Using 230V Aussie Halogen Fixture in USA


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Old 01-11-07, 07:22 PM
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Cool Using 230V Aussie Halogen Fixture in USA

A customer purchased a 3-lamp halogen fixture on Ebay and asked me to install it. This fixture has no ballast of any kind only 3- 40w halogen bulbs and a certification sticker from Australia indicating it's suitability for 230 volts. The only noticeable difference is that it's branch wiring to each socket appears to be a 22 gauge [maybe 24] but it's not marked; just a smaller gauge than I'm accustomed to.

There is no brand name. I have no way of knowing if it originally was supplied with a ceiling mounting base assembly containing additional step-down transformer[s] etc. It appears to be a standard center-ferrule mount.

Any recommendations? Thank You!!

jbuck,

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Altering a light fixture for use in a residence that is not UL approved for the appllication is dangerous. We are really here to be helpful but I along with many other electricians would not feel comfortable or safe in giving advice on a practice that is unsafe to you and your potential client.
 

Last edited by ElectricalMan; 01-11-07 at 08:51 PM. Reason: personal and/or commerical gain, could be harmful to end client
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Old 01-11-07, 07:36 PM
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is this a residential application?
 
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Old 01-11-07, 07:46 PM
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You have two issues.

First you cannot use a 230 volt light in a residental application in the US.

Second, this is a DIY forum. If you are installing a light fixture for a customer, this is NOT A DIY QUESTION........

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