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Re: How to get an 80W HPL-N ballast + bulb to work in Canada? « Reply #15 on: November 07, 2021, 03:45:16 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
What we do is run the US spec ballasts off an inverter which is supplied the correct voltage at up to 15A.  :hidbal:

The same could be done in the States using a 230V 50Hz inverter.  :wndr:
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Re: How to get an 80W HPL-N ballast + bulb to work in Canada? « Reply #16 on: November 08, 2021, 01:08:16 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Another way to get your 220-240v 50hz mercury vapor choke to run your 80w lamp at full power is to use a 120v to 277v step up transformer since the increased OCV from 240v would help compensate for the 20% underdrive.
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Re: How to get an 80W HPL-N ballast + bulb to work in Canada? « Reply #17 on: November 08, 2021, 08:14:07 PM » Author: funkybulb
  For a start and quick test is get a 4 foot  two lamp HO rapid start ballast  but using one of reds and blue  and cap off rest of unused  ballast leads.
  Those ballast runs lamp at 800 mA   85 watt fluorescent
 Tubes.   So it should run up 80 watt mercury lamp nicely
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