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Advance Centium T8 Instant Start Electronic Ballast.

Advance Centium T8 Instant Start Electronic Ballast.

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Common two-lamp electronic ballast for F32T8 lamps.

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Manufacturer:Advance Transformer Co.
Model Reference:ICN-2P32-N
Lamp
Lamp Type:Linear Fluorescent
Shape/Finish:T8
Fixture
Ballast Type:Electronic Instant Start
Socket Type:Medium Bi-Pin (G13) Shunted
Electrical
Wattage:32 (1-2)
Voltage:120/277
Current:0.49/0.22 amps
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Mexico

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Nov 10, 2010 at 08:52 AM Author: DieselNut
I have had terrible luck with these things. When they fail, they go out totally, without warning.

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Nov 10, 2010 at 12:09 PM Author: icefoglights
This was just the $18 cheapie at Home Depot. I am going to be making a pair of my lights T8, but using much better ballasts.

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Apr 27, 2015 at 10:19 AM Author: ace100w120v
Yeah these just "die" LOL.
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Apr 27, 2015 at 04:54 PM Author: icefoglights
4 and a half years and still going.

In saying that, it'll probably go out tomorrow

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Apr 27, 2015 at 07:19 PM Author: ace100w120v
LOL yeah.
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Oct 09, 2016 at 10:35 PM Author: ace100w120v
Still going? I have a few and they still work. They replaced older versions with, oddly, only 560v OCV that went poof after a few years. With only 560V OCV, their predecessors had interesting lamp EOL behavior.
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Oct 10, 2016 at 07:55 AM Author: DieselNut
Have had several more fail at a customer's since this post.

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Oct 10, 2016 at 08:18 PM Author: icefoglights
Still going. Not lots of running hours but frequent starts. Definitely some banding on the tubes.

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Oct 10, 2016 at 11:41 PM Author: ace100w120v
The one with 560v OCV that hasn't been replaced by these is in my bathroom light, and has been through three or four sets of tubes in the last 5 years. Frequently switched is to blame of course. But I think it has way less hours.

They were weird ballasts, they had aforementioned slower vacuum loss type EOL like I said. They also really don't particularly like modified sine wave inverter electricity, whereas the Centiums pictured above run pretty much silent. One interesting thing the Centiums' predecessor does is that if the light switch is rapidly (say, less than a second) turned off and back on, it will only light lamps again at partial brightness, sometimes only one lamp. It would also often happen with the Trace 2000w modified sine wave inverter/charger I have out there switching from incoming power (generator) to inverter power, there's a noticeable "flick" in any light but it would make those ballasts do weird things. Switching from inverter to incoming power never caused issues, though, but the switch seemed faster anyway. The incoming to battery switch will also make a preheat fluorescent with a starter go out and restart, though a manual preheat won't be affected. An HID will also go out and hot restrict either way, at least a 175w HX-NPF mercury yard blaster light and a 400w Lithonia Hi-Tek M59 probe-start metal halide high-bay fixture.
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