Is there an easy way to check if ballast is faulty?

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  1. gaboon

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    My one MH bulb wont come on, its a real mission to get to the bulb and a bigger mission to get to the ballast. Is there an easy way? I know this is a lame question but am looking for the easy way out.:whistling:.

    THANKS:)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no easy way, one needs to get to the ballast, could it not be the bulb?
     
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    Well hoping its the bulb, but if not, have to make a plan quick. How long can SPS go with only 1 white and 3 blue T5's?
     
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    a few days i am sure wouldnt hurt... what MH unit is it? DIY?
     
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    Giesemann pendant. Weighs a ton.
     
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    dont know those
     
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    They will be fine for a good couple of days Gaboon.
     
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    the best way to do fault finding is to take one of the globs that work from your light fitting and place it in the fitting that is not working
    if it works then you know it is the globe
     
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    Globe is toast. Checked it the old fashioned way with another globe:). Will start new thread for new globe options. Thanks china's!
     
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