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CGE 17A240T 2x 30/40 rapid start ballast

CGE 17A240T 2x 30/40 rapid start ballast

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This is in a 2x40 wraparound in my grandparents' garage. That fixture doesn't work, and the wiring looks fine, so I would assume this ballast is dead. Too bad. However, an identical wraparound beside it still works fine, and that may have an identical ballast.

Although this isn't rated for 34 watt lamps (probably too old to be), it would handle them just fine since it's rated for 30 watt lamps.

A few members have uploaded pics of this same ballast.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Canadian General Electric
Model Reference:17A240T
Lamp
Lamp Type:2x F30T12, F40T12
Fixture
Ballast Type:Magnetic rapid start
Electrical
Voltage:120V
Current:0.78A line
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Canada

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Oct 28, 2014 at 07:37 PM Author: ace100w120v
The American GE "Bonusline" HPF ballasts are pretty good, I have one. It's had a hard life- it spent decades in a woodworking shop (The fixture was covered in exotic hardwood sawdust inside and out) and the ballast, which has a label that mentions 35w energy savers, had overheated at least once and leaked. When I opened that vintage shoplight up after carrying it about a mile I was greeted with more sawdust, PCBs and tar, and "General (GE) Electric" "Rapid Start Ballast" "High Power Factor" "Line current .80 amp", etc. It was my first vintage fixture and I still have it to this day.
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Oct 28, 2014 at 09:36 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Wow. Yeah, I have my own CGE ballast that came from my F30T12 strip light, and despite being covered in a layer of tar such that the label is unreadable (it's only been general assumption on here that it's a CGE), it still works fine and runs cool and quiet.

I just realized this photo is one of the first to be numbered in the 100000's. I wondered if LG would get sucked into a wormhole when we hit 100000, but evidently it didn't.

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Oct 30, 2014 at 09:18 AM Author: ace100w120v
Yeah mine is readable but barely...more so from moisture and sawdust than tar and PCBs. It's my profile pic on GOL...
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