Ballast for a 140 watt UV lamp?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by niggchao, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. niggchao

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    Okay so parents asked me to find out what should be the specs of the ballast for their blueprinter with 140 watt UV lamp and starter. Can you help me?

    I have generally no idea about this stuff so If you need more info, I'll just ask them and post it here.
     
  2. wayneh

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    I would turn it back on them. What are the specs on the bulb (make and model)? Is this a DIY rig or a commercial product that has failed?
     
  3. tcmtech

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    Many of those types of HID UV arc lamp based systems used a uncoated mercury vapor bulb or metal halide bulb so that the two types of ballast systems I would be looking at for replacement parts.
     
  4. Alec_t

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    Is there an existing (failed) ballast? If so, identifying marks on it, or at least a pic and some dimensions, would be helpful.
     
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