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Ive had a number of these lamps literally explode.
Explode in the sense that there is a very loud bang, the lighting fuse
blows, the base of the CFL is covered in black stuff and sometimes the
base is cracked.
Pulling the base apart literally reveals a charred black mess with not
much recognisable.
Only common factor seems to be that the lamps are made in China .
Does anyone have a typical circuit of whats in the base of these
lamps.
Im guessing its some kind of electronic ballast, but Im interested to
see what could blow up in such a violent way.
Tnx


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Ive had a number of these lamps literally explode.

Does anyone have a typical circuit of whats in the base of these
lamps.
Im guessing its some kind of electronic ballast,



**** If you are only guessing "it's some kind of electronic ballast",then
even if someone supplied you with a circuit,you wouldn't have the foggiest
idea of what you were looking at!

The mind boggles!

Brian g


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On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 12:19:47 GMT, "Brian g"

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Why, ballasts dont have to be electronic.


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Have a look at:
http://pavouk.comp.cz/hw/lamp/en_index.html

petrus bitbyter



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"Mauried"
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** There is a good chance that your  "explosive " is a common, 400 volt DC,
polyester film cap.

Wired right across the AC supply  -  but not rated for that job.

CFLs are not required to meet any performance or good design standards.

OTOH  -   are you in a lightning prone area ?????


This URL may prove informative:

http://sound.westhost.com/articles/incandescent.htm




.......    Phil





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On Sun, 4 Mar 2007 01:12:38 +1100, "Phil Allison"

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Thanks for this , a good informative article.

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Thats an ill informed statement
They do in Australia and New Zealand and it was mentioned previously.

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"Jonno"
 "Phil Allison"
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**  Shame it is total fact  -  you  ass.


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**  Funny how this anonymous fuckwit did not point to it.





......    Phil

 



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Maybe you should give us a link to it then, *if* you can?

MrT.



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"Mr.T"
 "Jonno"

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**  He gave a link to a NZ  Electricity Commission discussion paper.

  Shame there is nothing mandatory about the performance standards it
mentions.



......   Phil




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I did and if you didnt read it find it yourself.
Here are the standards. AS/NZs60968 2001 Google it like I did, if you can.

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http://www.electricitycommission.govt.nz/pdfs/submissions/elect-effic/fluorescent-jan06/Phillips2.pdf

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standards.

Can you point out the compulsory *performance* standards part that is
currently enforceable by law in Australia, or are you just confusing safety
standards? (which seem to be little enforced here anyway)

MrT.



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I agree that there is little to enforce any standards, but that is a
legal situation. At least where there are standards, I would hope
there is enforcement.
I am not going to look for them at this point.

Someone else who is affected should do so. its all on the Net

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"Jonno =  some asinine shithead from fuck knows where "


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** The fact is,  the  VAST  MAJORITY of  standards

    are  COMPLETELY    VOLUNTARY    !!

  -   YOU    POSTURING     ASS   !!!!



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** Some standards are enshrined in legislation while most are not.

Shame how many  ASININE  FUCKHEADS  like this anonymous

"  Jonno  "   CRETIN  have no bloody clue  !!!!



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** No need for it  to be compulsory in most cases.

 The buying public get to chose what they pay for.



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** Of course -  no chance to see anything with his head

  SHOVED  SO  FAR  UP   HIS  STUPID  FAT  ARSE  !!


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**  The same info as had been posted by myself and others already.


 Fuck off   -   Jonno

 Don't come back.



........  Phil



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Oh you foolish person. You found all these lovely large words for me?
The yuare big words for a three year old.
Now you are going to put them in the right order some day arent you?


Phil Allison wrote:
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It say right here "somewhere@in the cloud".
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But If they kill someone, they would need to prove their product
is safe and suitable for the task sold.

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The oxford education is showing in your case ehh!!!
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Yes, safety standards, (if any) will apply.

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No, that's a consumer affairs issue between seller and purchaser, not the
manufacturer (unless his advertising was misleading of course)

MrT.




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But if the standard is "printed" on the globe then its binding.

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"Jonno =  some asinine shithead from fuck knows where "


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** The fact is,  the  VAST  MAJORITY of  standards

  are  COMPLETELY    VOLUNTARY    !!

  -    YOU    POSTURING   BLOODY    ASS   !!!!


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** Some standards are enshrined in legislation while most are not.

Shame how many  ASININE  FUCKHEADS  like this anonymous

"  Jonno  "   CRETIN  have no bloody clue   !!!!



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**  No need for it  to be compulsory in most cases.


The buying public get to chose what they pay for
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and pay just for what they chose.
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** Of course -  no chance to see anything with his head

 SHOVED   SO  FAR   UP   HIS  STUPID   FAT  ARSE  !!


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**  The same info as had been posted by myself and others already.


FUCK OFF    -    " Jonno "

Don't ever dream of coming  back.

Or I'll eat you alive.





........  Phil





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Limited logic is no excuse to be this crazy.
Wish DR. House was here....
Eat me alive? You wish.
We are talking light globe standards, and you talk lunch.
Please keep your mind on the subject!
Were you always this light headed?


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