How to wire Metalux 6-bulb high bay lamp.

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Old 05-11-16, 07:38 PM
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How to wire Metalux 6-bulb high bay lamp.

I am installing these Metalux 4 white T5 high bay lamps in our shop; the attached photos show the only directions that were given. The large ballast (lights outside 2 and inside 2 bulbs) shows how to wire 220V. The two bulb ballast only shows schematics for a 110V hookup. The three wire plug has a white, black, and grey with red striped wires. The two wire plug has just a white and black wire. I need both ballasts (all 6 bulbs) wired 220 V. Can anyone please give me directions on wiring both of these ballasts to 220V?

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Old 05-11-16, 11:44 PM
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I tried blowing up your pictures but lost to much detail. Please give us the model number of the one you think is 120 volts only.

Tech note you either have 120/240 or 120/208 not 110/220. If this is commercial there is an outside chance your light wiring is 277v.
 
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Old 05-11-16, 11:50 PM
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The ballast on the left is an Intellivolt ballast...... 120v-277v.

The ballast on the right is an Intellivolt H.O. ballast and is also 120v-277v.
On the H.O. ballast for four tube use.... connect gray/red to the black wire.

The white and black wires get connected directly to the 240v supply. There is no polarity.

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As you can see in the third attached photo, I have connected my 12-3 romax with their perspective colors in the larger ballast with the three plugs. When doing this the outside two and inside two bulbs lit up, leaving the middle two bulbs off. To clarify my initial question with the help of my clearer photos, how can I connect both of these ballasts to an incoming 12-3 romax so that all 6 bulbs light up when I flip the switch?

Thanks for any help!

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Old 05-12-16, 09:48 PM
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Do you mean 12-2 Romex, black, white, bare?
 
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Old 05-12-16, 09:53 PM
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Cut the plug off the second ballast and splice it to the first one.

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It looks three wire cable was run and the ground was cut off. The bare ground should be connected to the metal frame of the fixture.
 
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martinK: unfortunately I cannot help you with this but wondering if you could help me. I think these are the exact lights i will be putting up in my shop and I will be wiring 240 as well... i have a thread asking about amp draw on these lights and you may hold the answer.

1) where did you get these lights....lowes
2) If they are from lowes can you tell me what the amperes is on both of the ballast. This will allow me to wire my barn appropriately as I have some very long runs... it may also give you volt-amperes if so i can calculate the total amp draw but the amperes would be better if it list it on the ballast.

I will be keeping a close eye on this thread and please post back how you accomplished the task.

Hope all goes well.
 
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Old 05-21-16, 12:29 PM
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JGW, Mart never came back after his last post on the 12th so you may not get a reply.
 
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JGW.... I left you the answer to this question at your thread.
 
 

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