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Old 08-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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I have an old advertisement clock with a circleline fluor. tube. It seems to be wired properly but blows the tube as soon as it's plugged in . I was wondering if the configuration on the 4 prong plug should be in any specific order. Thnx

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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What voltage is required? If it is a commercial sign it could be one of many different voltages. A four prong plug is not normal. It could be a part of a display item (top of a cooler for example)and the ballast was in the other half.

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Thnx for the response. It's a wall mtd clock , only 120v. with a 22watt circle fluor. tube.
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A 4 pin connector is standard for the Circline lamps.

It may be a bad ballast. Can you follow the harness to find the ballast?
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yeah turns out it was the ballast , thnx
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