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Helvar Dual Wattage Ballast for 50 or 80w Mercury Lamps

Helvar Dual Wattage Ballast for 50 or 80w Mercury Lamps

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Here you see a Helvar E80/50 LU 230/240V Dual Tap Dual Wattage Magnetic Ballast for either a 50 or 80 watt Mercury Vapour Lamp, the end user has the Choice of using either a 50 watt MBF/U Mercury Lamp example in a Small Bulkhead Fitting, Bollard etc. or for Industrial Areas, Floodlights Amenity and Street Lighting, the End user can use the 80w Tapping and use a 80 watt MBF/U Mercury Vapour Lamp.

This Ballast is Dual Wattage too for use on Continental Europe where the Voltage is 230 volts 50Hz and the UK and Ireland where the Voltage is 240 volts 50Hz.

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Manufacturer:Helvar
Model Reference:E 80/50 LU 230/340V
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapour Lamps
Base:Push Fit Terminals
Fixture
Fixture Type:Industrial, Commercial, Amenity, Area, Security, Flood & Street Lights
Ballast Type:European Dual Wattage Mercury Ballast
Arm Type:Mounted on within Gear Boxes or Fittings
Location:Personal Collection
Electrical
Wattage:50 or 80 watts
Voltage:230 or 240 volts 50Hz
Current:0.62 or 0.80 amps (Lamp)
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Finland
Fabrication Date:2000's
Application/Use:Indoor/Outdoor Lighting

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Jan 12, 2018 at 11:04 AM Author: MissRiaElaine
That's useful, I could do with one that does 80/125W though..!

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Jan 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM Author: Beta 5

That's useful, I could do with one that does 80/125W though..!

Heres the one I used in my Holophane Wallpackette.
https://www.bltdirect.com/helvar-125w-hpmv-ballast

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Jan 12, 2018 at 11:36 AM Author: MissRiaElaine

Heres the one I used in my Holophane Wallpackette.
https://www.bltdirect.com/helvar-125w-hpmv-ballast

The printing is a little hard to read on that picture, but it looks like 50/80W (same as the above photo) rather than 80/125W..? If it's a stock photo, I wish they wouldn't do that.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 11:51 AM Author: Beta 5

The printing is a little hard to read on that picture, but it looks like 50/80W (same as the above photo) rather than 80/125W..? If it's a stock photo, I wish they wouldn't do that.


Yes looks like a stock picture.
Yep its annoying when they do that, I want to see a proper picture or the actual product I'm getting, not just a generic picture of something that is similar, or a picture taken from the manufacturers brochure.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 11:54 AM Author: MissRiaElaine

Yes looks like a stock picture.
Yep its annoying when they do that, I want to see a proper picture or the actual product I'm getting, not just a generic picture of something that is similar, or a picture taken from the manufactures brochure.

This is why I don't particularly like shopping online (although my recent bank statements with more than a few "Paypal transaction" entries on them might make you believe otherwise ).

I really do like to handle and inspect what I'm buying, especially if it's a high value item.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 11:56 AM Author: Beta 5


This is why I don't particularly like shopping online (although my recent bank statements with more than a few "Paypal transaction" entries on them might make you believe otherwise ).

I really do like to handle and inspect what I'm buying, especially if it's a high value item.


Yes its always nicer to see the product in person (and there is no waiting for delivery & lamps getting broken in the post), but the trouble is finding stuff like this now to just buy in a shop, buying online is mostly the only option.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 12:29 PM Author: Beta 5
Where did you get this, Colin?

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Jan 13, 2018 at 04:14 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Hi Ria

I have sent you a Personal Message

Hi Thomas

Bought it off e-bay for £11.90 including Postage
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Jan 13, 2018 at 04:19 AM Author: Beta 5
Thanks Colin, Does the seller have nay more, or was it just a one off item they were selling?

I'll look out for one, as I will be getting a 50/80w MBF ballast at some point, as I have a flat glass SGS203 which is missing its gear tray, and I want to convert it to 50w MBF, but having a dual tap 50/80w ballast would be handy, as I only have 2 50w lamps, so I could always change the tap to 80w if needed, as I have more 80w lamps.

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Jan 13, 2018 at 04:26 AM Author: funkybulb
Hey Collin what is mesurements on these ballast
If not too wide these can be used American fluorescent fitting to run 58 watt fluorescent
Or full power 80 watt tubes.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Jan 13, 2018 at 04:52 AM Author: Beta 5
According to BLT, these 50/80w chokes are H=46mm W=54mm and L=114mm

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Jan 13, 2018 at 05:01 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
It was a 1 off as the seller seems to list Toys, Games Action Figures, etc.
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Jan 13, 2018 at 05:02 AM Author: funkybulb
This would fits the American ballast channel easly esp with older American Fluorescent fittings
Having up 8 foot strip lights to make a 5 foot fitting.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Jan 13, 2018 at 05:15 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Yep these are nice compact Ballasts, they are the only one that fit the Holophane Wallpackette Lights, etc, yes they are even smaller than some old Fluorescent Ballasts,

Yes you can use it to run the old 5ft 80w Fluorescent Tube as they run at 106 volts 0.85 amps, and the 5ft 58w T8 and 65w T12 Fluorescent Tube as they run at 110 volts 0.67 amps. and the 6ft 85 watt T12 Fluorescent Tubs as they run at 120 volts 0.8 amps and the 6ft 70w T8 Fluorescent Tube, as they run at 128 volt 0.70 amps.
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Jan 13, 2018 at 05:23 AM Author: funkybulb
Are there more of thesse ballast going around on Ebay?

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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