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Old 07-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #21
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There got to be another way to run these lights without that damn ballast...something more durable and safer.
You must have a ballast to provide the 700+ volts these things require. However, you don't need *these* ballasts. In theory, you could use a ballast/starter from any flourescent light fixture, as long as it is for a tube of the approx length and provides the correct current.


What type/rating fuse are you using? I would recommend using a fast-blow 1.5A or at most a 2A. That will hopefully stop the burnings...
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:01 PM   #22
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I just ordered two also...the total was $16.50 including shipping....sweet....thats cheaper then my "under warranty ballast".



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I got my rings from ebay... They had the black ballasts from above (with all the pretty writing on them). Didn't last too long. I got some replacements from VibeLights.com 2 @ 16.50 shipped. They've been going strong, and actually, I think they work better than the originals. I would recommend those.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:02 PM   #23
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im using the fuse provided with umnitza p46 headlights...not sure what kind of fuse it is...ill check it out



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You must have a ballast to provide the 700+ volts these things require. However, you don't need *these* ballasts. In theory, you could use a ballast/starter from any flourescent light fixture, as long as it is for a tube of the approx length and provides the correct current.


What type/rating fuse are you using? I would recommend using a fast-blow 1.5A or at most a 2A. That will hopefully stop the burnings...
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:04 PM   #24
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i have vibelights.com ballast, they work great!
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #25
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:56 PM   #26
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ive had one burn

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Old 07-21-2007, 11:00 PM   #27
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:01 PM   #28
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how come only one side...(driver side) requires a ballast for the p46 angel eyes...and the pass side doesn't....i know i know...its a stupid question...i always wondered...anyone know?
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:07 PM   #29
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i think the other is built into the headlight.

i have 2
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:10 PM   #30
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The replacement ballasts I got for my X were soo much bigger and heavier than the originals, hopefully they last twice as long...atleast.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:16 PM   #31
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were did you purchase your replacement from??



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The replacement ballasts I got for my X were soo much bigger and heavier than the originals, hopefully they last twice as long...atleast.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:29 PM   #32
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how come only one side...(driver side) requires a ballast for the p46 angel eyes...and the pass side doesn't....i know i know...its a stupid question...i always wondered...anyone know?
wait what? each headlight needs a ballast. 1 ballast for 2 rings.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:51 PM   #33
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which one did you order??
looks like the cheapest one with shipping is $12....umnitza was charging me $10 just for shipping!!.....hmmmm...makes me wonder if it really was covered under warranty or i just got suckered into paying for product and shipping.
i got the cheapest one. like sstainba said. it was 16.50 for 2 when i bought it.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:55 PM   #34
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my p46 only came with 1 ballast for the driver side....



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wait what? each headlight needs a ballast. 1 ballast for 2 rings.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:57 PM   #35
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are you sure your pass side doesn't have the ballast inside the housing?
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:02 AM   #36
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i never checked....i dont see how they can fit it in there...but i will check
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:03 AM   #37
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yea, they should be able to. the new ones come with them inside
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:32 AM   #38
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were did you purchase your replacement from??
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:05 PM   #39
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which one did you order??
looks like the cheapest one with shipping is $12....umnitza was charging me $10 just for shipping!!.....hmmmm...makes me wonder if it really was covered under warranty or i just got suckered into paying for product and shipping.
You were indeed suckered into paying for a product and shipping under them. Vibelights.com sells replacement ballasts for much cheaper, and have some that are even BETTER than the ones provided by unitza. I've found that the so-called "lifetime warranty" is a sales gimmick, especially when you have to pay for more to replace a bad part (like ballasts) than it would to just buy it outright. In contrast, I've bought DDE Titaniums/Raptors, (available from uniqueeurodesign.com), and those do come with real "lifetime warranty" that doesn't cost a SINGLE penny to replace anything. They don't require deposits, charge shipping costs, nor require pictures and other proof that their product is really defective or at fault.


Anyway, bookmark vibelights.com for getting replacement ballasts in the future than to overpay for shipping and for a replacement ballast through that vendor.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:35 PM   #40
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wait..the new ones come with them INSIDE the headlight? well thats the way it fricken should be. Why didnt I get that type. I bought mine only like 3 months ago.
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