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Saturday, 6 February 2010

THE ELECTRICS











The electrics for this trap are quite simple. You will need :-
2 x Sylvania CF 11W/BL350 lamps, or equivalent
2 x lampholders to suit (this can be a bit tricky so a visit to the local Electrical Wholesaler may be necessary) These lampholders have a centre fixing hole at the base.
2 x Tridonic EC9 ballasts (Again, the local wholesaler)
1 x 100mm x 100mm x 50mm adaptable box will neatly house the ballasts.
1 x 13amp plug top and flexible cable
1.00 mm twin lighting cable to supply the lampholder. This is used because it has solid copper cores which push into the lampholder spring clip terminal. Multi stranded flexible cable is not strong enough to push into the lampholder and will bend.
The whole thing is fixed to a frame which straddles the trap and the lamps are positioned over the centre of each funnel. I have high hopes for this device and think the retention rate will be higher than the skinner, however, the capture rate will probably favour the skinner.




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