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Re: [APD] Icecap MH Ballasts and Iwasaki Bulbs

Jerry Baker wrote:

>Jerry Baker wrote:
>>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.
>Neither trick worked. I was able to record the noises so that others 
>might tell me if it is normal noise or not.
>Ballast firing up:
>Ballast hum after running for 30 minutes:
>Bulb noise after running for 30 minutes:
>Thanks for anyone willing to listen and let me know. I've never had MH 
>electronic ballasts before, so I don't know if the noise is normal or not.
Well, I listened to all the recordings. I perscribe a hammer. 
Immediately. Make it stop.

- C.
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