24 watt duel ballast

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    Hi Guys ,
    I bought 2 duel T5 24 watt ballast for my tank , can any one show me how the wiring must be done (its a DIY kit)
    I got the ballast and the tube plugs and loose wires ..... and i havnt a clue how the wiring works

    Kind regards
     
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    Duimpies,

    The wiring diagram should be on the ballast. Your photo is *much* too small to read the diagram, though - try to take a better photo, and post a larger image, then we can help you.

    Hennie
     
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    2 X 24w ballasts require both globes to be connected for it to work.

    What make of Ballast is it?

    Helvar
    BAG
    Tridonic
    Osram
    vossloh schwabe
     
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    hey duimpies i got 24w ballast aswell
    like maniac said there will be a diagram on the ballast
    took me a while to figure out but you will get it
    good luck
     
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    I have the fittings for both globes( duel ballest) , can some one just draw it for me on how to conenect them.

    Kind regards
     
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    That diagram on the ballast itself is the one you want. We would draw the same thing if we had to.
     
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    i understand most of the pic , just not sure on the power lines ?
     
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    In the center picture is the diagram on how to conect them. The oval things are the globes. The black dots are where you conect them to the balasts they are all numbered.
    At the top is where you conect two globes together.
    If your having trouble putting it together, use masking tap and number the ends of all the wires and coresponding poins on the end caps. Makes life alot easier. :thumbup:
     
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    ok i undertsand that part , is the powerr supply on the left pic then ?
     
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    Correct.
     
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    the left pic is where the wire from the wall attatches to the balast
    the right picture on the right the wiring for the T5's
     
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    thanks , hope i dont blow the house up while connecting it up tonight
    :)
     
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    In those pic, Live top, neutral middle, and earth bottom.
     
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