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Advance R-2S40-1-TP Magnetic Rapid Start Ballast

Advance R-2S40-1-TP Magnetic Rapid Start Ballast

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This is an Advance magnetic rapid start ballast for 2 F40T12 lamps.

I salvaged 2 of these from a troffer in my grandparents' basement.I converted the troffer from T12 magnetic to T12 electronic. First I tried only replacing the bad one with an Advance ICN-2S40-N, which failed after 1 hour of not even running. When I turned it on, it would make a sound, but not light the lamps. So I replaced both of them with Advance RELB-2S40-N ballasts. I would highly recommend these for anyone who does not like the instant startup of most "electronic rapid start" ballasts but can't find a magnetic one. These offer a magnetic-like startup flicker and the lamps should last long too. These have worked since February, so far an impressive length of time for an HF electronic ballast.

The date code is 10 97, which I assume means October 1997.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Advance
Model Reference:R-2S40-1-TP
Lamp
Lamp Type:F40T12
Filament/Radiator Type:Rapid Start
Base:Medium Bi-pin
Shape/Finish:T12
Fixture
Fixture Type:Fluorescent
Ballast Type:Magnetic
Socket Type:G13
Electrical
Wattage:88 watt
Voltage:120 Volts
Current:0.73 Amps

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Jun 24, 2018 at 09:48 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Welcome to Lighting-Gallery.net!

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Jun 24, 2018 at 10:02 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Thank You!

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jun 25, 2018 at 12:09 AM Author: High Intensity
I have one of these ballasts, pulled it from a cheap broken striplight.

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Aug 14, 2018 at 07:38 AM Author: Fluorescent05
I wonder how one would act with F32T8s.

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Aug 14, 2018 at 08:35 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Would this work to run a 75 watt mercury vapor lamp across the red and blue leads?

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Aug 14, 2018 at 10:45 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
On line/input power this (with a pair of F40's) would be .73a/approx 87w (lets say just for the sake of things it gives full power to the lamps - so 40w/430ma (ie:80w total, 7w of loss)). Since lamps in series, current is still 430ma - think of it for simplicity as a single 8-foot.

And put in a shorter lamp (within reason), lamp current is still regulated to around 430ma.

The MV would essentially appear to the ballast as a shorter lamp (as a wild guess I'm going to say somewhere between 4 to 5 feet)...still around 430ma, and in the 40w - 50w range, on a lamp that needs 600-something ma / 75w. I don't even know if it'd warm up enough to be somewhat properly lit


If you could find a 2x40w magnetic ballast that ran lamps in parallel, then wired it for overdrive on a single lamp...and if (this is a big *if* ) magnetic works like electronic where you'd end up with 1.5x - 1.75x lamp current, then you'd end up with 645ma - 752ma ... I believe the low end of that would be pretty close, but on the high end its too much by a fair bit.

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

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Aug 15, 2018 at 06:07 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Would an HO ballast work with a capacitor to reduce lamp current?

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Aug 15, 2018 at 05:59 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
That I do not know.

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

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Aug 15, 2018 at 08:13 PM Author: Fluorescent05
don93s has done that to run F40s off of HO ballasts for better EOL. Maybe I could ask him.

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Aug 30, 2018 at 04:34 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Will this be fine running 2 F32T8s for a short test?

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Aug 30, 2018 at 07:12 AM Author: High Intensity
It might be OK for short tests of F32T8s.

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Aug 30, 2018 at 06:35 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
A short-term test will be fine even though you'll be overdriving the ballast.
but note that the OCV may not be high enough for it to even fire up, you may end up with just a dim glow out on one lamp.

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

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Aug 30, 2018 at 06:59 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Cool!

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Nov 12, 2018 at 08:24 PM Author: Fluorescent05
I might be getting one of those F32T8 magnetic RS ballasts for Christmas. Trying to run 2 F32s on this ballast didn't work. Only one F40 and 1 F32.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 02:59 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Would running 1 F32T8 between the red and blue wires work without overdriving the ballast? The ballast would probably "see" 6 feet of lamp because the lamp is 2/3 the thickness of an F40T12, but still 4 feet long. The ballast is also rated for 2 F30T12 lamps (6 feet of lamp).

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Nov 14, 2018 at 12:23 AM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
Yep a single F32 should be fine.
I think the ballast ends up 'seeing' something more like 5-feet.

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

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