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General Chat => Technical Area => Topic started by: simplesi on January 24, 2012, 10:37:22 AM



Title: Marquee Lighting
Post by: simplesi on January 24, 2012, 10:37:22 AM
I'm having problems with fixing the lighting on my Space Invaders Part 2 upright. I have replaced the tube, starter and the ballast... still nothing. Can anyone help me please? What am I doing wrong?

I have made sure that I am using the correct voltage (110v), and bought my ballast from Oliver Starmann in Germany. He's the guy that supplies American Jukebox supplies. Nice guy.

Any help is would be appreciated.

Si


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: Superully on January 24, 2012, 04:28:15 PM
are you sure you're feeding 110V into the fixture? have you measured voltages?


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: simplesi on January 24, 2012, 10:24:57 PM
I read what was on the old ballast and replaced it. I don't have a multimeter... perhpas I should learn how to use one. What's your advice?


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: Superully on January 24, 2012, 10:35:50 PM
defintely get yourself a multimeter and check the voltages. who knows what you are feeding into that lighting fixture ...


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: Belike on January 24, 2012, 11:18:48 PM
Yeah, maybe you have a cut or disconnected  wire, you can easily check it with a multimeter.


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: simplesi on January 24, 2012, 11:29:32 PM
Will do!

Thank you guys!


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 25, 2012, 07:30:56 AM
here a basic guide  Si  ;D

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Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: simplesi on January 25, 2012, 08:54:44 AM
Brilliant Etienne. I like the phrases "it wasn't me" or "it was like that when I got it". Can you guys recommend a multimeter? I don't think I've messed it up by replacing like for like.  :-\


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: Superully on January 25, 2012, 12:15:55 PM
Can you guys recommend a multimeter?

see here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1811.0)! that chinese fluke version is wonderful!!!


Title: Re: Marquee Lighting
Post by: speleo_de on January 25, 2012, 02:13:14 PM
Is the starter confirmed to be suitable for 110V and your wattage?