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How many lamps and type does the fixture have?
What is the old ballast make and model?
The ballast is a sunpark sl 15 t, there are two lamps...
what are the lamps? length and wattage?
48 in sylvannia 32 w
i replaced the ballast with a new one, same model
i think i haven't connected the wires correctly
so, they are a T8 lamps
there are one set of red, blue, and yellow on one side; two red and two blues on another side...
the ballast has two yellow wires
32 watts can be different lamps
i connected yellow, red and blue on one side; red to 2 reds and 2 blues on another side.
I need the information on the lamps, thanks
The second yellow needs to go to a red and blue on the other side? does it matter which ones?
I'm looking at the lamp and it says sylvania, 48 in, 32 w... there are two
Ok, they make F40T12 and F32T8
should be a number and letters on the lamps
Ok, the old one had 2 reds on one side of one lamp, and 2 blues on one side of the other lamp
that stays the same with the new ballast
the old one had 2 reds on one side, 2 blues on the same side on the other, 1 red, 1 blue and 1 yellow
One step a ta time. please. Can you confirm the one end I posted?
the new one has 2 reds, 2 blues and 2 yellows on the same side
Can you read my posts?
yes that stays the same with the new one
ok, thanks. we have to do this one step at a time in order not to get confusion
Ok, the old one had one yellow, that went to both lamps on the other end, correct?
i believe so
Ok, that stays the same also
Now, the new one has a second yellow
yes the new one has a second yellow
that yellow, will connect to the old Red and BLue wires on the same end as the other yellow
old lamps had one yellow and one red, and one yellow and one blue
now it will have same yellow to the old yellows, the other yellow to the red AND blue
ok, does, it matter which red and blue one I connect it to on the other side? I imagine not...
there is ONLY ONE RED AND BLUE on the lamps
do not touch the other end with 2 reds and 2 blues
umm, not exactly - on one side there is 1 red, 1 blue and 1 yellow wire to the lamp terminal; on the other side 1 terminal has 2 blues and one terminal has 2 reds
i've connected 1 red, 1 blue 1 yellow on one side and am confused as to the other
the one with 2 reds and blues, wires the same, the 2 red and 2 blue from the ballast
Hang on, go a little diagram I did
See if that explains better
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can you see that one?
i've seen that, just didn't understand it. so let me summarize the two blue wires go to the 2 blue wires, same with the red, the two yellow go to one red and one blue - why is there a single yellow wire on one side? I don't attach to that
there are 2 yellows
one yellow connects to the red and blue on that one end
the other yellow connects to the yellows on the same end
ok, so does that mean, on the end with the 2 reds and 2 blues (light terminal) I connect the yellow to one of the red and one of the blue irrespective of each other ? meaning i don't have to worry about polarity?
No, the end with 2 reds and 2 blues does not connect to any yellow
that end connects just like the old one, to the 2 reds and the 2 blues
this would help me: how to connect this end 1 red, 1 blue 1 yellow; with this end 2 reds 2 blues? what is the wire pattern?
ok, on that end, ONE lamp has a yellow and red, the other has a yellow and blue, these are the wires connected to the sockets from the old ballast, is that not correct?
no one lamp has a blue, and one lamp has a red and yellow
somehow the yellow was removed ont he lamp with the blue then
they both should have a yellow
yellow on one side, blue on the other, the lamp socket has 2 places to connect wires
i understand, wierd, because I didn't rip out the other yellow wire...
yes, it is odd, without the yellow the lamp cannot operate
Maybe there was a jumper from one to the other?
explain this, i'll replace that terminal, terminal a - blue/yellow; terminal b - red/yellow; terminal c - 2 reds, terminal d - 2 blues : how do they get wired?
just plug a wire into it, no replacing needed
ok, tell me the wiring, please
terminal a - blue/yellow; gets one yellow from ballast to the yellow, one yellow from ballast to the blue.terminal b - red/yellow; gets one yellow from ballast to the yellow (same yellow as other connected to yellow), one yellow from ballast to the blue terminal c - 2 reds, gets the 2 reds from the ballast (doesnt matter which your choice) terminal d - 2 blues :gets 2 blues from the ballast (doesnt matter which your choice) how do they get wired?
the red and blue are sharing the same yellow from the ballast on the single red and blue wire end, they share the same yellow for their yellows also.
ok, I think I can do this , but just to recap - on the side with red/yellow; blue/yellow: yellow to yellow; yellow to red&blue; on side with 2 reds/2 blues, 2 reds to 2 reds; 2 blues to 2 blues?
that is correct, you have it
& it doesn't matter if the two terminal yellow go to a single yellow from the ballast, and same with the red blue?
Oh, you mean 2 yellow wires from the sockets connected to the single one from the ballast?
That is how its done, correct
thanks very much
one wire to 2 wires on the sockets