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Old 03-31-2003, 10:28 PM   #11
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OK...that's what I thought but I wanted to verify that I was on the same wavelength that you were . Do the bulbs operate at a different frequency? Or do both use 60h? I, probably because I haven't made an effort to learn, don't really understand what makes the MH and MV bulbs work. Do they have a filament like an incandescent or do they use some sort of gas like a fluorescent? Or is it a combination of both?
We have a couple of MH ballasts at the store that look like a transformer coil with a start capacitor attached to them. I'm assuming that the capacitor delivers the initial jolt to start the bulb and the ballast maintains it? Sorry to be so stupid...most of my electrical experience has been wiring houses and the like.
Mark, why will the Iwasaki bulb fire on a MV ballast and not any of the others? Is it because the MV ballast won't start the others? Or because it won't maintain them once they were started? If you know of a site that has some info on all this, I'll read up on it .
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I have found a site maybe worth looking into. I don't know if it will help you, but has information of the MH/MV history.

http://ceenews.com/ar/electric_long_bright_white/

Discussing difference with probe start and pulse start. (just an idea)

http://www.advancetransformer.com/li...I-4020-R01.pdf

Happy reading 8)
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That helped a lot. It explained a lot of the things I wasn't sure about. Thanks.
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