Circuit Wiring for Additional Garage Fluorescents

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Old 12-24-05, 05:42 AM
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Question Circuit Wiring for Additional Garage Fluorescents

OK guys - here is an illustration of the particular part of the circuit in the garage before and after - you can see the 2 additional fixtures on the right in the second pic basically nut'd into the first set of lights - is this the correct way to wire in 2 additional fixtures?:





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Old 12-24-05, 05:57 AM
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circuit wiring for additional garage fluorescents

I am assuming this is a dedicated circuit and it is protected by a 15 amp breaker. The wiring is correct, just make sure your connections are in junction boxes, or are within the casing of the fixtures, and make sure the wire nuts you use will take the number of wires you are bundling.

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Old 12-24-05, 06:37 AM
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My only comment is that you may have trouble getting three 14/2 cables into the junction box at the first light. Some lights have large boxes, others quite small. Some allow for cables to enter once, other have multiple openings.

You may have to consider wiring light to light to light to light, or adding a junction box near the first light to make those connections.
 
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I am assuming this is a dedicated circuit and it is protected by a 15 amp breaker. The wiring is correct, just make sure your connections are in junction boxes, or are within the casing of the fixtures, and make sure the wire nuts you use will take the number of wires you are bundling.
Thank you for responding Chandler...

This is not a dedicated circuit - does it need to be? If so why? Each fixture only draws about 1 amp (128 watts) The rest of the circuit are outlets in the living room where nothing is plugged in and the laundry room light and small fan.

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Old 12-24-05, 12:50 PM
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circuit wiring for additional garage fluorescents

No the circuit doesn't need to be dedicated for overload reasons, and it's no big deal. It is just that motorized equipment plays tricks on fluorescent lighting, making it flicker sometimes, especially when spooling up from a dead stop. I agree with Racraft to make sure the jboxes will hold the 3 wires without stuffing them in there. Usually the 4 bulb units have enough space in the removeable midsection to accomodate them, but entrance may have to be in one end and out the other with proper strain reliefs. Good luck with it. Nice drawings, too.
 
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