge ballast

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 05:01 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
This looks like an Advance ballast to me due to the paper inter wrapped with the windings (GE never made them this way to my knowledge). IF that is the case then the primary coil is on the left, and the secondary is on the right. The top black conductor would be the hot lead and the two below would be the common. The lead coming from the secondary would be the conductor that goes to the tab on the socket. As to the commons, one goes to the screw shell and the other to (white) neutral. Honestly, the ballast looks like it's blown, so if you hook it up...stand back.

Your mission - should you choose to except it - is to save unique and rare HID lighting before it's all scrapped.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 05:33 PM Author: MV1000watt

This looks like an Advance ballast to me due to the paper inter wrapped with the windings (GE never made them this way to my knowledge). IF that is the case then the primary coil is on the left, and the secondary is on the right. The top black conductor would be the hot lead and the two below would be the common. The lead coming from the secondary would be the conductor that goes to the tab on the socket. As to the commons, one goes to the screw shell and the other to (white) neutral. Honestly, the ballast looks like it's blown, so if you hook it up...stand back.

By (white) nutral you mean the 9ne comm8ng from the cord

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 05:44 PM Author: GE101R

This looks like an Advance ballast to me due to the paper inter wrapped with the windings (GE never made them this way to my knowledge). IF that is the case then the primary coil is on the left, and the secondary is on the right. The top black conductor would be the hot lead and the two below would be the common. The lead coming from the secondary would be the conductor that goes to the tab on the socket. As to the commons, one goes to the screw shell and the other to (white) neutral. Honestly, the ballast looks like it's blown, so if you hook it up...stand back.

Sometimes the wires get twisted underneath that paper edge. One wrong connection and "thar she blows" LOL
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Aug 16, 2019 at 06:07 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

By (white) nutral you mean the 9ne comm8ng from the cord

Yes.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 06:08 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Sometimes the wires get twisted underneath that paper edge. One wrong connection and "thar she blows" LOL

That is possible, but not probable due to the spacing of the connections.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 06:29 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah 100% not a GE ballast. I agree it looks like an Advance. This thing definitely ran hot. Where did it come from?

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Aug 16, 2019 at 07:09 PM Author: MV1000watt

This looks like an Advance ballast to me due to the paper inter wrapped with the windings (GE never made them this way to my knowledge). IF that is the case then the primary coil is on the left, and the secondary is on the right. The top black conductor would be the hot lead and the two below would be the common. The lead coming from the secondary would be the conductor that goes to the tab on the socket. As to the commons, one goes to the screw shell and the other to (white) neutral. Honestly, the ballast looks like it's blown, so if you hook it up...stand back.


Thank you!



It works amazing. No buzz too.

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 07:23 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Thank you!



I works amazing. No buzz too.

Wow...that's good news.

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Aug 16, 2019 at 07:43 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I own and have seen ballasts that look A LOT worse than this and work without problems. It all depends on the environment the ballast was previously used/stored in. This one was definitely in a wet environment ! Glad it works ! What wattage is it ?

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Aug 16, 2019 at 07:59 PM Author: MV1000watt
Michigan's upper peninsula 175w

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Aug 16, 2019 at 08:12 PM Author: GE101R

I own and have seen ballasts that look A LOT worse than this and work without problems. It all depends on the environment the ballast was previously used/stored in. This one was definitely in a wet environment ! Glad it works ! What wattage is it ?

And some looking better that were blown.
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