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deadrose

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The MH pendant I bought from Paparex is acting up on me... it starts to fire and then about 30 seconds in it quits. I've only been using it a couple weeks :-(

Does anyone know what would cause that particular action? Is it the bulb? The ballast? Starter? What?? I have nothing for backup yet, even my ballast for my actininc isn't wired up yet.

(and of course, this being Vashon island, my local options are slim to none)

*mope*

However, on a good note, I have a cleanup crew in and they're doing fine.

Heidi
 

Paparex

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Aug 11, 2003
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Bothell Wa.
noooooo

I would take it apart and check or clean the conection between bulb and conection. It was in storage for 4months but was working just fine before that.
 

deadrose

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It finally stayed lit after a dozen or more tries. Will take it apart tonight, or early tomorrow, see if the contacts are dirty.

Thanks!
 

Doug1

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Aug 1, 2003
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Southern Oregon
One trick I found with MH mogul sockets. Jeff gave me a ballast and fixture and Alice gave me a bulb, when I put them together no light :(
A couple people told me, UNPLUG it ahd take something to pry up the metal contact in the bottom of the socket,, I like the little pich doohickies with plastic handles, since that is the hot contact. Actually I think I unplugged the mogul wiring from the ballast. I am not fond of electrical shock and worry about discharging the ballast capacitor, FWIW
 
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