How do i remove a ballast
ballast--- -usually a ballast transformer used in flouresent lights to turn 120 volts ac into 2000 or 3000 volts ac at a lower amperage. the ballast transformer has 4 nuts ,one at each corner for physical mounting .2 wires for the ac line cord and 4 wires for the flouresent tube. wires are connected together with wire nuts that can be pulled off the wires while unscrewing the wire nuts.
make a picture of what color wires go where,take wires off one at a time and make pictures. the wires are not interchangable and must go back exactly where they came off from or the unit will never work again.
many ballast transformers have an electrical diagram showing where the wires go. you may need a magnifing glass to see it well enough read it. Please study the diagram and understand it before you begin disassembly.
WARNING: You must make sure that the electriic cord is unplugged or the circuit breaker on the OFF POSITION
with the electricity on ,you can be electrocuted by either the 120 volts ac or the 3000 volts ac that means crash,burn and fry.
so de-energize first.
The replacement ballest must be rated for the wattage of the flouresent bulbs ,the length of the flouresent bulbs and the diameter of the flouresent bulbs. that are in the lighting fixture. the flouresent bulbs also have their own make and model numbers.the model numbers of the bulbs are standardized throughout the industry. The model number of the flouresnt bulbs that a ballast will work with is on thw ballest sticker, on the cardboard box and on the directions.the salesman in the flouresent ballest [lamp] section at home depot or lowes should also be able to help you.
Sep 08, 2012 |
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