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Advance magnetic rapid start F8T5 ballast

Advance magnetic rapid start F8T5 ballast

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Scored this for a future custom fixture build. The reason it says preheat on the label is to not confuse idiot sparkies as almost all F8T5 lamps in mains fed applications use preheat ballasts, these rapid start ballasts being extremely bloody rare.

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Ballast Type:proper magnetic
Factory Location:Mexico
Fabrication Date:June 2005

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Jan 17, 2018 at 10:37 AM Author: dor123
As F8T5 can be started from a series choke also at 120V mains, a rapid-start ballast would have huge losses compared to a simple choke + starter, because of the additional transformer.

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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 (

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

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Jan 17, 2018 at 01:04 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Man these are awesome, someday wanna find myself one!

dor123: That is true, it is a highly lossy compared to preheat. Can't recommend for regular lighting or anywhere where there is multiple deployment of lights using this gear since it would be inefficient. But for us lighting fanatics that is no problem!

Like preheat, these are also kind to the electrodes on the lamps.
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