View Full Version : fluorescent light flickers every couple seconds when it should be off
07/05/2005, 11:30 PM
I have a fluorescent bulb from Home Depot on my fuge and there will be a flicker of light every couple seconds when it's turned off. I asked about this a while ago and I was told to cut a wire on the x10 module, which I did, but it doesn't help. What else can I do?
07/06/2005, 07:52 AM
Depending on which x10 module you have you may have to break 2 circuits. I had the same type of issues on my nano tank with a pc light on it. What module are you using?
07/06/2005, 09:36 AM
yeah, according to Curt there are two circuits to cut. Here is a quote from another thread.
"- Follow the instructions on our website to disable local control in the module. Here's the link http://www.neptunesys.com/hardwareFAQ.htm#LOCALCONTROL. . Also you'll want to cut the lead on the diode (black cylinder w/ white band) in the lower left hand corner.
07/06/2005, 10:17 AM
I have the AM 466 module (not the pro module). So, do I cut the diode lead that I boxed out in red?
07/07/2005, 08:31 AM
I have always cut that bottom one. I belive it is the local control for that model.
05/20/2006, 09:24 AM
Thanks for keeping the picture posted. I was having the same problem and only cutting the jumper did not help. Cutting the diode in the corner solved the problem!
01/14/2007, 01:51 PM
Thanks again for the info. I had to mod another one today for a new refugium light.
01/14/2007, 02:03 PM
No, problem. Thanks for saying thank you!
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