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Calibration bulbs...

A leading question fellas...

Are the Alpy Ar-Ne bulbs really just the same as those found in Relco starters?

They look identical and perform so similarly that I can't see any difference.

They're not a prticular manufacturer that gives better lines, are brighter or trigger at a lower voltage?

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Tony

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Yep identical

Hi Tony

Yep they are Relco 480 starters, though I believe Shelyak sort them, probably based on trigger voltage. Their power supply is also designed to prolong their life (constant current ?)

I have some notes on this that Francois Cochard published somewhere. I will dig them out

Cheers

Robin

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Shelyak information on using Relco 480 "lamps"
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Many thank Robin - again...

Regards

T