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#1 Steve Falcon

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

Anyone know what kind of ballast this is?

 

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#2 Ed Conley

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

30 year old magnetic ballast.

 

I just can't recall brand or who was the original manufacturer.


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:04 PM

Oh i'd call that over-priced ballast for a good sized sail boat.


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:37 PM

 

30 year old magnetic ballast.

 

But it has a flicker-free button on it. Could it be magnetic?


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 05:03 PM

Send an image over to Galaxy Lighting Repair and ask them.    http://www.galaxylig...om/contact.html


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#6 Ed Conley

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:36 PM

My 4 sources here all say Italian made Mag ballast but can't recall manufacturer.

I worked at a rental place in the early 90's that had these and I believe we dad these paired with Arri 1200 Fresnels.

My repair guy said the Italian company pretty much made all the ballasts during those years.

 

Arri, Desisti, Strand.


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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:12 PM

Let's just call it Eduardo then; Eduardo is a good name.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 09:38 PM

Irem are made in Italy, might be one.  I'd check inside for a marked circuit board or other large part like a power transformer.  No label anywhere on the ballast?


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

According to Gilbert at Galaxy Repair, it's an Arri Walker Power 575/1200X electronic ballast. :)


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:48 AM

It's huge.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:44 AM

It's huge.

 

Everything is bigger in America.


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#12 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

It's huge.

Are you ballast shaming Phil?


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#13 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:10 PM

Hmmm...company based in Mt. Laurel, NJ, but the product Phil showed is not sold in the USA?

Must be made in metric units so it appear bigger, but still fits on the tiny Craft Services tables on shoots in the UK.


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#15 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:27 PM

UK craft service:

 

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American craft service:

 

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#16 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

UK craft service:

 

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A wonderful reminder that my parents made the right choice by choosing to emigrate to the colonies!


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#17 Ed Conley

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:17 AM

Well I was close :)


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:56 PM

Well I was close :)

 

Yup, same continent.


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