trying to repair a continuity tester

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  1. Gdrumm

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    I burned out a bulb (that looks like an old automotive fuse) on a continuity tester. I've already replaced the tester, but would like to find a source for this bulb. My Google searches haven't produced anything, and the mfg. (Gardner-Bender) doesn't sell the bulb.

    Do any of you guys know where I might locate such a bulb?

    I'll must likely order it on-line, so a web address would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. bertus

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  3. Gdrumm

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    No, the bulbs I'm looking for have blunt ends, not conical ends.

    Looks identical to an old automobile fuse, except there is a small bulb (looks sort of like and LED) inside.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  4. someonesdad

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    Post a picture -- worth 1k words.

    Also, try some local lamp shops -- they specialize in such stuff and may be able to find something that works.
     
  5. Gdrumm

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    I can't take a photo right now, so here is a drawing.

    Hope someone recognizes it.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  6. VoodooMojo

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  7. Gdrumm

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    Mine is similar to the Heavy Duty Continuity tester seen on the Gardner Bender site. I contacted them, and they said they don't sell the bulbs.

    The "Neon Bulb" looks right, I'll Google that for a retail vendor.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  8. VoodooMojo

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    It will not be a neon if it operates on 3 AAA batteries on a non energized circuit.

    the search will continue

    On the right track now!
    here is info on fuse-like lamps.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/10-piece-Fuse-b...ptZVintage_Electronics_R2?hash=item3efa0b4e0e

    we are getting closer


    closer still:
    http://www.amazon.com/6V-250mA-Fuse-Type-Lamp/dp/B0002ZPCUG

    http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LPFS-6/6V-FUSE-LAMP-3AG//1.html

    http://www.vintage-electronics.cc/vlamp.html
     
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