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Re: [APD] Icecap MH Ballasts and Iwasaki Bulbs

Jerry Baker wrote:
> I just recently acquired two Icecap 150W MH ballasts (which are really 
> Hatch electronic ballasts with a printed Icecap sticker stuck to the 
> side) and two matching Iwasaki bulbs. When I power them up, the bulb 
> emits a very high-pitched whine (like a camera flash charging) and 
> occasionally flickers. Does anyone know if I have done something wrong, 
> or do I need to send these to Icecap for "tuning"?

For posterity: I located a thread elsewhere that complained of similar 
symptoms. The poster stated that IceCap suggested that "stuff" in the 
bulb's ignitor could have become stuck and to shake it in the same 
manner as shaking down a thermometer to loosen it. The poster also 
stated that IceCap recommended that the ignitor be nearly vertical. I 
will try both of these techniques when I get home and let the list know 
of the results.

Jerry Baker
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