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Old 08-01-2010, 11:23 PM   #1
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Connecting MH to ballast

Hi all, I just got my first MH pendant, ballast and bulb. I'm trying to put it together, so I can hand it and place my tank under. I seem to be missing something, or i'm having a dummy attack. This is what I have now, and the plugs don't seem to match up.

First is a Lumen bright, 250w pendant...


And now for the Galaxy electronic ballast...


Obviously those wires don't fit that harness. Seems like I need a male adapter to connect to the female plug on the ballast. Please help...
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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PIcs are small, but best I can tell is you're right, you're missing the other end of the plug.

2 options I guess. Find/buy the other half of the plug, or you can cut off the plug you have and wire in a new one from a local HW store

Here's how I did mine if it helps any
It's so on now - 72g Reef build
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:34 PM   #3
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Wow your DIY is vey nice and has alot of good diagrams and instructions. I'm pretty handy when it comes to electrical work, but since I just bought this ballast last week, I decided just to order the pigtail and take the easy way out. I still think I got gipped, and it should have been in the ballast box. When I called up customer support, they told me they are only compatible with Galaxy pendants.

Hopefully on wednesday I get the pigtail, that way I can post all my work and my new tank I set up.

Thanks again for the help.
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