Joined: Mar 08, 2008 Posts: 244 Location: Kolkata,India
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:26 am Post subject: A weired electronic ballast HELP NEEDED
Today when I stepped into the aquarium room and switched on the two hitachi lamps to give Tetra Bits to thE fishes, one of the ballasts suddenly made a loud,bursting sound. Then a kind of gas started to come out of the ballasts. The ballasts are situated under the hood, pinned tightly to the pillars of my hood.However, 1 hour has elapsed now and the tubes are lit fine and there is no gas coming out of that ballast.The ballasts are Philips Sumo Electronic Ballast.Now can it cause problems like fire breakout etc or will it be okey ? For what can be the problem ? One clue I can give to you is that our water pump of the house was on.Previously 2 P/Filters have gone out because of switching 'em on and of when the pump was on.Can this be the same case for the ballast ???? HELP !
Joined: Jun 04, 2006 Posts: 97 Location: Chandigarh
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:36 am Post subject: Re: A weired electronic ballast HELP NEEDED
This has happened with me also. This happens when wires etc. gain moisture and when you turn on it then creates this situation. What I have done is that I have put a lot of tape on the lights connecting points and its all okay for last 2 years now.
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