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Old 09-03-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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Ballast wiring

Can anyone tell me how I can take the attached wiring diagram and convert it to power a 55/65 watt bulb vs the 2 32 watt bulbs currently running on it?
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from the best of my knowledge the return wires are usually all yellow.. I would know were to start experimenting if it was mine.. but I would expect to blow the ballast worst case scenario..

I would take the pair of blues and twist those together and put them in 4
I would take the pair of reds and twist them together and put them in 3
the yellow would stay in 2 going back to the ballast
and the red and blue going to the ballast I would put together and put in 1..

I take no responceabilty of this working or damaging your ballast or you for that matter.. thats just what I would do if it were mine.. Good Luck.. :P
btw. I would expect that to work.. I would just be more comfortable with it if the other return lines were yellow like Im accustomed to seeing... I hope this works for you!! :P :P :P
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Old 09-07-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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That is basically how I did it except I combined the red/blue for pin 3 and red/blue for pin 4. On the other side I did red/blue for one pin and yellow for the last pin.

Here is the link I got the info from.
http://www.gwapa.org/articles/ODNO/

My dad is an electrician and he was not familiar with that color wiring either. I have them running right now. The ballast get warmer than I expected. I thought they would be rather cool but I could be wrong there. I can hold my hand on them with no problems though.

I will try to get a pic.
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sounds about the same, the wires in 3 and 4 are power leads and should be interchangeable from what I can tell.. so your running a 55 or 65 watt PC! thats great!
I would expect the ballast to get a little warm running ODNO/PC.. you could wire it remotely.. considering you have only the power cord to the ballast and once combined 4 wires up to your fixture.. HTH
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Old 09-07-2005, 11:35 AM   #5
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Thanks alot.
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