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    Power Compact EndCaps???

    Hello Guys,

    I am building a new Canopy for a 10G tank (Will post pics soon). I plan on having a 70W MH + 21 or 36W Coralife Straight pin Actinic PC. My problem is I can't seem to find some endcaps for these. I did already PM Ivan (Waiting for an answer). But if he can't get them, does anyone know if this can be wired directly like T5? or where I can found the Strainght pin Endcaps.

    Hellolights have them but I beleive they will not ship to Canada.

    Exactly what I am looking for is: CF Plastic 2G11 Straight Pin Endcap (German Style)


    See pic for more details

    thanks for your help guys.

    Buckaroo

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    JL Aquatics

    http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/s...t_ID=pc-zecapg

    JL Aquatics has them. $14.95 each. They ship to Ontario with great shipping rates, purchase over $200 and shipping is free. Usually UPS shipping too. If Ivan does not have something, I buy from JL Aquatics.

    Matt

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    oh and also, yes they can be wired straight to the pins like a T5. I just added 2x65W PC actinic to my Giesemann fixture using the female spade connector from canadian tire... 8 of them cost me $3 and just wired these up to my WH5 ballast. If you need any help with the wiring just let me know.
    Matt

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    found some in Ottawa

    Thanks for your help Matt,

    I did find a source (not confirmed yet). Buchanan Lighting in Ottawa SAYS he has some...

    I'm getting y bulb this week and will go over to see if they have the needed parts.

    If not, I will wire directly and YES I will need you help with this

    thanks again

    Remi

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    Wiring...Straight pin.

    Ok guys,

    I'm Hoping someone knows how to wire the WH3 to my Endcap...Which is an Straight pine Actinic.

    Matt hope your there

    I have 2 red wires and 1 yellow... If this helps.

    thanks

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    wiring diagram

    Hey... here I am as promised...

    So you are going to be using this wiring diagram used for WH3. Are you hooking up one bulb or two?

    http://www.fulham.com/images/WDgifs/wire2.gif

    Basically, when lying flat... the yellow wire must be connected to two pins (both left pins or both right pins) and you do this by just splicing two wires to the single yellow wire of the ballast and attaching them to the two pins. You will only be using one red wire per bulb. Check the maximum power rating of the WH3. Anyways, you take one red wire per bulb... and do the same thing as the yellow wire but for the other two pins (again either both left pins or both right pins (opposite of the yellow wires)).

    Hope this helps.

    Matt

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    We Have light....

    WOW....

    Did not think 36W of Actinic was this bright...

    Well over 10G it is anyway

    thank you Matt for your help.

    Remi

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