hi everyone I need a little help i'm stuck in a dilemma Just got a mega-ray EB (60 watt uvb lamp)
but i now i finally have one (thanks to my girlfriend it was a birthday present)
i have some small problems tho 1-its American so i need a transformer to run it 2-it doesn't come with a kit as such i mean i have the lamp and a power pack or some think 3-i need some sort of lead to connect it all to.. 4-i now need a light reader gun to place it in the wright place
me and my girlfriend thought it would be a complete kit so my real questions are is there a complete kit on the market and would it be easier to send my one back and get a complete kit? or is there someone out there who can help me sort out what i have already?
if anyone remembers me from my last posts calibur is alot butter now his toe problem never got worse or better it just stayed the same i've seen the vet and he said it will never go down completely and as long as its not causing calibur any pain it would be best to leave it alone calibur is fine with it so i'm ok with it.
From the looks of it im guessing you'll need to use some sort of ceramic light socket and hook the two wires from the ballast to the light socket and plug in the power cord from the ballast into the outlet.
But im not too sure...
Did it come with any instructions?
Where are you from?
Can you take pictures of what you have?
If you can confirm that is the exact product then I will give Bob from www.Reptileuv.com a call and ask him.
I made an illustration to help you understand it better. Keep in mind that this might not be the right way to do it. But I know that the flurescent tubes are wired like this, because your light bulb and the fluorescents are both externally ballasted.
yep thats the one alright i got it from there as well it was ordered form the site early may it took along time to get here i think it got lost in customs tho. it never came with instructions as such just a to do and not to do sheet. i live in wiltshire in the UK so the two pin socket is a small problem but I'm not to keen to mess about with lights the could be set up wrong and my be hurt calibur or me. I'm guess a simple converter is needed.but its going to be a pain if i need to order a us ceramic socket and a us converter for the mains. i see there now a European version available now will that be a better plan than messing around with what i got now... also i read up ages ago that mega-rays are a pain to set up i thought i got to have a infra-red non-contact thermometer to set it up right and keep check on it. i hope any of this can help you Tengtou and thanks alot for offering to help me out,i know this bob guy is a legend and thats why i got this version and not the t-Rex one. i guess i just hope it would be alot simpler to set up than this but i know the results will be worth it. thanks again for everyone input.
Now I know where you are from I did some research and came up with this.
So you ordered a light bulb kit that is American, which uses a type A/B plug.
And if I am correct the United Kingdom plug is type G.
I was able to find a place where you can order a universal plug convertor. It will plug into a UK outlet and makes it so you can plug in almost any type of plug into it. That would be the converter you want to get.
Then you will need a step down transfromer to convert the UK 220v down to a American 120v. This will plug into the converter. Its rated at 200 watt max. Yor light bulb is 60 watts s0 then one should do.
The parts will cost you around 15 dollars or so then maybe another 20-25 for shipping inernational. you'll have to figure out what the shipping charges are once you checkout the items.
It's not too bad. If you are to return your product and get a new one (if you didnt destroy the package they might still let you return it) you'll probably end up paying the same price or even more, and have to wait twice as long. But its totally up to you to decide.
thanks thats a great help Tengtou great diagrams as well. i'll prob order every think that you linked for me. saved me alot of trouble, but i have kept all the packaging so i will call them and ask about a European version. and work out the cost then decide i think thats the best plan. i will let you know what i do soon. also do i need a heat reading gun?
You guys did great with the diagrams! Visuals make such a difference...:-)
A temperature gun is not necessary, but it is handy and the more gadgets you have the better you can control the environment. I love mine! I can spot check the basking area...and check the reading on Zair's hide, too.
i really can't thank you guys enough you have been a great help i e-mailed reptileuv on thursday so i'm just waiting for a reply before i decide what i'm guna do my iggy set up is fine and i'm in no rush to change it untill i have everythink i need first. i think i will get a gun to check on temps at some point. thanks again i will post when i hear from bob.