T5 Wiring

Neil H

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Hi guys

I need some help with wiring my T5’s

I have all the goodies and can read the diagram…. But there are a couple of questions I have … hope someone can help me out !

How do I connect the wires into the T5 ballast? Do I just shove the wires into the ballast ? I tried this and they seemed loose…. Is there a trick to this??

Can I wire the tubes directly ? must I solder the wires onto the tube? I don’t have space for end caps with my canopy….

Lastly …. How do I wire the mains into the ballast ….. there are a couple of symbols but I am not sure what they mean ….??? Help please okes !!
 
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Have a look here, this is how i wired up my ballest. As for connecting the wires to the bulbs, you don't need end caps. Go to a DIY store and buy connecting blocks. U can then cut them in half and use the 1 side to hold the wire and the other side to hold firm onto the light. 2 per side should do.

Oh and forgot, there are metal clips just above where the wires go on the ballest. If u press down really hard (Flat screwdriver will do) while the wires in they basically clip fast holding the wire in place.

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My ballast's wiring is a little different.

Earth, neutral, live the same.

But each globe connection has 4 separate wires connected to the ballasts output.
 
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Hi Niel H post a pic of the ballast and we take it from there have just done my T5 lighting got end caps and dual ballasts from Dorry Pets
 
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Even if a ballasts different, concepts stay the same. post a pic as stated before and ule have it wired up in no time
 
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yip also need some help. my t5's just seems to flicker when i connect them.cant take a pic as i dont have the ballast close by, but maybe somone else can post a pic of their ballast:whistling:
Sounds like your ballasts is shot.
 
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Hey guys

Here are some pics of my balasts. Wiring is done basically the same way as storm explained in his diagram. Hope this helps

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Paul H do your ballasts look like the one in the pic if so give a PM with your no and will help you from there.
 
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