NOT WORKING? First aid for chameleons

NOT WORKING? First aid for chameleons

Even robust Chameleon® models can sometimes experience tough times. Knowing the most common issues and solutions can often save you time and money. Our short overview will help you establish the diagnosis and choose the best remedy.

LET’S TALK ABOUT SAFETY

  • Please switch off the electrical fly trap and unplug it before servicing.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Most PestWest pest control units have a series connected lamp circuit, meaning that failure of either one starter or one tube will prevent all of the tubes working.
  • UV fly traps fitted with electronic ballasts are self-starting, i.e., they do not require separate starters.

CHAMELEON RANGE: 1×2, 2×2 & UPL

SYMPTOMS, CAUSES AND REMEDIES

SYMPTOM POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY
Lamps not starting, no visible function at all. No Power to unit Check if orange ‘Power On’ indicator is illuminated. If not then check supply cord & fuse.
Chameleon Uplight only – Check rocker switch is in the ‘on’ position (illuminated).
Lamps/starters are not fitted properly or dislodged Check Lamps and starters are fitted properly – see instructions
Wrong Lamps or starters fitted Check Lamps and starters are the correct type
LAMP TYPE: 15-Watt PestWest Quantum® tubes
STARTER TYPE (in series): S2, FS22, H-2X
Defective lamp or starter Change lamps and starters
Defective ballast or wiring Repair or return to distributor
Lamps not starting, lamp ends glow continuously Defective starter Change starters
Lamps not starting, flickering due to starting attempts Lamp defect or at end of life Change lamps and starters
Lamp discharge is snaking (swirling) Impurities in lamp Operate lamp for 15 minutes then switch off and let cool down. Repeat if necessary.

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