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Old 02-22-2018, 10:51 PM   #21
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The thing that concerns me is that "supposedly" the "output" is to a male end, rather than a safer female socket. That's why I wonder if he doesn't have this thing all jacked up. Hopefully we'll get to find out if there's smoke or not, and I don't mean the type he's growing.
Just look at the market this crap is for. Not much of anything for it is manufactured to comply with UL or any codes or even common sense. Designed by a bunch of pot heads for pot heads.

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If you check continuity from the ground prong on the line cord to the prongs on that plug you should be able to see which is the ground. The other two go to the terminals on the socket, doesn't matter which is which. So all you have to do is identify the ground and you know the other two go to the lamp socket.

If you cut the plug off it looks like there will be a green ground and a black & white. Black and white goes to the socket. Green ground goes to whatever fixture you have holding that socket.

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Yes, thank you. You were correct, of course. It turned out to be very simple. I got it wired now.
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Just look at the market this crap is for. Not much of anything for it is manufactured to comply with UL or any codes or even common sense. Designed by a bunch of pot heads for pot heads.

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You have no idea what you are talking about. Are you drunk?
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Having dealt with other "grow light" equipment questions and seeing what's out there, that's the only conclusion a knowledgeable professional in the electrical trade can make. Because pot has been legalized here for some uses, some people want to cash in and become growers. So all the junk that was hidden previously in basements away from law enforcement now becomes legitimate.

What are you using it for?

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