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? Electronic Ballast for two Rapid Start F25 or F32T8

? Electronic Ballast for two Rapid Start F25 or F32T8

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I have 2 of these ballasts that came inside 3 foot canarm shop lights. This one was removed from one as i installed a magnetic inside one. This ballast is located inside my older visioneering wrap fixture since the Universal ballast it came with was Dead.

After good testing, this ballast seems worthy as it does rapid start nicely. Each lamp runs in parallel and it has EOL protection. If a cathode is broken it will not even try to light.

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Lamp Type:T8
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Ballast Type:Electronic Rapid Start
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Wattage:25x2 or 32x2
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Application/Use:Not in Service

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Oct 05, 2016 at 02:26 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
You can see the fixture here http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-126186
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Nov 14, 2016 at 11:01 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Nov 14, 2016 at 11:29 AM Author: rjluna2
Try googling "Yucheng YC-322516E"

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Aug 11, 2018 at 07:56 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Looks cheap, behaved worthy of not being cheap.

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

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Aug 11, 2018 at 08:12 AM Author: dor123
Simple resonance start ballast with electrodes fusing mechanism.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Aug 11, 2018 at 09:42 AM Author: xmaslightguy
Interesting wiring having 3 blues..but it'd make sense for the EOL protection.

Nice that it is rapid-start!

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And A Good Summer Thunderstorm!

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Aug 11, 2018 at 10:50 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Yes it is rapid start, if an EOL lamp is placed it just wont light it at all. As dor123 said, it depends on the electrodes being intact to work. Because of that and this ballast being cheap, it can be possible to ruin tubes on these as they may pop the electrode due to voltage spikes. Happened to a F30 I tried and I'm not please about that

Funny thing is its rated for 32w T8 yet the wires are to short to reach the sockets in a fixture without having to add wire
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Aug 11, 2018 at 02:00 PM Author: Medved

Because of that and this ballast being cheap, it can be possible to ruin tubes on these as they may pop the electrode due to voltage spikes. Happened to a F30 I tried and I'm not please about that



If this is really the cheap fusing filament protected ballast, the filaments pop only when the lamp is really EOL. So the lamp was bad already before connected to this.
The more complex designs shut down when detecting faulty cathode (so the filament itself remains intact, even when it is not functional anymore), the simple ballasts just heat them up further. For some time this is able to revive them a bit, so the lamp starts, but when the emission coating is really gone for good, the filament just blows open and shuts the ballast down that way.

No more selfballasted c***

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