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Wire connection from lighting ballast

Probably a stupid question.. I'm replacing the ballast in a flourescent fixture.. I understand what I need to do, but I can't see how to disconnect/connect the wire-ends into the bulb fixture? Does that make sense? I don't see any release tabs or buttons, etc to release the current wiring... I could cut them, but then how do I get the new ones in place? I assume I've just missed something obvious, since I am, literally, working in the dark!

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What you do is cut the wires from the old ballast that feed to the fixture end connectors then 'wire nut' the new ballast wires to the old wires.

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Use flash light or portable emergency light.

Talking about replacing the ballast. If it is a regular ballast flourescent fixture, cut the two wire connecting to it then wired them to the new ballast it could be interchangeable. Or new ballast always have two screw or four screw connecting terminal. I should be lead in - lead out.

But if your supply is 110V or (220V) - ground its better to connect the ballast after the hot wire(switch).

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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