Slim HID Ballasts? Need input...

Flashanator

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I only know the average sized automotive 35w-55w ballasts. i.e (from HIDworld) There a little big & hard to fit in a light.

But I was looking at these Slim ballasts for example:
example 1
example 2
example 3

They really seem great for fitting in a light.

But being alot smaller would there be any loss in quality? underpowered?

Could I use cheapo 55w HID bulbs with these kits?


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I bought a kit (2) of these 50w ultra slim ballast with choice of bulb... I have one I'll sell for $85 if interested - 1 Ballast & Bulb (9005 bulb) Kit...


It's a Unite HID ballast
Title = 50W Slim ballast HID kit 9004 9005 9006 880 881 10000K
Ebay Sales thread = http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/50W-...m14QQhashZitem140275961347QQitemZ140275961347


I installed one yesterday in a Barracuda remote control HID Light. The ballast start-up is nice and fast with good power. These seem really well built and are very small... I'd say the bulb is pretty good although most 4300k China bulbs are not as warm in color temp as the GE-Osram Bulbs. The price is very nice and in many ways they lead the technology... 100w version up next!






2 Slims compared to BarnBurner Ballast (same size as 50 watt)

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Surgery
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100 watt version (ballast has to ride on top!)

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50w Ultra Slim with the Polarion Ballast

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Soft Potting Material on Slim.

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cheers!



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Thanks for the reply, these sound really great, I love the size.

So is the 50w the output? Or is it the same as the numbers game with other 55w HID kits?


Just waiting for the pics to load up, my ISP is capped. :(


cheers. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the reply, these sound really great, I love the size.
So is the 50w the output? Or is it the same as the numbers game with other 55w HID kits?

I am very confident that they are not 55 or even 50 watt output. If they were 50 watt with that small surface area for cooling they would quickly overheat and fail without some suplemental cooling if operated for more than maybe 20 min.
 

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Thanks for the reply, these sound really great, I love the size.

So is the 50w the output? Or is it the same as the numbers game with other 55w HID kits?


Just waiting for the pics to load up, my ISP is capped. :(


cheers. :thumbsup:




Hey Flash, I have no way of testing and don't have the technical capabilities and I'd be betting like Xeray on the power BUT I will send the extra one I have, Ultra Slim 50 watt and the Monster 50 -100 watt Dual Powered Ballast along with a 100w bulb (100w is not advertised to bulb) to a qualified member at CPF for testing to see. Ra has tested ballast for me in the past but he is out of pocket for time being.

So who has the technical expertise and the equipment and willingness to do some test!
 

IcantC

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Hey Flash Lips posted a good picture.

I have slim ones on my motorcycle and they are 35W. I have the thicker ones on my car and they too are 35W. The slim were easier to connect and obviously smaller. You don't need to connect them to a battery or powersource. You just connect it to the factory bulb connection, it will get power from there(female to male plug).

I have no way to test anything or run fancy tests, so can't tell you much more.

I got the slim set off Fleabay. I have a set sitting at home, can take pics if you need them?
 

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I got these 35W slim ballasts and they draw between 2.5 and 3 amps at 12 V, consuming 30-36W. I don't know the efficiency, but they are obviously a little lower as advertised... :(
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not sure if you noticed or not, but the place I gave you has a lifetime waranty on their stuff. Not sure how it works, never had one fail yet, but they say they even replace bulbs that go out.
 

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I have no way of testing and don't have the technical capabilities and I'd be betting like Xeray on the power BUT I will send the extra one I have, Ultra Slim 50 watt and the Monster 50 -100 watt Dual Powered Ballast along with a 100w bulb (100w is not advertised to bulb) to a qualified member at CPF for testing to see. Ra has tested ballast for me in the past but he is out of pocket for time being.

So who has the technical expertise and the equipment and willingness to do some test!


I would SO normally put my hand up for something like this, but unfortunately this time of the year I don't even have enough time to scratch myself. And besisdes I live in another Country to you. Also I don't know how much "expertise" I have per se but I would certainly be able to measure output. What voltage does the 100W ballast run on, DC, AC and how much ?
 
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I would SO normally put my hand up for something like this, but unfortunately this time of the year I don't even have enough time to scratch myself. And besisdes I live in another Country to you. Also I don't know how much "expertise" I have per se but I would certainly be able to measure output. What voltage does the 100W ballast run on, DC, AC and how much ?





9 - 32 v DC


OK, I'll PM you in next few days to see if we can work it out...





Maybe you could come up with a switch to make this a tri-stage ballast on the fly...


35 x 100 watts (total power consumed) no resistor
50 x 100 watts
80 x 100 watts


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