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JimmyPage

Exolux 600(660)W dimmable ballast !!!!!

Just been to check plant, and light was off :( Must have been like that for a couple of days, I think :(

 

Changed lamps - no go. Have checked fuses, contactor etc. The only thing I think it can be is the ballast (as per title).

 

Had this about 3 years now. Anyone know of there's anything to be done ? Or suck it up and get a new one ?

 

Moneys tight, so would a BAY6 equivalent be worth it ? After all the extra dosh on the Exolux didn't seem to help :(

 

Cheers all.

 

 

e2a: having taken the ballast off the wall, I noticed there's a small fuse tucked away in the input socket. Even more amazingly they supply a spare fuse.

 

Changed it, plugged it back in, and it blew my circuit breaker :(:(

 

Looks like I need a new one :(

 

SHIT !!!!!

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I assume that's a digital ballast @JimmyPage Did you get sorted out? 3 years is not that old tbf, I been using a Lumatek 600W digital for about 6 years now and fingers crossed is still ok! :v:

 

:smoke:

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10 minutes ago, Seasick Steve said:

I assume that's a digital ballast @JimmyPage Did you get sorted out? 3 years is not that old tbf, I been using a Lumatek 600W digital for about 6 years now and fingers crossed is still ok! :v:

 

:smoke:

 

Yeah, it's a digital dimmable ballast ...

 

Been digging through the receipts box, and have actually found the receipt - 16/10/2016 :) I'll be back to the shop to sort it out next week ...

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OK, so all sorted. Can't say too much, but the shop were really helpful.

 

I notice with interest that the new unit has a couple of changes made ... firstly there's a nice blue LED to indicate which setting you have chosen. Which is a good idea, since the unit tends to be fixed to the wall in the dark and at a difficult angle.

 

The other change was that the mains lead supplied now has a choke, which the previous unit most definitely did not. Which suggests to me that the unit is sensitive to HF spikes ???

 

It's probably not a good idea to base theories on single points of evidence, but I've been suspecting for a while now that electricity in the UK is not as clean as it used to be. But it's not something you can easily confirm - you need a lot of data over a lot of time (which may be why they are getting away with it, if it's what they are doing).

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