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Hi, i bought a Fluorescent Batten strip light IP20, it said on the package 'Double insulated no earth needed'. i opened up the light and there were to wires the neutral and live.
I then wired these to a two cord cable and wired a plug on the end (no earth) with a 5amp fuse. i thought everything went smoothly but after about 30 mins i heard a loud POP and realised the fuse had blown. I put in a smaller 3amp fuse and so far it hasn't popped again. Is this the correct way to do this? im a novice at this kind of stuff but thought it seemed pretty straight forward. :dunno:


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:welcomeuhm: Just one thread per topic please. I've deleted the other.


Sorry I posted this in the very early hours of last night. Would it be possible to delete this post and repost it instead? As I think someone who could help me would see it during these hours?


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what size is it ? single or double tube ?, is it a normal tube or led ?


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Bob225 wrote:
what size is it ? single or double tube ?, is it a normal tube or led ?

Hi it’s 1226mm, single and not sure it’s led here’s the link https://www.diy.com/departments/colours-kensa-mains-powered-fluorescent-batten-strip-light-ip20/3663602761129_BQ.prd


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Nothing wrong with the wiring, I can only guess that there was a problem with the 5 Amp fuse that caused it to blow prematurely.

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