Anyone familiar with how fluorescent 2 tube fixtures work?
After rearranging the shop, it was too dark. Decided to move a couple of disused fixtures from the barn breezeway into shop.
Disassembling them revealed mud wasps had been having a field day for the past 20 some years. Long story short, the fixtures no longer worked. Ballasts were hot as heck but tubes wouldn't light.
I have 1 of the cheapo Wally World plug in types that works, some times. End pieces the tubes twist into are oddly canted out and I cannot figure out how to straighten them. Thinking if I can get it to work every time I'll wire it in direct with the existing fixture wiring so they both operate from the wall switch. But...how do I figure out which wire of the plug is the neutral, wide blade or narrow? Ground is no-brainer.
Transportation limitations are such that I cannot run into town for the sure fix, thus I am here for suggestions.