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Old 11-01-2017, 09:39 PM   #81
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Default Re: Inverter tester using old CFL

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That's a very interesting idea SkOrPn. Technically... or as far as I know... those CCFLs have similar voltage and current requirements, so you might be able to use one to test a monitor inverter. I'm actually very curious if that will work, as there's a computer store near me selling an UV CCFL kit (2 lamps + inverter) for $4 total. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Now, as far as replacing the CCFLs in a monitor with UV CCFLs - I don't know about that. Most likely the colors would be way off or not there at all, as you need a white backlight. And also, a CCFL like that probably won't fit inside a monitor.
Haha, well I wasn't thinking of putting that UV in my monitor. I was just wondering if the Dells inverter would fire it up. I already have some CFL (twisted bulbs) to use, but that UV tube one already has proper wires attached.

I know my video board needs caps, and my psu is probably still OK although should get news caps for the heck of it anyway, but I don't know if the inverter is OK or not. I don't even know how to remove the CCFL's. I was thinking about testing them on one of my Inverters I have for custom PC use, if that will work but I don't know. Either way I need to verify that the inverter and CCFL's are OK before I plan to fix anything else.

Still in research mode for that task.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:46 AM   #82
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Hey Budm,

I have a few of these lights, do you think I could use them without having to open them?

They are sold at home depot for 4.97$

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Old 01-25-2018, 02:13 PM   #83
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Default Re: Inverter tester using old CFL

You could use those directly, yes.

Just bear in mind that they may not last as long as they would when used with the correct inverter, I think the monitor inverters drive a higher voltage as their CCFL tubes are longer, so the test lamps may fail faster. That's what I experienced anyway - although I was using scavenged tubes from CFL lamps which may have been near their end of life already...
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:39 PM   #84
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Bad lamps and bad wiring.
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Bad lamps and bad wiring ii.
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Default Re: Inverter tester using old CFL

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Bad lamps and bad wiring.


^^ OH MY.... ^^
How many thousands of LCD monitors have you fixed to collect all that?

Gee. To think I already had second thoughts of doing a lamp replacement after I did my first, because I thought it was so "involved".

My deepest respects and hat off to you sir! You have quite the patience and skill.
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