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50 or 60 hz magnetic ballast ? 1 x F40T12

50 or 60 hz magnetic ballast ? 1 x F40T12

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An ebay listing. It is rated for 50 or 60 hz and it also has a high OCV. Is this a magnetic ballast ?

It looks like it may be a great ballast for cooking EOL lamps lol, if it is magnetic, I may buy one or two

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Jan 10, 2019 at 01:10 PM Author: suzukir122
That really does look like a magnetic ballast! 350 OCV... first time I've ever seen an F40T12 single lamp ballast with
an OCV that high. And... this is DEFINITELY the first magnetic ballast I've ever seen with a 50/60hz option... only one way to find out.

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Jan 10, 2019 at 06:10 PM Author: sol
Magnetic. See here. The specs seem to be different depending on used frequency.

Otherwise, you might try to dial 1-800-BALLAST to see if someone will answer...
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Jan 11, 2019 at 07:23 AM Author: DieselNut
Sweet!

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
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Jan 11, 2019 at 07:33 AM Author: suzukir122
So does anyone know if there is such thing as a two lamp version of this? Knowing Ebay, and all the rare ballasts I've
found on that site, I wouldn't be surprised. At all.

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Jan 12, 2019 at 11:45 AM Author: don93s
I have an older version of this ballast. The OCV is about 250v. On many of these ballasts, I've noticed that the 'output voltage' on the label applies to voltage-to-ground and not necessarily open voltage across the lamp leads.
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Jan 12, 2019 at 09:30 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
What makes this ballast any different from a normal one ? I have the impression that i could use any garden variety ballast on 50hz and it'll do fine. Of course, I do not have access to any 50hz supply
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Jan 12, 2019 at 11:10 PM Author: DieselNut
I think most would be fine. I have a 2x65 50 hz 240v light from Kev that I run regularly on 240v/60hz. It has been running fine for a few years.

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Jan 13, 2019 at 03:21 AM Author: don93s
I have run 50hz HPF ballasts on 60hz and it causes the current to go up and hotter ballast. The series capacitor increases reactive current with an increase in frequency. A NPF ballast runs cooler on the higher HZ because no cap and the coils become more reactive raising impedence and lowering current.
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