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Advance 135/180 watt SOX Ballast 208/277 Volt ?

Advance 135/180 watt SOX Ballast 208/277 Volt ?

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This was an eBay screw up, it was supposed to receive a 120/240V. The seller is refunding me my money as they apparently don't have the correct voltage ballast in stock. The best part is they told me just to keep this or pitch it instead of sending it back!

Has anyone here ever heard of this voltage combination before? I haven't ! This came with a BY22D socket and a crushed capacitor (bad packing) YES, I KNOW THE LABEL IS HARD TO READ ! SORRY ! I couldn't get a better pic .

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Manufacturer:Advance
Lamp
Lamp Type:Low Pressure sodium/SOX
Fixture
Ballast Type:L73/74
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:135/180
Voltage:208/277

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Jul 08, 2019 at 10:20 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice! Too bad it's 208/277 though.

Current: US 120v 60hz
Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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Jul 09, 2019 at 08:42 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks, kinda ticks me off that it wasn't the right voltage ! The ballast in my 135/180 SOX streetlight has a loose wire/short in it and occasionally makes a ZAP noise and out goes the light! Once when it did it I actually saw a small blue arc in one of the coils. This was rather cheap ($32 w/free shipping from Aguanga Ca.) and it would have been nice to be able to get the light working right without spending an fortune !

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Jul 12, 2019 at 07:34 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Thanks, kinda ticks me off that it wasn't the right voltage ! The ballast in my 135/180 SOX streetlight has a loose wire/short in it and occasionally makes a ZAP noise and out goes the light! Once when it did it I actually saw a small blue arc in one of the coils. This was rather cheap ($32 w/free shipping from Aguanga Ca.) and it would have been nice to be able to get the light working right without spending an fortune !

Keep it anyway!

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

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Jul 13, 2019 at 11:11 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I don't know what i'll do with it being 208/277v ! Probably use it as a door stop for now .

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Jul 14, 2019 at 06:39 AM Author: Fluorescent05

I don't know what i'll do with it being 208/277v ! Probably use it as a door stop for now .

You could use a high wattage HID ballast as a step up transformer to 208 or 277 volts. To do that, wire the high wattage HID ballast's 120v lead to hot supply, both neutrals (from this ballast and the HID ballast) to neutral supply, cap off the other voltages and the HID ballast's lamp lead, then wire the SOX lamp up to the output of the SOX ballast.

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

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Jul 14, 2019 at 10:35 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I could do that, but I'm still going to try to find the correct ballast anyways.

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