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Posted: 4/17/2010 2:47:15 PM EST
My buddy has a shop with a store front and he's trying to install a reused sign w/ individual letters on a gutter (~2' x 8'). It's intact except for the balast 120v input shows no polarity, IE Hot and Neutral.
What is the make up on these signs and are they polarity sensitive?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:55:34 PM EST
Where in CA are you?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:57:19 PM EST
On a transformer like that the polarity won't matter.





The signs themselves use various gasses and tube coating on the inner walls to produce different colors. Note that there may be a fair amount of mercury vaporized and sometimes rolling around usually at the ends of the tubing.
-Foxxz

 
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 3:03:10 PM EST
Quoted:
On a transformer like that the polarity won't matter.


The signs themselves use various gasses and tube coating on the inner walls to produce different colors. Note that there may be a fair amount of mercury vaporized and sometimes rolling around usually at the ends of the tubing.


-Foxxz  


Thanks Foxxz - Appreciate it.

Standard: Ventura, CA
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 3:03:55 PM EST
A/C is alternating current, 60 cycles(Hz). The sign wave ... nevermind.

It does not matter on the "hot" or grounded conductor(nuetral) connections on the sign.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 3:12:13 PM EST
Quoted:
A/C is alternating current, 60 cycles(Hz). The sign sine wave ... nevermind.

It does not matter on the "hot" or grounded conductor(nuetralneutral) connections on the sign.


Link Posted: 4/17/2010 9:28:22 PM EST
oh snap.
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