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Old 07-20-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Hello folks,

My fixture has 2 T8 lamps. The fixture and the existing 2-lamp ballast has 4 ports: one pair of blue wires, one pair of red wires, a port with a white wire and a black wire, and a port with blue, red, and yellow wires.

The replacement 2-lamp T8 ballast I bought from Home Depot only has 2 ports: one with a white wire and a black wire, and the other port with two blue wires and one red wire.

I am very confused on how this is supposed to work. My fixture has more wires than my new ballast (and even an extra color).

Your help will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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I hope you did not take apart the old ballast without writing down where all its wires were connected.

Is there any diagram or instructions with the new ballast?

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:25 PM   #3
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I hope you did not take apart the old ballast without writing down where all its wires were connected.

Is there any diagram or instructions with the new ballast?
I didn't take down the old ballast yet.

There is a schematic but it makes no mention on what to do with what would be my fixture's resulting extra yellow, blue, and two red wires. The new ballast is a GE Proline T8. Model number is GE232-120RES-DIY. If you scroll to the middle of the page you'll see the schematic which you can enlarge:

http://genet.gelighting.com/LightPro...DUCTCODE=71037

And here is my original ballast (note there are more wires, including a yellow wire):

http://www.sunparkelectronics.com/pr...roducts_id=349
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:33 PM   #4
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Some folks on another site were able to walk me through the solution and I got it working. In case anyone ever has a similar problem:

http://forum.doityourself.com/electr...ml#post1749454

Thanks guys, I appreciate your time.
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