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Advance R-140-1-TP Magnetic Rapid Start Ballast

Advance R-140-1-TP Magnetic Rapid Start Ballast

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This is an Advance R-140-1-TP magnetic rapid start ballast. I got it off eBay.

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Manufacturer:Advance
Model Reference:R-140-1-TP
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Lamp Type:F40T12
Base:Medium Bi-pin
Shape/Finish:T12
Fixture
Fixture Type:Fluorescent
Ballast Type:Magnetic
Socket Type:G13
Electrical
Wattage:56 Watt

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Jun 25, 2018 at 07:57 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Date code is 11 90, I assume that means November 1990?

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Jun 25, 2018 at 10:51 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Correct. The lampholders look like Leviton lampholders.

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Jun 26, 2018 at 05:13 PM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
Did it come with the sockets on the balls output wires or did you put them on there?

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Jun 28, 2018 at 03:18 PM Author: Fluorescent05
The lampholders are Leviton and they came with the ballast.

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Jul 29, 2018 at 09:29 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Would this be fine running a 40/50 watt mercury vapor lamp?

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Jul 29, 2018 at 09:39 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Nice find. those 1xF40 HPF ballasts are sorta rare to see.

It may run a 40/50w MV, or it may underdrive the MV, you'd have to test to find out would certainly do better than a wimpy LPF though..

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Jul 30, 2018 at 06:58 AM Author: Fluorescent05
I might buy one from Amazon.

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
I have 4 of these, 2 are the Advance just like this and 2 are Philips, all of them mark 3
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Jul 30, 2018 at 08:54 PM Author: Fluorescent05
@Lightingguy1994, will these work well with 40/50 watt MV?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 09:06 PM Author: joseph_125
Someone else on here has tried using the same ballast for 50w lamps. Apparently it works ok when the lamp is new but as the lamp ages, it fails to run up fully.
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Jul 31, 2018 at 11:09 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
It will work but not well. The lamp never got bright enough to my liking. I had better luck running it off a 35/55w SOX/LPS ballast. But now I have a 39w MH ballast which runs 40-50mv perfectly
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Jul 31, 2018 at 07:31 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah, I never bothered to try using a F40 ballast after hearing about the results here. I've since gotten a proper 50w mercury ballast. A 39w magnetic MH ballast is pretty nice too, you can wire it up so that you can disable the ignitor with a switch and you can run 50w MV and 39w MH on the same ballast. My 39w MH ballasts are both electronic so I swap ballasts when I want to switch between running 50w MV and 39w CMH in my mini gumball. I have both ballasts setup as plug in remote ballasts to simplify ballast swaps.
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Aug 14, 2018 at 07:45 AM Author: Fluorescent05
I am now in the slow painful process of waiting for the packages to arrive. I ordered a 50 watt mercury vapor (my first HID!), 2 F24T12/D slimlines (for use with this ballast: https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4963&pos=9&pid=148016 ), and an LPF 2 lamp 14-15-20 magnetic trigger start ballast.

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Aug 29, 2018 at 07:50 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Will this be fine running an F32T8 for a short test?

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Will this be fine running an F32T8 for a short test?

It'll overdrive the ballast some, but yep a short test is fine.

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

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Aug 30, 2018 at 04:32 AM Author: Fluorescent05
@xmaslightguy, thank you!

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Sep 22, 2018 at 04:36 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Yeah, I never bothered to try using a F40 ballast after hearing about the results here. I've since gotten a proper 50w mercury ballast. A 39w magnetic MH ballast is pretty nice too, you can wire it up so that you can disable the ignitor with a switch and you can run 50w MV and 39w MH on the same ballast. My 39w MH ballasts are both electronic so I swap ballasts when I want to switch between running 50w MV and 39w CMH in my mini gumball. I have both ballasts setup as plug in remote ballasts to simplify ballast swaps.

They make screw base 39 watt MH lamps?

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Sep 22, 2018 at 06:39 PM Author: sol

They make screw base 39 watt MH lamps?

Yes but only in PAR lamps. I believe they did produce a standard lamp but they are very rare. They also make 20 watt MH screw base PAR lamps.
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Sep 22, 2018 at 07:29 PM Author: randacnam7321

Yes but only in PAR lamps. I believe they did produce a standard lamp but they are very rare. They also make 20 watt MH screw base PAR lamps.

There was a 32W metal halide lamp that had a standard ED17 envelope and medium screw base, but that ran on DC and could only be used base up. GE developed them (the MXR32 and its associated special ballast) to make use of the 32W discharge tube they developed for the failed MH GLS Halarc Miser retrofit lamp so that they could recover the millions in development costs. Never heard of an ED17 outer envelope 39W MH lamp. If they do exist, I want some.

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Sep 22, 2018 at 07:43 PM Author: sol
I think I might have seen some here but it might have been some prototypes that never made it in production.
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Nov 11, 2018 at 09:07 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Xmaslightguy got one of these to run an F54T5/HO. Would this ballast be OK running an F54/HO?

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Nov 12, 2018 at 05:51 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
Don't forget that was a short-term test, and that it was overdriving the ballast (since this lamp will appear to the ballast as something longer than 4-feet)
A better choice would be a F39T5

*approx specs*
F39T5: 39w/460ma/84v
F54T5: 54w/460ma/117v
F40T12 40w/430ma/93v
F34T12 34w/460ma/73v

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Nov 12, 2018 at 09:21 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Did the F54T5 in your test start up like a rapid start or did you have to run your hand across it to get it to strike?

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Nov 12, 2018 at 10:48 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
I know I tried a few different lamps, and pretty sure atleast one started on its own, others needed help...but I really don't remember for sure.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 09:28 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
What about the 28w 4ft T5
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Nov 13, 2018 at 02:32 PM Author: Fluorescent05

What about the 28w 4ft T5

That would WAY overdrive the ballast. The F28T5 runs at 170 mA, but the F40T12 runs at 430 mA, the F34T12 runs at 460 mA, and the F54T5/HO also runs at 460 mA.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 05:02 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I also meant to include in my post above: about the T5's
The given specs are for what they're rated for & would run on a T5 ballast...what it ends up being when running on a F40 ballast won't match those.

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That would WAY overdrive the ballast. The F28T5 runs at 170 mA, but the F40T12 runs at 430 mA, the F34T12 runs at 460 mA, and the F54T5/HO also runs at 460 mA.

Actually it would way overdrive the lamp not the ballast. Ballast would be no more overdriven than with a F54T5 (basically what you're doing is running the lamp as if it was a HO lamp...just like if you were to put it on a F54 ballast)

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One of these days I need to find that light I used in the original test & do another, this time getting the meter out & measuring operating current/voltage with a few different lamps.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 05:04 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Good thing I do not own any T5 larger than 8 watts
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