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Old 07-16-2013, 04:39 AM   #26
bms operator
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Default Re: Inverter tester using old CFL

Originally Posted by budm View Post
Do not throw away those broken CFL (14Watts or smaller), you can use them for testing your LCD monitor inverter circuits without buying spare lamps for testing.
You can solder the wires directly to the connectors on the inverter board or you can get the correct connectors but then you have to have more than one type.
I tested it out on my lamp tester board as you can see in the pictures.
I open up the lamp assembly using small hack saw just enough for me to crack it open, just be real careful.
very informative, I'll do it in the future.Instead of buying spare lamp its good to know broken CFL can be used for testing.

Thank you!
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