This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. We are after as many aquarium plant images that we can get, doing so will assist us in completing the aquarium plant database.

    https://barrreport.com/threads/aquatic-plant-images-wanted.14374/
    Dismiss Notice

Changing an ATI ballast

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tom Barr, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    18,694
    Likes Received:
    728
    Local Time:
    8:13 PM
    This was a PITA. Fortunately, they shipped a new one ASAP.
    There is no manual or wiring diagram in the web site or the paper work however.

    I got the light apart fine, but then knocked on of the rubber push up plugs on the fans, now it sits down and away from the top lip.
    I took the hot(Black), neutral (white) and the ground(green) off and they use metal sleeves to the tips of the stripped wires.
    Nice in a way, but then one of the sleeves stayed lodged in the wiring clip. I spent about an hour with some dental tools trying to fish it out since it blocks the reinstalling on the wire.
    Never did get it out. Managed to wedge it over to one side and got the clamp to stay and keep the wire in place. I got lucky there.
    Slipping the frame back on, I took off one of the rubber button feet on the dimmer computer. SOB.

    Checked it before screwing all the stuff back together and after I got it back together.
    There's a few things I left out, but it was not a fun repair.

    So if you need advice on how to repair ATI fixtures, let me offer these links for some helpful tips, while they did help me, be carefull of those fans and the dimmer rubber buttons:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VThnqtaghbc

    My next project:)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQI_rRq3xUU
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice