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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:03 pm Post subject: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

 Hi  guys.   Need  help  with  some  lighting  equipment.
 
 I  happen  to  have  one  of  THESE.   The  adapter  is  for  110v  flat  pin.   I  want  to  replace  it  with  one  for  230v.   The  challenge  is  that  the  adapter  only  says  110v,  13w.   No  other  details.   I  have  tried  all  the  local  electrical  and  lighting  shops.   But  one  one  seems  to  be  able  to  help.   They  seem  to  get  aprehensive  about  making  any  suggestions  when  they  dont  see  an  ampere  rating  on  the  adapter.
 
 Any  inputs  on  what  I  need  to  get,  adapter/  ballast,  and  what  rating  it  should  be  would  be  great.   The  13w  bulb  that  came  with  the  fixture  is  at  the  end  of  its  life.   So  I'd  like  to  use  the  same  fixture  and  replace  it  with  a  11W  or  9W  PL-S.   More  importantly,  what  is  the  commercial  name  I  should  quote  so  the  shop  guys  understand  what  I  am  asking  for?
 
 PS:  I  was  able  to  get  a  ballast  that  was  designed  to  fit  the  standard  light  bulb  socket.   I  got  a  9W  bulb  to  test.   The  bulb  worked  when  connected  directly  to  the  ballast.   But  burned  out  when  I  connected  the  ballast  as  input  to  the  fluval  fixture  and  put  the  lightbulb  in  the  fluval.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:39 pm Post subject: Re: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  guys.   Need  help  with  some  lighting  equipment.
 
 I  happen  to  have  one  of  THESE.   The  adapter  is  for  110v  flat  pin.   I  want  to  replace  it  with  one  for  230v.   The  challenge  is  that  the  adapter  only  says  110v,  13w.   No  other  details.   I  have  tried  all  the  local  electrical  and  lighting  shops.   But  one  one  seems  to  be  able  to  help.   They  seem  to  get  aprehensive  about  making  any  suggestions  when  they  dont  see  an  ampere  rating  on  the  adapter.                

 
 You  can  probably  use  a  230  to  110V  convertor,  instead  of  changing  the  adapter.  Current  rating  of  convertor  really  doesnt  matter  much  as  13W  is  minimal  and  would  be  in  limits  of  most.
 
 
                                                 
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 Any  inputs  on  what  I  need  to  get,  adapter/  ballast,  and  what  rating  it  should  be  would  be  great.   The  13w  bulb  that  came  with  the  fixture  is  at  the  end  of  its  life.   So  I'd  like  to  use  the  same  fixture  and  replace  it  with  a  11W  or  9W  PL-S.   More  importantly,  what  is  the  commercial  name  I  should  quote  so  the  shop  guys  understand  what  I  am  asking  for?                

 
 They  are  called  PLC.
 
 
                                                 
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 PS:  I  was  able  to  get  a  ballast  that  was  designed  to  fit  the  standard  light  bulb  socket.   I  got  a  9W  bulb  to  test.   The  bulb  worked  when  connected  directly  to  the  ballast.   But  burned  out  when  I  connected  the  ballast  as  input  to  the  fluval  fixture  and  put  the  lightbulb  in  the  fluval.                

 
 Well  might  be  many  a  case,  or  due  to  the  non-matching  voltages.
 better  to  change  the  choke  to  a  230V  and  you  should  be  fine  to  use  all  local  PLCs  in  it
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:19 pm Post subject: Re: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

 Hi  Sai,
 
 Thank  you  for  your  inputs.   Yes,  I  have  been  using  a  230  to  110  transformer.   The  thing  is,  the  ballast/  adapter  of  this  light  fixture  does  not  work  with  the  standard   200  rs  transformer.   It  requires  the  high  power  transformer,  and  so  not  exactly  the  kind  that  you  get  a  whole  bunch  of  them  for  each  device.   I  got  tired  of  swapping  the  transformer  between  the  light  and  my  xbox     Smile  
 Since  the  fish  tank  light  is  more  permanent,  sort  of,  thought  I'd  swap  the  ballast  with  a  local  one.   When  I  configured  my  36w  PLL  light  setup  for  my  planted  tank  several  years  ago,  I  used  the  standard  tubelight  ballast.   I  was  hoping  something  similar  would  be  available.   The  UK  and  US  sites  do  list  such  a  ballast.   Not  indian  ones.
 
 Regarding  the  PLC  vs  PL-S,  I  agree  they  are  PLCs.   But  in  the  bulb  itself,  and  even  in  the  philips  website,  the  9W  and  11W  are  specifically  referred  to  as  PL-S.   No  idea  what  the  difference  is  supposed  to  be.   But  thought  I'd  stick  with  the  manufacturer's  nomenclature.
 
 That  said,  I  should  probably  post  a  picture  of  the  ballast/  adapter  that  the  light  fixture  uses,  to  give  a  better  idea  of  what  i  am  referring  to.   Will  post  one  by  tomorrow.
 
 Btw,  update  to  the  previous  post.   I  finally  checked  the  setup  after  yesterday's  minor  mishap,  and  it  is  the  ballast  that  has  burnt.   Not  the  bulb.   Any  suggestions  or  inputs  from  DIY'ers  regarding  the  possible  cause.  cant  be  a  case  of  short  circuiting.   I  had  insulated  every  wire  connection  individually  and  in  thick  layers  of  insulation  tape.   and  the  ballast  is  rated  for  up  to  18w.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:21 am Post subject: Re: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

 I  would  suggest  to  change  the  whole  set  of  ballast  and  bulb.  Just  ask  for  the  kind  of  bulb  you  need  and  the  rated  power  and  ask  a  suitable  ballast  for  the  same..  adapters  and  transformer  will  be  costly  in  the  end.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:31 am Post subject: Re: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

 Thanks  Nidhi.   That  is  exactly  what  I  am  trying  to  do.   Only,  I  am  trying  to  get  the  stuff  that  would  allow  me  to  fit  them  in  the  fluval  fixture  that  I  already  have,  so  that  I  dont  have  to  diy  a  whole  new  fixture.   But  I  am  having  a  hard  time  finding  the  kind  of  ballast  that  I  need,  and  the  shop  guys  are  simply  no  help  at  all.   All  they  want  to  do  is  sell  what  they  have  and  they  insist  that  it  is  the  only  product  in  the  market..
 
 Wassim  had  a  similar  query  and  he  has  posted  information  about  what  he  found.   I  am  hoping  to  use  that  and  do  some  more  searching  to  get  the  kind  of  ballast  that  Wassim  has  got.   Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:52 am Post subject: Re: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

 Johnny,
 I  think  you  are  trying  to  find  the  things  in  local  electrical  shops  where  they  have  limited  variety  of  stock..
 Don't  you  know  a  place  in  Chennai  where  whole  sale  dealer  shops  are  available,  or  where  there  is  a  lot  of  electrical  shops..
 for  example  we  have  100's  of  shops  in  BVK  Iyengar  road  for  all  our  electrical  needs  you  can  imagine..  there  must  be  something  similar  in  Chennai  too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 pm Post subject: Re: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

 Final  update:   I  got  what  I  wanted  at  the  local  electrical  shop  itself,  and  the  fixture  is  plugged  in  and  running.   :)
 
 For  anyone  else  following  this  thread  for  info,  ask  the  shop  guys  for  'CFL  Choke'.   Any  decent  sized  electrical  shop  has  them.
 
 Thanks  guys,  for  all  your  inputs  and  help.   With  your  inputs  on  what  to  look  for  and  lot  of  googling  on  what  it  it  is  called  in  the  trade,  it  was  as  simple  as  walking  in  and  asking  for  one.   And  the  box  itself  had  wiring  instructions  for  both  2  pin  and  4  pin  connectors.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:29 pm Post subject: Re: Need help - modify fluval110v fixture to 230v Reply with quote

 Nice  Johnny,  if  you  can  finish  by  providing  the  pictures  of  the  stuff  you  had  and  stuff  you  replaced,  it  will  turn  out  to  be  a  good  reference  for  others  struggling  with  same.
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