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Old 10-06-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Fluorescent lighting question

I swapped out a magnetic ballast to a electronic one awhile back ago.. Everything was fine (all 4 tubes worked) however maybe 3-4 weeks later the same happened just like the magnetic ballast two tubes stopped working and just two tubes still work.

Anyone have any ideas on what could be the issue with this?

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Old 10-06-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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Is this a 4-tube 4-foot fixture?

If so, did you shunt the sockets? Most electronic ballasts require the use of shunted sockets for proper operation....


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Old 10-06-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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Yes the socket is shunted.. Only thing I can't remember is what tube fixture is in it right now.. I think they are T8's and yes 4 tube fixture.
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