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I think I blew up my DC8

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by xroads, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

    La Porte City, IA
    +1,014 / 6 / -0
    I just got the controller out of the box today.  First thing I do is plug my t5 into A01.  Sure enough I head a pop when I turned it on.  Then at the very end of the instructions is says not to plug in icecap ballasts into relay controlled outlets.
    Are these things repairable?
  2. Luukosian


    +1 / 0 / -0
    If you heard a pop it was probably either a fuse or a capacitor....hopefully just a fuse. Anything is repairable if you know enough. Any decent electronics repair shop could probably fix it for a decent price if you don't feel confident taking it apart.
  3. glaspie69

    glaspie69 Experienced Reefkeeper

    +41 / 2 / -0
    there should be a fuse on the end with the plug cord. If its not that you a1 is toast and no they cant fix them....i lost a plug randomly and got told i was out of luck.
  4. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

    +1 / 0 / -0
    I had a bad relay on mine and Curt at Neptune fixed it for $50. I would post the problem on their RC forum, he is very good about answering.
  5. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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    So you can't use Ice cap ballasts on them? What the heck!?

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