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This very reliable ballast

This very reliable ballast

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I bought this at my local restore for $2 I used it in my U bend fixture for a bit. I will only use 40 watt bulbs for it it says it's rated for 34 but I don't trust it.

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Manufacturer:Universal
Model Reference:Therm-o-Matin X
Electrical
Wattage:Full power ballast
Voltage:120
Current:60
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Patterson New Jersey
Assembly Line:Unknown
Fabrication Date:C 81
Application/Use:Spare

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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:40 PM Author: streetlight98
These are awesome ballasts. Can't kill the darn things! This one is from March 1981 and will light the F34s just fine. It's the pre-1980 ones you have to be cautious of. I don't use F34s period unless the ballast struggles to start F40s. The F34s have a coating that lets them fire easier that sometimes allows them to start more easily than F40s on weak ballasts. I'll use F34s as a substitute for ballast replacement if that's the case, provided the ballast doesn't get too hot.

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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:44 PM Author: alexd120
It hums really loud but work like its brand new.
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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:44 PM Author: alexd120
It hums really loud but work like its brand new.
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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:03 PM Author: Lumex120
I have one of these, but it was killed because F32T8's were used on it for years.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:09 PM Author: alexd120
Sad rip in peace ballast
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Mar 30, 2018 at 10:33 PM Author: ace100w120v
I've got a couple of these in use. I know for a fact the one ran 34 watt lamps for years, but it looks brand new. Of course, I've got it running full-wattage Daylight lamps now, at home.
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Mar 31, 2018 at 08:12 PM Author: suzukir122
I'm really, really thinking about buying these and putting them in my kitchen fixtures, if things get better over here.
My Thermomatic X ballast from a while back, drove lamps very strong, and EOL shows from this ballast seemed pretty entertaining
as well. This is something I'll be looking into.
My GE BonusLine and Universal magnetek cold temp rapid start ballasts, which are both 0.80 amps, don't drive lamps as bright as
the thermomatic x rapid start ballasts.

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Mar 31, 2018 at 10:16 PM Author: ace100w120v
I feel like my Bonusline was brighter but I could be wrong.
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Apr 01, 2018 at 07:49 AM Author: suzukir122
I haven't bought the 50 degree F40 HPF rapid start GE Bonusline ballasts yet... mine have been the cold temp
versions. For whatever reason, the cold temp versions run lamps a bit dimmer than the 50 degree versions.
I think it has something to do with the cold temp ones having the ability to run smaller lamps, like 32 watt and 22 watt circlines

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