Need help finding a fluorescent lamp ballast

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by aquaguy, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. aquaguy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 3, 2010
  2. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    What part of the world are you in? It might help us find a source you can use.
  3. aquaguy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    I'm in the US. Seattle, Washington to be exact. I haven't been able to find a supplier for this specific ballast, maybe because it's an older low-end product. These lighting units aren't very expensive. They sell brand new for about US$50.

    I figure it can't be that hard to find a cheap ballast that will work as a replacement, but I just don't know enough about ballasts to match one to a particular bulb based on the specifications.

    Is matching the wattage and voltage enough? I just don't know. My degrees are in computer science, not electrical engineering. :)

    Incidentally, this unit also has an external bulb starter I forgot to mention in the original post. The starter is labeled "H-4X 30.40W Single 110-130V~".
  4. Duane P Wetick

    Active Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    See for parts and service. Everything is on the Internet and no one knows you're a dog on the Internet either.

    Regards, DPW [ Everyone's knowledge is in-complete...Albert Einstein]