24/39w dual ballast query

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  1. Dane

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    Hey all,

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but a 24w/39w T$ dual ballast should accomodate TWO T5 tubes, not one? The dual refers to the tube capacity, not the fact that its 24w or 39w?

    I think my contact made an oopsies. I'm not paying R240 for a single 24/39w T5 ballast...
    Thanks,
    Dane
     
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    Dual ballast is exactly what it sounds like ;)
     
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    oh, I don't think you can put a 39w bulb on a 24w ballast? I stand correct...
     
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    My ballast says explicitly that its 24 or 39w.
     
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    Ah, damnit :( Is that wholesale price? Do they have a CT outlet? thanks again. Google didnt find any contact info... :p
     
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    i have a dual 24/39 watt. you can connect two 24w or two 39w T5 tubes
     
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    Thanks guys :) Trying to return the one that I got and following up with Neils contact - thanks bud...
     
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    Dane, I saw the BAG dual 24/39W T5 ballasts at Builders Warehouse for just over R200
     
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    Thanks for the heads up mnd! I'll check our local branch's
     
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    So I've returned the ballast and am now looking at getting a dual ballast...

    Anyone know a good supplier for a dual 24/39w T5 ballast? I'm actually having a hard time finding them. (Keith - I'm busy following up with Clive, but LCI are only in joberg, so checking locally too, thanks again for the link!)

    Tried builders warehouse, hamrads, RG Jacks and eagle lighting. EL can get me one in two weeks for R260...
     
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    I bought Osram dual 24/39w units from Jade Lee electrical in Midrand.

    Any electrical supplier should be able to order from Osram, and they were under R180.
     
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    Thanks Riaan, I'll keep trying! :p
     
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    Dane try Voltex.
     
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    Thanks Evo, will give them a shot!
     
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    Europarts in bellville. Or belco in saltriver.
     
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    thanks bud, will follow up tomorrow.
     
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