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Specifically my flykiller device.

The existing arrangement is 2xT5 tubes wired in series (two starters, single ballast) and I had to replace the tubes. As a precaution I ordered starters too but these came as 240V devices, not the marked 130V that the device currently uses.

Purchasing the 130V starters is pointless given a new fly killer is only £23 (the two starters are £12 and same again for tubes).

Looking inside the killer I notice the tube wiring arrangement could be changed to parallel and the 240V starters would work (presumably) but this means using ONE ballast (which is rated for the two tubes). Is this allowable/workable or would I have to fit a second ballast?

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I had a lot of problems with fly killer starters, we ordered from RS components and putting it simple they did not work, I can't remember the units but we had bought some thing like an FS-11 starter and it needed something like a FS2 not actually those numbers but it caused a problem for us locating the starters.


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Well the starters are available but, as I mention, the prices being asked make it pointlessly pointless - I'd rather buy a new fly killer (£23.99 - and that's a delivered price).

But being not only a tightwad but also of a 'must-fiddle-with-it' attitude I was going to re-wire the device to squeeze a few more weeks out of it. Knowing my luck it'll probably go on forever!

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