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Offline rodrigopires

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55w UV Lamp Ballast
« on: April 26, 2019, 04:02:29 pm »
Hello fellow enthusiasts, i'm looking for a UV light filter for my pond and came across a great deal on a 55w Aqua Medic UV Filter but it has a failed ballast (external) i been looking online for 55w ballast to replace but didnt find any good fit only 58w... My question is: what chould i do in this situation? What can i use to substitute the ballast?

Some data:
Power: 55w
Voltage Input: 220-240VAC 50/60Hz
Sound Rating: A
Class: P
High power factor: (Lambda)max=0.99

Thanks in advance for the help!
 

Offline kosomsk

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 04:51:10 pm »
Hi! Ballast power = lamp power, isrecommended. 58 will work, but the life of the lamp may decrease slightly.

 

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 05:15:08 pm »
Can you show the lamp, is it plasma like tl ?
Do you know the lampvoltage?
 

Offline james_s

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 05:39:42 pm »
We need to know more about the lamp in order to suggest a suitable ballast. The wattage only tells you part of the story, the lamp current, voltage and ignition method are more important. Is it a compact fluorescent style germicidal lamp?
 

Offline rodrigopires

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2019, 07:49:53 pm »
That is the problem i want to save the lamp and give it the right amount of power... the lamps is a generic uv lamp like the jebo filters don't know any characteristics tho... this is the original lamp:
 

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2019, 09:30:03 pm »
That picture is a 11W PL lamp, I'm guessing that your lamp is a Biax 55W 4 pin PL, so a generic ballast for one of those should work fine. Something like this https://ballastshop.com/tss-uv55pbxm-55w-ac-electronic-t5-and-pl-l-electronic-ballast/
 

Offline rodrigopires

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 11:51:24 am »
That is the original lamp only the 11w but i think the 55w is the same. I can only find 58w electronic ballast for o reasonable price, could i use that with a series resistor or a PTC on the output?
 

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2019, 01:14:18 pm »
I have a Philips HF performer.
You can have this one for free if you pay for the shipping.
It is suited for a PL-L 55W so first ckeck that the lamp has four connections and is PL-L 55W compliant.
If that is the case and you want it contact me via PB.

 

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 12:17:14 pm »
That is the original lamp only the 11w but i think the 55w is the same. I can only find 58w electronic ballast for o reasonable price, could i use that with a series resistor or a PTC on the output?
No, it's imperative to use the correct ballast for the tube, otherwise it will shorten its life and could pose a fire hazard.
 

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Re: 55w UV Lamp Ballast
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 01:32:23 pm »
The problem was solved! A big thanks to everyone! :-+
 


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