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Old 09-21-2005, 03:06 AM   #1
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Advance 71A3592 250W Magnetic Ballast. Will it fire a 14K Hamilton Bulb? TIA
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Yup it will work perfectly, nice to see other DIYers making their own MH setups for 1/3 the price. Cheers!
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DragonForce, regarding DIY MH, can you post a link or plan? Thanks!
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Not to start a war but before I posted here I also posted on RC and got almost the opposite answer. This is what I got from RC "The Advance 71A3592 ballast is a Constant Wattage Autotransformer (CWA) 250-watt mercury vapor (ANSI H37) ballast. It will not operate metal halide lamps properly. That ballast will operate the 250-watt Iwasaki 6500K Clean Ace conversion metal halide lamp but it’s not the recommended ballast type by the lamp manufacturer." I know that some advance ballasts work fine but is this model specific to only the iwasaki 6500K?
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71A3592 is a for a mercury lamp H37. You need a ballast that will fire a M58 bulb, which is what the Hamilton is, such as the Advance 71A5700.
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