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This ballast is half dead it only work runs one bulb. I have sent off the thermal protector and it still works I have ran an F-14 T12 bulb on it I have ran a 32 watt T8 bulb on it and an f30 T8 and I still can't kill it. This is true quality. It is a advance kool coil with Advan guard.

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Manufacturer:Advance
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Voltage:120
Current:60
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Fabrication Date:3/77
Application/Use:Not in use

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Mar 26, 2018 at 06:36 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
Try it in subzero temps that be good test

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:22 AM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
I live in a place that gets 10 or 20 Deg F below zero sometimes

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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:23 AM Author: alexd120
Where I live it does not get that cold
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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:25 AM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
Well I'm in the mountains and it usually doesn't get too hot there (70 and up)

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Mainly the mechanical side of things


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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:40 AM Author: Mandolin Girl
Why would you want to kill it.??

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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:48 AM Author: alexd120
It's half dead
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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:48 AM Author: sox35

Why would you want to kill it.??

Yes, poor ballast, what did it do to you to warrant a hit..?

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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:55 AM Author: alexd120
It will only light one lamp the other lamp will just glow.
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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:22 AM Author: suzukir122
What do you mean by half dead? I'm confused man, I'm confused.
Because this is a magnetic High Power Factor rapid start ballast... most magnetic rapid start
ballasts run in series. So if one lamp is out or not installed, the other one will light very dimly, or
produce no light at all, depending on which side of the ballast the lamp is on.
So when you say it only runs one lamp, do you mean through shunting?

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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:25 AM Author: alexd120
No
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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:26 AM Author: sox35
You could always send it to Photon, he'd have a good go at murdering it, see here

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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:29 AM Author: alexd120
I am not trying to kill it.
It will only light one lamp of the tworld the other one does nothing.
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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:29 AM Author: suzukir122
hmm... I'm not sure what could be up then. What kind of lamps are you using?
There is also the possibility that there is either a bad connection with one of the lamps,
or a broken cathode filament. Check the ends to see if there is any purple glow. An end
with a purple glow could mean lack of filament heating.

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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:30 AM Author: alexd120
I only use 40watt full power bulbs
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I only use 40watt full power bulbs
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I only use 40watt full power bulbs
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Mar 26, 2018 at 08:49 AM Author: suzukir122
If you see purple glowing from even one of the lamp ends or more, that/those is/are the lamp ending(s)
where the problem(s) could potentially be. This sounds like a potentially fixable problem.
If it's fixable, the ballast is perfectly fine.

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Mar 26, 2018 at 09:39 AM Author: alexd120
I Will upload a picture of it soon lit.
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Mar 26, 2018 at 03:05 PM Author: alexd120
I don't intentionally want to kill it
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Mar 26, 2018 at 06:14 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
The ballast may in fact have an internal short in its windings or wiring somewhere. By the sounds of it it appears the yellow and the red wires may have gotten crossed inside the ballast . Such issues are non repairable and could result in fire so I wouldn't recommend using this for anything other than experiments.
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Mar 26, 2018 at 06:19 PM Author: alexd120
It gets very hot fast
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I have a picture of it lit
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Mar 26, 2018 at 06:20 PM Author: alexd120
It is the fifth picture on this file
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It is the fifth picture on this file
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Mar 26, 2018 at 06:23 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
If it heats up fast then there is definitely a short circuit inside the coils somewhere. I seen that picture, just make sure not to put your good keeper lamps on it! I wonder what it would do with a burned out lamp?
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Mar 26, 2018 at 06:25 PM Author: alexd120
Probably do a lot of damage to the eol bulb
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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:28 PM Author: High Intensity
I think the same thing happened to a GE bonus line ballast i still have. (Half dead and draws around 2 amps to run 1 lamp IIRC)

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Mar 26, 2018 at 07:49 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I have a couple different 2xF40 RS ballasts that will only light one lamp, and I've seen it in places back when magnetic RS ballasts were the standard...not sure what, but something occasionally goes wrong inside them (maybe a capacitor-related thing?)

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

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Mar 27, 2018 at 03:00 AM Author: suzukir122
If the ballast gets hot very fast in that mode, then yeah I do agree with Lightingguy1994. In your picture it does look
like everything was wired correctly. The ballast getting hot very fast is a bad sign. If I were you, I'd just forget about
it and get another ballast. But I'd get the full power 0.80amp... that's just me.

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Mar 30, 2018 at 09:21 AM Author: alexd120
This ballast has been in service for over 40 years.
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Mar 30, 2018 at 10:39 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
It lived a good service life
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Mar 30, 2018 at 10:45 AM Author: alexd120
So how do you want me to do dispose of a PCB ballast? Because this is from 1977.
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Mar 30, 2018 at 10:48 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
I can't tell you what to do with it, just check your local disposal rules/laws. You should be able to just chuck it out normally or have it scrapped for copper
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Mar 30, 2018 at 10:49 AM Author: alexd120
I took four others just like that to the dump from the lights in my father shop because I converted them to T8.
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Mar 30, 2018 at 10:51 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
You should be fine throwing it away, no one in my area seems to care about pcbs, people throw out fixtures all the time with ballasts, even business will throw out fixtures and ballasts in the dumpsters
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Mar 30, 2018 at 10:37 PM Author: ace100w120v
I've been running one with this "issue" for years, and it's never overheated. Mine is a Universal of this era, but same problem.
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Mar 30, 2018 at 11:21 PM Author: High Intensity
Like i said in a previous comment, i have a old GE bones line ballast (seen here) with this issue. (Ballast being from 1976)

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