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Old 03-06-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
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Hello

Wonder if anyone can help.

I've just brought a flourescent light fitting. I want it to be connected to a cable for plugging into a standard socket, rather than fitted to a ceiling fitting.

Can anyone advice, what type of cable should I use and where should they come from on the block (shown with "?" on diagram. I am in Hong Kong, we use the British wiring standard.

I have attached a diagram of the set up, okay it's not the drawing standard of a Sparky but I think it covers everything.

If anyone can help, I'd be most grateful.

Many thanks

Josette
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All the ballasts we use in Canada have a drawing on them. It shows where to connect the line power.

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Hello

Wonder if anyone can help.

I've just brought a flourescent light fitting. I want it to be connected to a cable for plugging into a standard socket, rather than fitted to a ceiling fitting.

Can anyone advice, what type of cable should I use and where should they come from on the block (shown with "?" on diagram. I am in Hong Kong, we use the British wiring standard.

I have attached a diagram of the set up, okay it's not the drawing standard of a Sparky but I think it covers everything.

If anyone can help, I'd be most grateful.

Many thanks

Josette
Your English sounds like you are in the UK or Australia. So not many of us are familiar with the system and standards in place there. I can tell you where to put the wires, but what method of attachment is dependent on the local standards. Either way, you will need some sort of strain relief for the cord to keep it in place and avoid stress and abrasion on the conductors.

Get your self a 3-wire cord, brown, blue, and yellow/green. The blue wire attaches to the red terminal on the bottom in your drawing. The green/yellow attaches to the middle terminal, and the brown attaches to the top terminal.

Again, the electrical connection is important, but a secure mechanical connection is important too. Go to your local hardware and find a means to secure the cord mechanically to the light enclosure.
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Many thanks, that's done the trick.

All the best

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