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Old 11-26-2002, 08:50 PM   #1
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Icecap woes

I need some advice on an Icecap ballast. I picked up two of them with the 110g tank. One is a 430 and has a large scorched spot on the circuit board. Perceptive fellow that I am, I quickly deduced that this was not a good thing and will send it back to Icecap for repair. The other is a 660. It seems in good condition. It was wired up to four 48" tubes. When I plug it in, and I have checked all the wiring, one of the bulbs will start to glow just for a second and then nothing. The ballast makes a bzzzt sound as you plug it in. I know they all make a noise on startup and wasn't too worried about that. Is there an easy way to test this thing? Could I wire it up to a couple of new NO bulbs to see if it will light them? I'm not sure the bulbs I have are any good and don't want to buy new VHO tubes just to check the ballast.
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Are these new ballasts? Yes, you can plug in some NO bulbs to test them out.

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Old 11-26-2002, 09:40 PM   #3
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I have the 660 Ice Cap ballast. When mine comes on I don't hear anything at all. If the NO bulbs don't work either I would send that back for repair also.

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I have a 660 that did the same thing. Sent it in to Icecap for a tune-up. Works perfect now.
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