Author Topic: 12volt flouresent ballasts  (Read 2391 times)

Offline goutoe

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12volt flouresent ballasts
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:08:58 AM »
For the past year I have been trying to find 12volt ballasts, my bus was a transit bus and the P.O used the original flouresent tubes in the conversion project they are built in to the oak cabinets very nice lighting 6ft tubes, anyway I finally found the correct ballasts yesterday on line if any of you guys are trying to find them the company is northern arizona wind & sun, as far as I Know there are not many transit buss conversions out there but I thought I should post just in case. BTW 42 bucks ea. + shipping
John & Linda 1977 AM General 6V92 turbo Detroit 3 Speed allison, 40 ft.

Offline gus

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Re: 12volt flouresent ballasts
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 01:57:51 PM »
Did you try Camping World?
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Offline wg4t50

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Re: 12volt flouresent ballasts
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 02:03:15 PM »
When I redid my MCI 24 Volt, I used both 24 VDC and 12 VDC Ballasts, got the 12 V jobs from a city bus, forgot the name of it, most likely a GM Fishbowl maybe, that was about 24 yr ago, I have CRS.  Do recall they were FREE.
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Central Virginia

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Re: 12volt flouresent ballasts
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 07:36:35 PM »
I bought my ballast from them a few years ago.  Good service.  They are still working.


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Re: 12volt flouresent ballasts
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 10:39:00 PM »
A few years ago, I asked Luke at US Coach about those. He looked them up and they were available new for about the same prices as AC ballasts. I don't think they are too hard to find. The electronic ballasts are a lot more likely to act up or interfere with other equipment.

For what it's worth.

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Re: 12volt flouresent ballasts
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 07:56:30 PM »
The price must have gone up since I bought mine last year. I bought 2 from Az Wind and Sun for $24. ea. P/N IB-116 Turned out that I only needed 1 when I discovered a loose wire in one of the fixtures, No problems since I have a spare on hand now  ;) We have 12 of these units built into the bus. I found a case of flour bulbs in a junk store for 2 bucks last year also and haven't had to replace a bulb since,
Will  :)