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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #165 on: August 16, 2018, 10:30:17 AM »
I've googled myself out, already,

I'm looking for a replacement that I can buy online (with delivery)
I don't care about the wattage etc... I just need something that will work and wont blow the ballast.

TIA!!
It might pay to go into a local, knowledgable hardware store.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #166 on: August 16, 2018, 11:28:58 AM »
I've googled myself out, already,

I have this bulb which I think is an "sylvania f34cw/ss"



I'm looking for a replacement that I can buy online (with delivery) and so far I haven't found an exact match, can anyone help me find a similar one. I found this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0165PE8CY/ but I'm not sure if it will match based on this Q and A: https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/TxM8Z5U7PM4GZL/ref=ask_ql_ql_al_hza

I don't care about the wattage etc... I just need something that will work and wont blow the ballast.

TIA!!
What was wrong with this one?  https://www.blocklighting.com/product/41467/f34cwsseco-sylvania-24596-34-watt-t12-fluorescent-g13-base-4200k?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgMWGxe_x3AIVT-DICh22HAmeEAQYAiABEgKKE_D_BwE

The ss tacked on the end of yours is probably for "supersaver".  So, too, the circled E on both of yours is probably for ECOLOGIC.  Theirs is just written out, as well.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #167 on: August 16, 2018, 04:57:10 PM »
It might pay to go into a local, knowledgable hardware store.
+1

or just homedepot.com

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #168 on: September 06, 2018, 08:43:51 PM »
Is it safe to plug a "plug in class 2 transformer" into a power strip?

Specifically, I want to know if I can safely put this into a power strip for long term?

Thanks!
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #169 on: September 06, 2018, 08:47:28 PM »
Inside? I don't see why not.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #170 on: September 06, 2018, 08:50:54 PM »
Inside? I don't see why not.

Yes, inside. I don't know, the plug is the heaviest I've ever seen for a plug. It's at least 1 pound and I hear horror stories occasionally of too many things connected in too many different ways that were not designed for it.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #171 on: September 06, 2018, 08:54:39 PM »
Yes, inside. I don't know, the plug is the heaviest I've ever seen for a plug. It's at least 1 pound and I hear horror stories occasionally of too many things connected in too many different ways that were not designed for it.
Probably well built. I don't see it drawing much current. Trying to find the input specs now.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #172 on: September 06, 2018, 08:56:41 PM »
Probably well built. I don't see it drawing much current. Trying to find the input specs now.

Does this help?

UL rated
Input: AC 120-Volt/60 Hz, output: AC 25.5-Volt/650 mA
For vertical or floor mount use only; use in dry locations only
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #173 on: September 06, 2018, 08:59:12 PM »
Does this help?

UL rated
Input: AC 120-Volt/60 Hz, output: AC 25.5-Volt/650 mA
For vertical or floor mount use only; use in dry locations only
That's what I found. Can't see it drawing much current.
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #174 on: September 06, 2018, 09:35:57 PM »
Is it safe to plug a "plug in class 2 transformer" into a power strip?

Specifically, I want to know if I can safely put this into a power strip for long term?

Thanks!
I didn't follow your link but sometimes  those heavy ones are screwed to the outlet

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #175 on: September 06, 2018, 10:04:23 PM »
I didn't follow your link but sometimes  those heavy ones are screwed to the outlet

This one doesn't have a screw and it's also not even three prongs so I guess it can't be that heavy duty
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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #176 on: September 07, 2018, 02:48:04 PM »
Question about wiring up a new 3-way switch to join up with two existing single pole switches (not replace).

Currently have Light Bulb #1 controlled by Switch #1 and Light Bulb #2 controlled by Switch #2. I want to add a Switch #3 that will control both Bulb #1 and Bulb #2 at once in a way that preserves the individual control of Switch #1 and Switch #2. Is this possible to do? Assume I have easy access to the existing wires and can easily run new wires from there.

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #177 on: September 07, 2018, 03:09:37 PM »
Question about wiring up a new 3-way switch to join up with two existing single pole switches (not replace).

Currently have Light Bulb #1 controlled by Switch #1 and Light Bulb #2 controlled by Switch #2. I want to add a Switch #3 that will control both Bulb #1 and Bulb #2 at once in a way that preserves the individual control of Switch #1 and Switch #2. Is this possible to do? Assume I have easy access to the existing wires and can easily run new wires from there.
How do you want switch #3 to control the bulbs? With three switches, there are 8 possibilities.
Please specify what you want the bulbs to do in each of the 8 possibilities.

Current configuration:
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 on

Proposed configuration (Please replace the question marks with what you want the bulbs to do):
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?

Or perhaps you want your new switch to have three positions, in which case there will be 12 possibilities:
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 center = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 center = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 center = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 center = Bulb #1 ?, bulb #2 ?

« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 03:14:28 PM by David R »

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #178 on: September 07, 2018, 03:16:54 PM »
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 off
« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 03:56:05 PM by yos9694 »

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Re: I need Electric Help... Any electricians out there?
« Reply #179 on: September 07, 2018, 03:32:39 PM »
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 down, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 on
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 up, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 off, bulb #2 off
Not making sense. Look at these two. Switch #3 had no effect.
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 down = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 off
Switch #1 up, Switch #2 down, Switch #3 up = Bulb #1 on, bulb #2 off

Do you want switch #3 to reverse the state of the bulbs (on/off) or to turn the bulbs on/off together no matter what their state is (on/off)?

ETA: I don't think the second part of my question is doable.


« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 03:43:33 PM by ChaimMoskowitz »
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