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Machine lighting

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:57 pm
by glittering-prize67
I have an old machine with a 30 watt ballast supplying 2 x 15 watt tubes. It has 2 starters in the circuit but I just cannot get it to work. I could put 2 ballasts in but it should work as is. Has anyone got any wiring ideas to make it work please?

Re: machine lighting

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:54 pm
by raj
Have you considered using low voltage LED strips instead, that way you can mount the transformer outside the machine... at least you won't get sued, or worse! :!:

Re: machine lighting

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:15 pm
by glittering-prize67
Thanks for that, but LEDs won't really shine through the glass. Anyway, I have now got them working properly and safely, so if anyone else gets stuck, I may be able to help.

Re: Machine lighting

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 5:49 pm
by howeinuk
I'm not a electrician but here goes - Some years ago I had a problem with the small strip fluros when renovating my juke box. I replaced the starters with FS-U, 4 -80Watt starters (typical large size fluro tube startes) that in theory should have worked, but didn't. I was advised to use S2, 4 - 22Watt starters and they worked OK. Maybe this your problem. Best of luck.