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what part is this in a fleurescent light?

on a circular compact fleurescent

the ballast has 2 wires going to the bulb (one to each end)

and there is a small brown rectangular blob going to the other 2 pins

is it a resistor? a capacitor?

G-F103K

:(H)630V:|||:

is written on it

so it can do up to 630 volts?

thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sounds Like a Capacitor....G-F 150 [as In Gig-Farad ] Sometimes used For Switch/Start on these Light Fittings....and No not Conventional 630 Volts as You may Know it....very often it relates to the " Firing Voltage" required to ignite the gas in the light Fitting....Phew ! ..Round Floro's..Good Luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would say that it has to be a ballast. Since there are no wires connection inside the tube, only a conductive gas, it take more voltage than 110 can provide, so it is ballasted.

    If it were round and looked about the size of a AA battery, I would have said it was the starter.

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  • aussie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It most likely is the starter part of the ballast and that 630 v is the starting voltage to get the light started

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe it's a capacitor .01mfd @ 630V.

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