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the wire going to the ballast looks like a ground wire.


Is that a normal thing? Why isn't it internal with the rest of the plug? Just asking because I got this used but was supose to be a like new never used setup. The topper is the fixture had a little damage to the end. I have sent the seller a email.(flame)




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Do you think the previous owner made his own GFI circuit?



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Thanks guys for the replies. Seller got back to me. Yes, it is a off brand (copy version of Galaxy brand) Seller had a Electrician at work wire it up? Ballast came with no plugs is the reason for the speaker wire add-on (ground). As for the damage. That was done by UPS. Seller had pictures of it before shipping (just in case and you could see the box damage) I was able to realign it and you can't even tell. I fired it up yesterday and it worked great. For the money I'm happy. Maybe in the future I'll upgrade the Ballast.

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