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The survivors

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Instant-start ballasts removed from my Amalgamated Electric shop lights, complete with mouse-chewed wiring. As far as I know they still work; I powered up two of them as-found but I don't recall which ones. Another ballast just like the one on the bottom had puked tar and another fixture left a small pool of black liquid on the deck. The labels on those ballasts looked somewhat burnt.

GE Tulamp instant-start ballast guts.JPG GE Tulamp instant-start ballast capacitor.JPG Still good.JPG Freebie Amalgamated Electric model 4424T-IS shop lights.JPG

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Album name:Russian Winter / Amalgamated Electric shop lights
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Jul 31, 2019 at 08:55 PM Author: don93s
That's some pretty cool vintage stuff right there! I suspect that slimline ballasts would last much longer if EOL lamps were removed immediately, as a rectifying lamp causes overheating and starting-side lamp failure flicker stresses the capacitor.
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Aug 01, 2019 at 05:14 PM Author: Russian Winter

That's some pretty cool vintage stuff right there! I suspect that slimline ballasts would last much longer if EOL lamps were removed immediately, as a rectifying lamp causes overheating and starting-side lamp failure flicker stresses the capacitor.

So the instant-start Tulamp ballast is a slimline ballast? I have much to learn about these. I had no idea that failing lamps stress the ballast, fascinating stuff, thanks for the info.

One of the fixture base pans is in a vinegar bath right now; so far so good. Since it's so hard to find plastic totes long enough to accommodate the things I ended up barricading the ends of one of the reflectors and lining the whole setup with a clear plastic drop sheet. I also cut up two vinegar jugs for each end of the pan to rest in so it doesn't breach the drop sheet.
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