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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 06, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy flourescent light

i just bought a flourescent light to put in my shed and the thing came with no directions i got it all together but on the ballast it says to ground the ballast to something i have 2 wires black and white that come from the ballast i ran out of the fixture there is a green screw holding down the ballast to the fixture and then off to the side there is another green screw thu the housing of the fixture i know this hasnt anything to do with camaros but any help would be appreciated ..... do i just run my black and white wire to my power or what ?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 06, 09:32 AM
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Re: flourescent light

Black is hot, white is neutral, green is ground.

You need a solid connection from the green screw on the ballast to "ground" which would normally be your conduit, the shield on an armored (BX) flex cable, or the bare wire in a romex cable. If you're using romex, make sure the other end of that bare wire is connected too!





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Re: flourescent light

jim my shed is 25 feet behind my house i have outlet in back of my house i am planing on using extension cord for power so can i just run the ground from ballast to my ground on my ext cord ...this light will only be used if i have to go to shed at night its just a 8'x12' ft shed

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Re: flourescent light

Quote: I know this hasn't anything to do with Camaros...

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 06, 10:58 AM
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Re: flourescent light

Find a cord that has a 3-prong male end on it. Expired appliances make good donors. The cord should have a green, white, and black wire in it. The light should have a 1/2" knockout somewhere on the housing. Put a romex connector in the knockout, slide the cord through it and clamp it. Put the green wire on the green screw and wire nut black to black and white to white.

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