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Old 28-05-2007, 04:56 PM
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I got new bigger viv! Old one had a 15w tube with starter. Now got 3ft tube the number 10 version that everyone says is the best. My older starter still makes it work. Am I damaging the tube? Or is it not working to its maximum. Or are all the different starters a con to get us to spend more?

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Old 28-05-2007, 04:57 PM
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i dont quite understand, it should say on your starter what wattage it will handle. I put any and all length tubes in mine so long as it can handle the wattage.


Enless youve put a higher wattage in it should be fine. if youve put a higher wattage in and it's working then i would'nt keep it there, as safe as it may seem it could be a fire hazard and i would'nt risk it.
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Old 28-05-2007, 05:16 PM
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yes that wa my question! New tube is much bigger and has more watts. The sarter says 15w. So you think I should change it for new starter then?
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yes that wa my question! New tube is much bigger and has more watts. The sarter says 15w. So you think I should change it for new starter then?


Guide lines for wattages are usually there for a reason.
Put it this way, i would'nt like to leave the house knowing i have a high wattage bulb/tube plugged into a starter that is'nt ment to be used for it.
It's general health and safety.
We can shrug it off but we'd regret it when a fire breaks out.
I'd follow the wattage guides personally.
(i know it's a pain in the a** money wise)
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