In two days time I went to three Pep Boys in Tucson and got 3 defective Stanley HIDs and a few days later picked up from Pep Boys in Sandy, UT the fourth. All did not work. Three of them when plugged into AC for the required 8 hour charge showed a steady green full charge light; one of the lights did flash red/green indicating it required the initial charge but it flashed for only a few minutes.
All four would not illuminate when turned on. I tested one on the direct DC cord and it came on.
What goes here? Did I screw up or is this part of the Stanley malfunction?
Each Pep Boys it appears keeps one in inventory, I did a lot of miles to get the HID. Wal Mart informed me they no longer inventory the HID. Where can I find one? I see them on Amazon but my luck suggests I would be facing a nuisance return item situation if I purchased another broken one.
Shortly I will be traveling MT, ID, UT, AZ down the I-15 corridor if anyone can answer: Where do I get one?
Or is there something out there that is similar to the N30 or HIDC10? BTW- my N30 bit the dust, the battery problem led to a burn out of the ballast once I put it on 12V sla, the battery held the voltage and did not dip unlike the 12V and 14.4V on NiMh packs I fooled with.
Thank you CPF,
edit: see post # 14 it is 5 in a row now!