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Philips 80w Mercury Ballast

Philips 80w Mercury Ballast

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Vintage Philips L5080BX 80 watt Mercury Ballast for MB/U and MBF/U Mercury Lamps, this Ballast has seen many years of service in Street Lighting and still works after 40 odd years

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Manufacturer:Philips Lighting
Model Reference:L5080BX
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapour Lamps
Base:Screw Terminals
Fixture
Fixture Type:Industrial, Commercial, Flood, Amenity & Street Lighting
Arm Type:Surface Mounted within Gear Boxes, Fittings, Lighting Columns
Location:Personel Collection
Electrical
Wattage:80 watts
Voltage:240 volts
Current:0.8 amps
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Great Britain
Fabrication Date:1970's
Application/Use:Indoor/Outdoor Lighting

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Apr 28, 2014 at 11:08 PM Author: Kev
Hi Colin do you think a modern electronic type ballast would last this long!

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Apr 29, 2014 at 01:00 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Nahh, give them a few seconds especially if it's a poor quality ballast especially as a Mercury Lamp switching on acts as a Rectifier and causes a high inrush current

even on Magnetic Ballasts as soon as you fire a mercury Lamp thye rectify, and cause the Ballast to buzz loudly due to the Inrush current also known to pop the fuse, Metal Halides are worse for this due to the smaller Arc Tubes,
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Apr 29, 2014 at 03:26 AM Author: Kev
Yes at the last Atl meet in April we ran up a 2K metal halide lamp on 2 parallel 1kw mercury vapour ballasts this was pulling 50A on start up!

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Apr 29, 2014 at 05:16 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Yep hence why they use 32 amp slow acting BS88 Fuses, or in case of the 400 volt Lamp they use 16 amp fuses per Phase.
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Apr 29, 2014 at 06:17 AM Author: Kev
Lol we had it on a 13A plug top! Ran for about 10 minutes and did not blow the fuse!

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Apr 29, 2014 at 06:37 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Yep surprisingly a BS1362 (13 amp) Plug top Fuse is also Slow Acting however I have in fact popped a few 5 amp fuses testing 400w Metal Halide Lamps and yet they are happy with the Mercury and SON Lamps of the same wattage

Out of interest a 13 amp fuse can take as much as 100 amps within 0.01–0.2 seconds before blowing or 50 amps with 0.3–20 seconds and 30 amps, within 400 seconds (almost 7 minutes) before Blowing. they are Ideal for appliances with high Inrush currents such as Heaters and Kettles as well as Washing Machines and Dryers etc, where the Motors and Heating Elements will reach 4 times the rated Current
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Apr 29, 2014 at 01:04 PM Author: BG101
Do electronic ballasts even exist for mercury lamps? I've never seen one advertised


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Apr 29, 2014 at 03:00 PM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Doubt it as they are banned from next year,
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