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I had been watching this on eBay for some time and finally decided to buy it. I'm pretty happy I did as it is a very cool historical novelty! I did connect it to see if it works....and as far as I can tell it does, as all of the outputs register voltages. The OCV is about 285v. The metal case lacks any date stamp or label but looking at the wires, I would say 60's easily.

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Feb 22, 2015 at 06:33 PM Author: Alights
wow Don, that is really cool! the ballast looks much like an older 100W MV ballast
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Feb 22, 2015 at 08:24 PM Author: rjluna2
Rapid start ballast?

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Feb 22, 2015 at 08:56 PM Author: icefoglights
That's very cool!

I'm guessing the date code would be on the missing cover.

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Feb 22, 2015 at 09:01 PM Author: don93s
Yep, this is a typical 2x40w HPF GE "Bonusline" rapid-start ballast. Also, I would expect the date to be stamped on the mount flanges but here they weren't.
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Feb 23, 2015 at 01:42 AM Author: themaritimegirl
Wow, this is sweet! Are you going to give it a full-blown test?

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Feb 23, 2015 at 03:21 AM Author: THEfluroKIWI
Cool!
I'm glad people put these sort of things up for sale so people like us can obtain them! So many times I've heard " I was going to throw it but thought I'd try my luck" to stuff I've bought

This is a super awsome find, we'll done
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Feb 23, 2015 at 12:38 PM Author: rjluna2
Thanks, Don

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Feb 23, 2015 at 04:07 PM Author: streetlight98
Wow very cool! So this is basically a ballast without the back. Is it unpotted or partially potted? Very cool to see the insides. Too bad ballasts can't be opened up easily to replace the capacitors, as they caps tend to be the death of even the best ballasts.

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Aug 07, 2015 at 04:36 PM Author: powertek4
I have a bounus line ..and i think it has PCB...
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