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Old 11-21-2009
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Default Hot flourescent ballast

Had a salon flourescent light go out last night after being on for maybe an hour, but it would come back on after being off for a while. When it went out the ballast was extremely hot. (or I assume it is the ballast since I could only feel for it. It was a rectangular box). Do those get that hot? And does that mean I need a new ballast?
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Old 11-21-2009
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you need a new ballast
we have them on our website
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Rick, If it's hot to the touch, it need to be replaced. Steve at Depree Products has them. Got your spot for 2010 RATS?
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Old 11-22-2009
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OK thanks. Will order a couple.
Yep, got slot #117.
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Old 11-25-2009
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The bulbs in my solon flourescents are 55 watt. The largest rated ballast from Steven B. is for 40w. Anyone know where can I buy the ballast I need?
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Old 11-26-2009
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Hi Rick,

Are you talking about 120 volt ballasts instead of 12 Volt ballasts? If so you may be able to get them at Lowes, Home Depot, Grainger, local lighting store, etc. I’ve seen 120 volt ballasts run pretty hot so warm may not necessarily mean its bad. I would try new lamps (bulbs) first.
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Old 11-26-2009
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12v versus 120v? Darn, never thought of that. What's the easiest way to tell the difference? I have not removed the valance pieces to actually see the fixture and ballast. The bulb is a single pole, held in with a spring on one end. The bulb is pretty long; maybe 6' or so, and still lights up. The ballast though is more than warm to the touch, it is hot enough to almost burn you. If they are 120v, I guess I could just replace the whole fixture with a conventional and more readily available twin-pin twist-in type?
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Rick,the ones your talking about are 120VAC,buy them at lowes/homie desperate.
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Will do, thanks
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Stephen does sell those. I just bought one from him.
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