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    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 10th Oct 16, 9:00 AM
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    Tube Starter Switch
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:00 AM
    Tube Starter Switch 10th Oct 16 at 9:00 AM
    Hi


    I have a knackered tube light in the garage. After weeks of thinking it was the tube (and replacing that) someone told me that the starter switch may have gone - the what I said?...


    Anyway I found the switch and it states 4-80W / 220V-240V - looks like its been in there for years. I was looking for a replacement at B&Q and only found 4-65W. Do I need a 4-80W or will any do?.....yes I am clueless !!!


    thanks
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    • YorkshireBoy
    • By YorkshireBoy 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
    4-65W will do a 5' fitting. 6' fittings require a 4-80W.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
    The starter needs to match the tube.

    http://www.diy.com/departments/bq-fluorescent-starter-switch-240v-4-65w/178032_BQ.prd

    Product Information

    A pack of 2 fluorescent starter switches suitable for 4-65W fluorescent tubes.
    Last edited by Norman Castle; 10-10-2016 at 9:31 AM.
    Too cool for school. Also too old for school.
    • aj9648
    • By aj9648 10th Oct 16, 9:34 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:34 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:34 AM
    4-65W will do a 5' fitting. 6' fittings require a 4-80W.
    Originally posted by YorkshireBoy


    The tube light is 5ft - I assume its what you meant?
    • YorkshireBoy
    • By YorkshireBoy 10th Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:35 AM
    The tube light is 5ft - I assume its what you meant?
    Originally posted by aj9648
    Yes it is.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 10th Oct 16, 9:56 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:56 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:56 PM
    If in doubt, the wattage of the tube is normally printed on the tube itself, near one end.
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