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#1 dgasmd

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 09:33 AM

Reason I asked is because I ahd heard with the blulines people were having interferance with the X-10 stuff and some said an X-10 filter helped a great deal. Maybe you can try that on the ballast and see if it helps. Radio Shack sells them cheap.
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Posted 03 July 2003 - 09:08 PM

Guys,

I got my bulbs yesterday tried them and they work fine. They are 20k bulbs running on 400w MH electronic ballasts. Today I fired them while the TV was on and it creates some interference on the TV screen. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 09:55 AM

Alberto,

That was a helful answer. I went on Reef Central and found out a bunch of people having the same issues with Blue line and Ice Cap too, but none offered a solution. I'll give it a try.

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 09:36 PM

What kind of electronic ballast do you have?
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Posted 04 July 2003 - 10:14 AM

I used to have a problem with my Icecaps and TV interference.  Added a noise filter to the TV and it helped, but even better was making sure the ballast was on a different circuit than the TV.

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Posted 03 July 2003 - 09:38 PM

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 06:46 PM

OK, I went to RadioShak and got what they call an "FM Trap". Worked out very well, now the interferencew is almost nil.
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