Raztaman1" Replacing Lamp Plug

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Old 11-28-11, 09:14 AM
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Raztaman1" Replacing Lamp Plug

Hi,

I'm new here and this is my first post.I didn't know where to post this question but I thought I'd post it on the first posting I saw.

I need some help as I just bought a outdoor light that uses a Halogen 50W GU5.3 12V bulb(Philips 12v Dichroic 50mm - GU5.3 MR16 - Halogen Light Bulbs new light doesn't have a plug yet but its a 2 wire light(brown-live & blue-neutral).

I want to connect a new plug but I'm not too sure if I should use a 2 pin plug or can I use a 3 pin Type G(Electricity around the world: everything about plugs, sockets, voltages, converters, etc. tried connecting a Type G plug and switched it on and the bulb exploded.

What am I doing wrong?My region is 240V 50Hz.

Can you please advise me?Thank!
 
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Old 11-28-11, 09:25 AM
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That bulb is 12V...if you connected it directly to line voltage...thats why it blew. Does the fixture have a built in transformer? I doubt it does. An electrical supply shop would probably be able to supply one.
 
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Old 11-28-11, 09:27 AM
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I'm new here and this is my first post
Welcome to the forums.
I didn't know where to post this question
When you have a new question use the POST New Thread link in the upper left to start a new thread. I have started a new thread for you this time.
 
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Old 11-29-11, 10:36 AM
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Yup,that's right.I did get a transformer and it working perfectly fine now.Thanks a lot!
 
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Old 11-29-11, 11:09 AM
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Glad you got it. Thanks for letting us know.
 
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