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50 WATT MERCURY VAPOR BALLAST!!!

50 WATT MERCURY VAPOR BALLAST!!!

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I got this thanks to Wide-Lite 1000's link.

EDIT: I tested this ballast with a Sylvania 50 watt mercury vapor lamp and it's MUCH brighter than on an F40T12 ballast.

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Light Information

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Manufacturer:Universal
Model Reference:1010-236R-C-TC
Lamp
Lamp Type:50 watt merc
Filament/Radiator Type:Probe Start
Base:Medium Screw Base
Shape/Finish:ED17
Fixture
Fixture Type:HID
Ballast Type:Magnetic
Socket Type:E26
Electrical
Wattage:50 + Ballast Losses
Voltage:120 or 277 Volts (Primaries of Ballast)
Current:0.6 Amps (120V) or 0.24 Amps (277V)
Optical
Lumen Output:Very bright
Lumen Efficacy:Higher than DOE thinks
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:April 1990
Application/Use:Powering a 50 watt merc

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Dec 24, 2018 at 11:58 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
That's what you call a "F-Can" ballast. Nice find!

Lights are awesome!

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Dec 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM Author: Alights
wow this is a rare one

Magnetic ballasts and old school electronic only zone!  No T8 instant start

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Dec 25, 2018 at 12:56 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Wow I've never seen such a ballast before, thats the score of the year right there. Extra points thats its F can and HPF.
The part where it says you can have an incandescent lamp hooked up as a standby lamp is very interesting.
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Dec 25, 2018 at 04:34 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Wow I've never seen such a ballast before, thats the score of the year right there. Extra points thats its F can and HPF.
The part where it says you can have an incandescent lamp hooked up as a standby lamp is very interesting.

I think it means if you have 277V as the input voltage you can use the 120v wire as an output to light a 50 watt max incandescent lamp.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Dec 25, 2018 at 04:40 PM Author: Fluorescent05
There is one more of these in a different listing. Here it is. No fighting over it!

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Dec 25, 2018 at 06:27 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Id get it but i got a 39w MH as my ballast so im covered
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Feb 07, 2019 at 06:02 AM Author: Fluorescent05
What kind of box would keep this dry for outdoor use?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Feb 08, 2019 at 04:47 PM Author: Fluorescent05
One question about the incandescent standby lamp: Does it run when the ballast is powered on regardless of whether the mercury lamp is working or does it only turn on when the mercury lamp is not working?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Feb 08, 2019 at 04:55 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Give it a try! I havent seen anyone else who has one of these on the gallery

Edit: I realized you cannot try it unless you have 277, sorry.
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Feb 08, 2019 at 05:02 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Give it a try! I havent seen anyone else who has one of these on the gallery

Edit: I realized you cannot try it unless you have 277, sorry.

I don't have 277v.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Feb 08, 2019 at 05:10 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Although its cool that your ballast says its ok to hook up a lamp to the 120v lead on the label. It should be able to be done to any multi-tap ballast. I might have to try this myself.

I could get out an older 400w MH ballast thats multi tap. I'll connected 120v to it as normal and I should hopefully get 277v out of the 277v lead. I could then connect that 277v output to the lead of a smaller multi tap ballast, like my 35w MH one for my 40 MV lamps. I'll then wire a 40w incandescent to the 120v tap on my 35w ballast. and see what it does. My multimeter will be used to confirm voltages of course.
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Feb 08, 2019 at 07:01 PM Author: sol
Running a 120V lamp on the 120V tap is only required when the line voltage is above 120V. It is normally used with a special relay that shuts if off when the HID is lit. The 120V tap is not designed to run a lamp continuously. On 120V systems, the standby lamp, if used, is wired directly into the mains.
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