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Philips Advance HPF 4xf32t8 fluorescent tube ballast for tube murderer 2000

Philips Advance HPF 4xf32t8 fluorescent tube ballast for tube murderer 2000

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I need to make a fixture with a powerful enough ballast to murder various dead tubes, and revive vintage dead tubes for documenting them being lit. I asked my mom to buy me a real man's ballast from USA and bring it back to me. And bring it back she did. I am actually really amassed how technology is advancing these days. I have a couple of same HPF Philips Advance 2xf36t8 fluorescent tube ballasts from 2016 and they are much bigger than this four lamp ballast. They are shrinking , they are shrinking like frogs in the desert. I wonder why is that. Are they cutting down some components, therefore making these ballasts less powerful, or the components are getting smaller?

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Manufacturer:Philips
Model Reference:Advance HPF 4xf32t8
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Feb 28, 2019 at 12:24 PM Author: DieselNut
Unfortunately, those are not the greatest ballasts. I have noticed they tend to fail with EOL tubes and sometimes even fail before the tubes do. They are made in either Mexico or China, not USA. If you want a tough electronic IS ballast, look up the Advance REL 2P32. I have had EXCELLENT success with those, after hundreds installed.

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Feb 28, 2019 at 03:36 PM Author: rjluna2
@John: Does this Advance REL 2P32 work with up to 277 Volts and down to 50 Hz power input?

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Feb 28, 2019 at 03:41 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
I have lots of the 2 lamp versions, in my experience they have held up well with an EOL or two during my possession, I have no failures to report. I have a few of the older Optanium 4 lamp ones and the even older full can advance ones that have a magnetic front end. I look forward to seeing how yours does with your EOL fun
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Feb 28, 2019 at 03:48 PM Author: DieselNut
@rjluna2, the REL2P32 is 120v and VEL2P32 is 277v.
I should have also stated the 4 tube Centium is the one I have replaced many of.

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Feb 28, 2019 at 06:33 PM Author: rjluna2
The VEL2P32 should work well with his country main line.

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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