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Wanted: Ballast For 100W MV « on: February 17, 2022, 01:25:24 AM » Author: Econolite03
I am looking for a ballast for a 100 watt mercury vapor lamp.

A MH ballast with a suitable rating is totally fine, as long as it won’t self destruct or blow up the lamp. Also at a reasonable price.

Thank you.
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Re: Wanted: Ballast For 100W MV « Reply #1 on: February 17, 2022, 08:25:23 AM » Author: funkybulb
  U can take a 70 watt MH ballast to run 100 watt MV lamp.  Just daconnect the ignitor.
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Re: Wanted: Ballast For 100W MV « Reply #2 on: February 17, 2022, 02:14:40 PM » Author: Econolite03
Oh perfect, thanks!
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Re: Wanted: Ballast For 100W MV « Reply #3 on: February 17, 2022, 06:04:03 PM » Author: joseph_125
Yeah, I usually use 70w MH ballasts with the ignitor disabled to run 100w MV. You can actually keep the ignitor wired in but with a switch to break either X3 or X2 which will prevent it from firing. I have a setup like that in my R47 to allow me to quickly change between MV and MH.

70w MH ballasts seem to be around $30 or so on eBay with free shipping. There's also a seller with NOS 100w MV H38 kits for around $65 if you prefer that instead.
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