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#60656 - 01/08/06 09:38 AM HID ballasts and lamps
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Registered: 04/29/01
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Loc: Lead, South Dakota
Hello from South Dakota!

In my van I keep a folder full of troublshooting guides that I have colected over the years for quick reference.

One of those guides gives the voltage at the socket for each kind of metal halide, and murcury vapor lamps. If I feel a ballast is bad I look up the wattage of the lamp and it tells me the voltage at the socket.

I have several new JW's that have a hard time troublshooting HID fixtures and would like to find this chart again.

I looked online, but am drawing a blank. can someone point me in the right direction for a web site that has this.

I found it once before, but have since lost my mind!

Jon
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#60657 - 01/08/06 10:53 AM Re: HID ballasts and lamps
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It's not a chart but it has the info along with a lot more.

It's a free download and I recommend it to anyone who works on HID lighting.

HID Ballast Pocket/Troubleshooting Guide

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#60658 - 01/08/06 03:38 PM Re: HID ballasts and lamps
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Thanks, Iwire! I haven't had to troubleshoot HID since....last Friday, and I won't need this manual again untill....tomorrow!

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#60659 - 01/09/06 05:12 AM Re: HID ballasts and lamps
njelectricmaster Offline
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Thanks iwire, open voltage on page 30. Copy this of for my boys and they will be set.

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#60660 - 01/10/06 10:50 AM Re: HID ballasts and lamps
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iwire -

"It's not a chart but it has the info along with a lot more.

It's a free download and I recommend it to anyone who works on HID lighting.

HID Ballast Pocket/Troubleshooting Guide

Bob"

I went to the site and the guide has "shaded" out areas instead of pictures/charts on pages 32-33-34 (and others).

Did your copy have the appropriate pictures/charts on all the pages?

Steve
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