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Advance 4xF32T8 Ballast - ICN-4P32-SC

Advance 4xF32T8 Ballast - ICN-4P32-SC


An Advance 'Centium' 4-Lamp Electronic F32T8 Ballast
Nothing real special here.

Will light any of the following:
48" F40T8
48" F32T8
36" F25T8
24" F17T8

Will work on 120 to 277 Volts AC 50 or 60 HZ,
and also 120 to 150 Volts DC

UPC: 781087106396
Another number: 4435 290 24641 Rev D

On the back stamped into the metal:
08106011
D2909755

Printed 'stamp' on the back
GMD
2P
T2

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Advance
Model Reference:ICN-4P32-SC
Lamp
Lamp Type:Linear Fluorescent
Base:Medium Bi-Pin
Shape/Finish:T8
Service Life:-unknown-
Fixture
Fixture Type:4-Lamp
Ballast Type:Electronic Instant Start
Electrical
Wattage:4x32
Voltage:120v (input) 580v (output)
Current:.94a
Physical/Production
Dimensions:8.5x1.75x1.25 inches
Factory Location:Mexico
Fabrication Date:-unknown-
Application/Use:General Lighting

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May 09, 2010 at 06:22 PM Author: icefoglights
That is one thing I do like about some electronic ballasts is the wide range of voltages/frequencies they will run on. I can't tell from the pic... is it programmed start or instant start?

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May 09, 2010 at 09:47 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Yep LOL where this is mounted it was tough to get a good pic.
I to do like the way that some electronic ballasts can run a variety of different bulbs

This one is instant start.

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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May 09, 2010 at 10:35 PM Author: Medved
@icefogligts: On the wiring diagram you see only 1 wire going to each tube end and both filament ends shorted together => there is no other option for it then to be instant start.

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May 11, 2010 at 06:12 AM Author: DieselNut
I hope you got a good one...this is the ballast I have had a high failure rate with. The whole fixture just stops working with no warning. I have replaced four out of 16 in fixtures in a local restaurant. Building is less than four years old!

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May 11, 2010 at 06:23 AM Author: RCM442
I hate these things with a passion! When they die, they don't show any warning signs, they usually leave one lamp out, and the other dimly lit, and these are running ubend lamps!

Linear fluorescent will never lose to LED!
I am not Anti-LED, as I have some in use at my house.
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May 11, 2010 at 08:30 AM Author: DieselNut
@RCM442, the ones I have experienced do not even do that. They just totally crap out and quit working at all.

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May 11, 2010 at 12:34 PM Author: Medved
Cheap electronics have no EOL protection, so one dead lamp might kill them after few minutes...
And with the lamp filament not connected in the path of the resonance circuit (what blow up when the emission layer degrade too much) there is nothing, that would protect the ballast components from overheating in case of missing or dead lamp.

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May 11, 2010 at 12:46 PM Author: DieselNut
@medved, the fixtures in this place still have all their original F32T8 3500K GE lamps! No end blackening at all. I reused them and they are still working perfect, so it was not EOL torture that killed the ballasts.

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May 11, 2010 at 12:56 PM Author: Medved
Then second ballast (and generally any electronic device) killers are overvoltage spikes in the installation, most often caused by heavy load switching on common wiring branch (so the voltage spike on wiring inductance is seen by these ballasts). Usually adding a varistor (overvoltage protection) on some place into the installation might patch the problem (and better ballast have such protection inside). Real decent fix would be using separate branches for lighting, separate for heavy loads (AC, waterpums,...) and separate for the rest, all connected together only in the main fuse box.

May you disassemble them and look what burn out? It might help to identify, what was the cause. Because such thing may cause even those higher quality ballast to be less reliable.

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May 11, 2010 at 07:28 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Not good to hear that the quality of these sucks
I only use this light once or twice a week, so hopefully it will last at least a few years.
I've actually considered putting putting a heatsink on the ballast too LOL

DieselNut, I agree with Medved ... next time you get a dead one, take it home and crack it open LOL (if its not full of tar you'll probably find a small fuse thats blown. Somewhere one of the electronic parts will be bad/shorted, who knows what, maybe a capacitor or output 'transistor'...LOL the ballast could probably be repaired but it wouldn't be worth the trouble)

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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May 12, 2010 at 08:35 AM Author: DieselNut
@Medved, I did not keep the old one. It is funny because the lights are on two circuits and have randomly toasted. Three on one circuit and one on another...and there is also one that stays on 24/7. It has had no problems!
I will snoop the next one, just out of curiosity.

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May 12, 2010 at 09:16 AM Author: Medved
@xmaslightguy: Putting heatsink to electronic ballast case would not solve anything. What overheat are few small components inside.
You can not compare them with the magnetic ballasts: Magnetic have very few, but large components dissipating quite large amount of heat and their thermal coupling to the case was quite strong.
But here are many small and very small components and those, what generate most heat are not those, that overheat.

@DieselNut: If you say the one burning 24/7 is OK, i guess the problem should be related with lamp startsing. So or with lamp wear (it is instant start, so stress lamps a lot. But you rejected this) or with other components stressed during start. As starting stress has very short duration (on good lamp), the cause would not be the temperature (the dissipation is not as large, even during the starting stress, so it would require at least few seconds for the most sensitive part to overheat), but really some electrical degradation. And here is one strong candidate: The starting resonance capacitor (few nF in parallel with lamps) is not properly rated, so each tart it degrade a bit, till it fail (it likely has "self recovery" characteristics, but they are limited in number of faults they have to recover).

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Jul 25, 2018 at 08:57 AM Author: Fluorescent05
This ballast was made on the 106th calendar day of 2008. 08106011 is the whole code. 08 means 2008. 106 means the 106th calendar day. 011 is manufacturing information. Another example is 17209K46. 17 means 2017. 209 means the 209th calendar day. K46 is manufacturing information. Advance switched from the MMYY format to this in 2006. An example of the MMYY format is 1097. 10 means October (10th month of the year). 97 means 1997.

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

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Jul 25, 2018 at 07:56 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
Yep, I could decode the date now too ...but back in 2010 when I posted this I didn't have the info on how too do so

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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