I have an old (1988) laser printer which needs a new fuser lamp. It's an obscure make (Blaser Star 2), I believe it's based on a Sanyo mechanism.
An original is almost certainly no longer available, however I'm hoping to find a usable lamp in the spares lists for more mainstream printers. (There can't be all that many variations on a straight halogen lamp as wide as A4 paper, can there??)
It looks much like the linear halogen lamps that are sometimes used in home floodlights, the contacts being 'dimples' in the ends.
Rating is 220V 550W (UK power) Length (overall) 307mm Diameter 8mm (excluding the knobbly bit in the middle).
I suspect wattage is slightly negotiable as the fuser is thermister controlled anyway. Length would also be slightly negotiable by adjustment of the spring contacts.
So, can anyone out there say if the lamps for common printers such as the HP LJ series, Canon engines, Lexmark, etc are that physical size? That wattage? Whilst lots of sites list spare lamps, all just say "fits make xxx model yyy" and give no mechanical info whatever!
Thanks for your help. Mike.