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What Happens With A Bad (Shorted) Fluorescent Ballast

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Published on Apr 1, 2011

Have you ever wondered what happens if you try to run a fluorescent bulb without a ballast? Or if a preheat ballast goes up in smoke and shorts?

The answer as you are about to see is, a bright flash, a 'pop' sound, and instant death for the bulb.

Thats what happens with a shorted ballast (which is the exact same thing as with no ballast at all). Each of the 3 times i flipped the switch on in this video, it greatly dimmed the rest of the lights on the circuit (due to the near-short/large current draw), but did not blow the circuit-breaker, because it was so fast.

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WARNING!
THIS VIDEO IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

DO NOT ATTEMPT THE DEMONSTRATIONS SHOWN HERE.

FLUORESCENT BULBS CAN IMPLODE WHICH WILL RESULT IN FLYING GLASS AND THE RELEASE OF HIGHLY TOXIC MATERIALS.

SHORTED BALLASTS CAN RESULT IN OVERLOADS, FIRES, AND THE RELEASE OF TOXIC MATERIALS.

ALL OF WHICH MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY, AND/OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY.

AGAIN DO NOT ATTEMPT WHAT WAS SHOWN HERE.

NEITHER I, NOR YOU-TUBE CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OR MIS-USE OF THE INFORMATION SHOWN HERE.

Please Be Safe...Don't Try This!

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