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#51991 05/17/05 07:56 PM
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The photo cell had a plastic disconnect for quick repalcement of the bad cell. The neutral on this plug was bad. it was on the pole side of the photo cell not the photocell side, so no matter how many I replaced it still didn't work. You guys had some good guesses there. I tested the splices but never on the plastic connector. I felt so stupid because I called the maufaturer and chewed them out for the poor quality of there product, but it was jsut the connector.
Thanks for all the posts.

#51992 12/25/05 03:25 PM
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NJ Wireman and E 57

Have seen that too, on fault finding that the lamp was too close to the lightcell, hence 24 hr lights.

Black tape left on. Done it once myself. While checking a SL cct i was called out to a substaion fault and forget about the black tape. 2 weeks later ?? [Linked Image]

If the cells are reversed wired load side to line side the lights come on , go off for 4 minutes and go back on and so on.

The one we use here have a bimetallic strip and a heater resistor in them.


The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
#51993 12/25/05 06:49 PM
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Could be an FM problem.
"Freakin magic"

#51994 12/26/05 11:57 PM
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My guess was going to be different color coding leading to miswiring.

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