where are all the electricians and sparkies at?
voltage, amps, and watts are different things PK and Farmer Ted, thanks though
Yes I am trying to troubleshoot and see if the ballasts are putting out the correct VOLTAGE. From what I have been told, my ballasts (at least the 5 that I tested) are putting out the wrong voltage. The vendor I bought them from is clueless and its their store brand.
The ballasts are running on 240 (239 measured with meter) but I think the ballast should have the same output regardless of the incoming voltage.
On my transformer, it says OCV 435-490 but i get 300 at the hood and ballast checked with a digital meter set to AC
For those that dont know, I have had numerous bulb failures. probably 12-15 in the last 4-5 months. All bulbs are from the same manufacturer so the next 5 are from a different manufacturer and the vendor wants to wait and see if these blow. I however would like to verify that the ballasts are running properly