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Old 10-04-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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T5 Shop Light Wiring Orange Plug?


I recently bought some T5 lights. They can run from 110 to 277. The directions are non existent. They say "mount lights, wire, supply power to fixture". The orange plug has 3 holes in it, one is marked B for black, the hot wire, one is marked W for white, neutral, and then there is the grey wire with the red dots on it. What is the grey wire for? I was told to pigtail the neutral to the grey wire? I want to wire these lights to run 110.


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First thing is, delete that Macro zoom, and post a real picture showing the whole fixture, with the wiring to that plug. Because I threw my crystal ball against the pavement and broke it, from the last person that posted a "Where's Waldo" photo.

Macro zoom postings on web forums should be outlawed.

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Isn't there a wiring diagram on the ballast?
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There's no diagram anywhere and not one on their website either.

http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...dustrials.html
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The orange plug is a disconnect.
Do you have a 4 lamp or 6 lamp fixture?
The grey/red wire could be used as a switched hot to turn 2 more lamps on.
Put a cap on that wire and wire the black and white wire to your power.
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The orange plug is a disconnect.
Do you have a 4 lamp or 6 lamp fixture?
The grey/red wire could be used as a switched hot to turn 2 more lamps on.
Put a cap on that wire and wire the black and white wire to your power.
I have a 4 lamp fixture.
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Take another picture of the wiring and the ballast.
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Take another picture of the wiring and the ballast.
I will. They're 30 minutes away from me or I would take one right now. I do appreciate your help.
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I will check back later.

This is going into a home, right?
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I will check back later.

This is going into a home, right?
Yes. basically a metal building with half living and half shop. I can't believe there is absolutely nothing in the box or on their website about the wiring.
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Yes. basically a metal building with half living and half shop. I can't believe there is absolutely nothing in the box or on their website about the wiring.
One reason is they are meant to be installed in industrial applications, and therefore, the electrician should know how to wire them
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thats because the color codes could change depending on who the low bid manufacturer for whatever run of ballasts cooper bought a trainload of. if you take the fixture apart there will be a wiring diagram on the ballast itself
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With the high bay flourscent luminaire there are quite few diffrent ballast format so there is no standard pattern for it so the only surefire way is look at the ballast info sticker it will generally posted the wiring diagram and voltage and lamp type et numbers of lamp as well.

With that orange plug you posted in the photo that is luminaire disconnect plug which it is required in NEC code for hardwired appation { IIRC two codé cycle back }

For gris { grey } wire with red spot that useally used for either dimming useage or change the numbers of bulb actavtion { this will varies a bit but I know our European specs if use the North Américiane format in France the gris is switched to delamp { or dim } it to half numbers lamps }

Again just post the ballast model number et post the photo as well we will assit you more on it.

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I should have taken the light apart.

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That confirm my question and other electrician's question as well so you will have to hook that grey conductor on to get the other set of lamps on { gris to black }

That is two level ballast set up I do run into once a while but not very often.

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