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Fired up like a slimline

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Mar 10, 2016 at 07:48 PM Author: WestinghouseGuy
That looks really good!

What can i say, I'm a sucker for Westinghouse lamps!

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Mar 10, 2016 at 07:53 PM Author: streetlight98
So it did a boring instant-start?

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Mar 10, 2016 at 08:40 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Interesting design. Cool find!
Rare to see a 3-lamp ballast

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

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Mar 10, 2016 at 08:45 PM Author: ace100w120v
Yeah, and does it SOUND like a slimline too?
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Mar 11, 2016 at 05:57 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
Yes nothing special in starting except some waving and flashing just like a cold slimline with 75 watt bulbs but kinda cool cause of 3 bulbs it waves in a alternative order still cool though

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

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Mar 11, 2016 at 12:27 PM Author: ace100w120v
Interesting!
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Mar 11, 2016 at 12:59 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
Very quiet un like my vho pg17s

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

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Mar 11, 2016 at 03:06 PM Author: DieselNut
If you remove one tube, do all three go out? Does it have two "lead" and one "lag"?

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
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Mar 11, 2016 at 03:26 PM Author: Powergroove
I like it. Those westinghouse lamps make it look even better.

Keep government out of the lighting industry.

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Mar 11, 2016 at 04:09 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
If you take one bulb out they all go out two will glow slightly if you take the right bulb out

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

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Mar 25, 2016 at 02:53 PM Author: Cool white 79
Loving those westys. Fixtures cool too
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Mar 26, 2016 at 03:37 PM Author: DieselNut
I bought two of those ballasts from e bay and will hook em.up and try em soon. Got an old 3x40 explosion proof fixture that will be a perfect candidate to test em in!

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
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Mar 26, 2016 at 04:03 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
No way I was looking for those ballasts too I bought a electronic one by mistake only 15 $ though. Do they have more?

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

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Mar 26, 2016 at 05:44 PM Author: don93s
eBay: RS-3P40
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Mar 26, 2016 at 06:17 PM Author: DieselNut
That is it, as Don posted.

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
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Mar 26, 2016 at 10:14 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I was tempted to pick up a couple of these on eBay because they were cheap, 3-lamp, and Green!

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

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Mar 27, 2016 at 05:33 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
Yes I ordered the 2 way better deal than one. But mine has those awsome cloth wires i wish they still had those

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Mar 27, 2016 at 12:44 PM Author: don93s
@xmaslightguy, I have one of those! I don't think they will work for 40w lamps though. The OCV is the same as a regular 2x40w ballast but 34w lamps have a lower operating voltage. It may work on 3x30w T12 though if you wanted to use "full wattage" lamps.
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Mar 27, 2016 at 02:15 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@don93s:
Interesting. didn't know it was the same OCV as a standard 2xF40.
A 3xF30T12 fixture would be cool to have!

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

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Mar 27, 2016 at 02:18 PM Author: ace100w120v
I never knew a 3-lamp EPak 34 existed!
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Mar 27, 2016 at 03:16 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
You could easily make a f30 3 bulb

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

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Mar 27, 2016 at 03:44 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@veryhighonoutput:
Yep, some sheetmetal (and the hard part...time) a 3xF30 could be built or maybe convert one of these if the lampholders all fit...


Ofcouse if I decide to get one I might just use it for driving the F34's it's designed for.. have enough of those sitting around anyway.

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Mar 27, 2016 at 03:55 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
You can take a standard 2 bulb shop light cut in a third slot for another socket add 3 bulb ballast

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

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Mar 27, 2016 at 04:25 PM Author: ace100w120v
That is, if there's enough space.
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Mar 27, 2016 at 06:59 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
Should b,may have to trim sockets down on inside or use small sockets.I've done it it's tight sqeeze

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

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Mar 27, 2016 at 07:11 PM Author: ace100w120v
On the older ones it'd certainly be possible.
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Apr 02, 2016 at 03:18 PM Author: ace100w120v
Hey Don, I got two of those 3-lamp 34w ballasts myself now. I've run some tests (intentional experiments in mislamping) and found that 40w do work fine but are really dim...but one 40w and two 34w are OK, as is two 34w and one F32T8, no joke! Any idea how that will treat the capacitor in the ballast? It doesn't get too hot actually!
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Apr 02, 2016 at 10:27 PM Author: don93s
@ace, very interesting! I need to do some tests on mine too. As for the cap, not really sure. I would have thought it would still be more stressful long term but could be wrong. Also, quite often HPF ballasts can suffer from too much combined arc voltage of lamps causing primary current going too high but there's possibly other factors that can influence that. Other members can probably offer input on that subject.
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Apr 02, 2016 at 10:36 PM Author: ace100w120v
I ended up sticking a F40T12 where the F32T8 was since the "shimmer" or "brightness vibrations" or "rectifying" or whatever you want to call that nasty T8-on-a-T12-ballast-until-it-warms up flicker was going to drive me nuts at first, since this will be a desk light, often on for shorter periods. The ballast would also have a "vibrating" kind of buzz with the cold T8 lamp. Said T8 lamp could also make things hard-starting sometimes.

I tried an EOL F40 and it didn't do much but make all the lamps glow dimly...it was my go-to EOL experimentation lamp, a Norelco F40CW with a broken, laying-on-the-glass electrode and a very black/sputtered end.

And...it's the same size case as a regular 2X40w HPF RS so I wonder if electrically it's similar? Any idea how I could go about shunting it for two lamps? (It might then be a good cold-temp-or-no-gound-available ballast that runs two 40w brightly).
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Apr 02, 2016 at 10:47 PM Author: don93s
If you want to shunt a three lamp ballast, simply connect one of each set of leads together for the center lamp...the lamp NOT connected to either the main red or blue leads. I think it would be one yellow TO one white/yellow or white/blue depending on ballast. Cap off the other ones. On mine the OCV is exactly the same as a 2x40w but there could be other differences like cap or core design, beside the extra cathode heating and starting glow for a third lamp.
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Apr 03, 2016 at 06:08 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
I was thinking of trying to find the Phantom bulb I've seen one in basement of a old brown stone apartment in Boston these bulbs r perfect for this situation

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Apr 03, 2016 at 12:21 PM Author: ace100w120v
So would that be for one or two lamps now?
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Apr 03, 2016 at 12:38 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
I'd put one in middle or 2 on b the sides if I can find them

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

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