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Regent 175 Watt Mercury Vapor Ballast
Here's the ballast from my Regent Yardblaster i got way back in 2008,the rest of the fixture parts are long gone,so this is all that's left.

The Ballast itself works,but since all the connector tabs broke off,along with the Wires its pretty much useless.
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Regent 175 Watt Mercury Vapor Ballast

Here's the ballast from my Regent Yardblaster i got way back in 2008,the rest of the fixture parts are long gone,so this is all that's left.

The Ballast itself works,but since all the connector tabs broke off,along with the Wires its pretty much useless.

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Filename:Ballast_s_001.JPG
Album name:Form109 / Lighting Components
Keywords:Gear
Company and Date Manufactured:Regent
Model Number:075-0113
Wattage:175
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Filesize:515 KiB
Date added:Aug 22, 2010
Dimensions:2592 x 1535 pixels
Displayed:381 times
Contrast:2
DateTime Original:2010:08:22 14:46:45
Exposure Bias:2 EV
Exposure Mode:1
Exposure Program:Program
Exposure Time:1/40 sec
FNumber:f/2.8
Flash:Red Eye, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal length:7.9 mm
ISO:100
Light Source:Unknown: 0
Make:Sony
Max Aperture:f/2.8
Model:DSC-P93
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GullWhiz   [Aug 23, 2010 at 11:18 AM]
This could be fixed if you can do it carefully....I've done it before
Form109   [Aug 23, 2010 at 09:50 PM]
jace the Coil lead wires broke all the way off to the Core...the only way possible i see it happening is if i could disassemble the Core...which seems impossible since its Welded.
GullWhiz   [Aug 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM]
well it is possible to fix...but a bit risky...I done it before by unwounding the the coil a little bit...and till I reached where it broke...I added new coil by connecting it with electrical tape (to prevent from touching the iron part and the other coils...so there is no short) then rewound them using Elmer's glue...(the cheapest most hill billy way instead of using varnish)...but there is NO guarantee of any of this or even guarantee of safety...so...it may not be worth it!

I actually am working on a Crouse Hinds reactor HPS ballast...trying to UNSHORT it.....so far no luck..but I may have unshorted it a bit...but not enough for the starter to sense there is no short to strike!
joe_347V   [Aug 24, 2010 at 01:01 AM]
I also think you might be able to fix up your ballast Devonte, you could do what Jace said about unwinding the coil a little bit and then solder on a new length of wire on to the free lead after scraping the varnish off the wire so it conducts. After soldering the wire on you would insulate the joint with a short piece of heat shrink or liquid electrical tape.

This might not work if the wire broke all the way back to where the coil meets the core though. Also if you do decide to fix it I would be more careful and use a fuse the first time you fire it up.
Form109   [Aug 28, 2010 at 04:27 AM]
We'll see.....i dont think its worth it though unfortunately.
GullWhiz   [Aug 28, 2010 at 02:05 PM]
Lets put it this way....if you WANT to become a future lighting inventor, or an engineering or even a creator of stuff, electrical guy...or whatever....then it IS worth it to improve skills and learn, and discover! However caution while working on stuff....and know the dangers, and do those and test in safe places too...and in a distance if needed....
Form109   [Nov 26, 2011 at 11:50 PM]
also,elmers glue doesnt seem like a good bet especially seeing how hot this ballast gets when it runs.
GullWhiz   [Nov 27, 2011 at 02:52 AM]
Actually you would be surprised.....a few people has suggested dipping the ballast in a heated Elmer glue....they do the trick....Elmers glue isn't flammable either...just a good alternative for light testing and collection, but not best solution....just a cheaper solution....It's probably even better than using PAINT which Michael did in the OV-10....although the original red varnish did look like paint!
joe_347V   [Nov 27, 2011 at 03:05 AM]
What about this stuff, my local electronics store sells them in the small bottles.
streetlight98   [Nov 27, 2011 at 03:36 AM]
Embarrassed
GullWhiz   [Nov 27, 2011 at 03:38 AM]
Yep that is the correct stuff here......but I never could find one LOL....
Form109   [Nov 27, 2011 at 08:53 AM]
that varnish looks much better than elmers glue. Razz
SeanB~1   [Nov 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM]
Right varnish, you will just need a bigger bottle of it. I still have a transformer I made as an apprentice, somewhere. Covered in red varnish.
Form109   [Nov 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM]
you "made" a transformer?...can we see it. Smile
SeanB~1   [Nov 27, 2011 at 11:58 AM]
I had premade laminations, but had to make the former and wind the primary and secondary windings myself. Had to make the clamp as well. looks like a regular item, aside from the leadout wires.

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