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F40 preheat bonus line ballast

F40 preheat bonus line ballast

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For some odd reason one side cut out when I was working in the shed one day.

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Jan 03, 2017 at 08:32 PM Author: streetlight98
I find it weird that the ballast wiring diagram specifies the hot black wire to be connected to the ends of the lamps. Normally isn't it the neutral that's connected to the lamp ends? When I had wired up my two I had connected the neutrals to the lamp ends, as that's how I've seen it done before and they wouldn't work.

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Jan 03, 2017 at 09:57 PM Author: joseph_125
I had a Universal preheat ballast that was wired up the same way, the hot went to the lamp ends and the neutral went directly to the ballast. I don't think I've seen a rapid start ballast wired up like that though.
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Jan 03, 2017 at 10:17 PM Author: Solanaceae
I noticed that too Mike and it was different from my Westy ballast. Maybe just wiring it up as shown and just connecting it in reverse to power.

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Jan 05, 2017 at 10:28 AM Author: DieselNut
I think that is the difference in the 7G1000 and the 8G1000. 8G1000 wires up with neutral to tube.

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Jan 05, 2017 at 03:53 PM Author: streetlight98
How is the wiring different inside the ballast though? Being AC I figured it would work either way but clearly not.

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Jan 06, 2017 at 06:01 PM Author: don93s
@Joseph, early rapid-start ballasts were indeed wired with the black line wire and a green instead of a pair of blue. I have some really old GE ballasts like this.
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Jan 06, 2017 at 07:12 PM Author: streetlight98
This ballast has two blue, one green, and one black wire. The two blues go to one end (modern day red) and the green goes to the other end (modern day blue) with white on the other socket terminal.

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