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Rufus Brown

T5 unit not working

Hey guys so I plugged my T5 in yesterday after 12 months inactivity and every time I switch it on its tripping the electric .

All the bulbs are working I think and connections in the plug are all secure any ideas what could be causing it ?

 

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Anybody got an idea what could be causing the problem ?

Don't really want to replace all the bulbs if the unit is fooked 

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Have you checked the connections on the bulbs? I didn't use my T5 for ages, and then it didn't work when I eventually fired it up again....turned out the bulb connection pins had corroded, so replaced them with a pair of new bulbs and works good as new now.

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2 hours ago, Rufus Brown said:

Anybody got an idea what could be causing the problem ?

Don't really want to replace all the bulbs if the unit is fooked 

 

When you say tripping the electric I assume its an RCD and that means you have leakage to earth i.e theres a short somewhere

 

Changing the lamps will not stop it tripping, it should be able to be energised with no lamps so take the lamps out (It will stop you breaking them) and open up the unit (without any power!)

 

Look for loose/damaged wires starting with the power lead

 

If its a magnetic ballast you will probably be able to fix it relatively cheaply if it is electronic and no loose wires then you will have to replace the whole lot but you need to get the part number so open it up is what you need to do

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When you say tripping the electric I assume its an RCD and that means you have leakage to earth i.e theres a short somewhere

I was wondering if it had been stored somewhere damp and that was tripping the breaker

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I stored it behind a box in a cold bedroom so could well be the problem .

 

Will take all the bulbs out and open it up to check all ok inside then leave it in a warm place for a few days to dry it completely .

Fingers crossed and it works again 

 

Thanks for the help 

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mate what about giving it a run over with a hair dryer as well 

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19 minutes ago, Jimboo said:

I was wondering if it had been stored somewhere damp and that was tripping the breaker

 

Its possible, damp equipment usually dries its self out when you try to power it, just give it a few goes!

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