Cold Cathode Power Req Question

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  1. Betaboy1983

    Betaboy1983 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I've been Googling for a bit and can't seem to find an answer to this question.

    Short and sweet, is it possible to power some cold cathode tubes with a regular rapid start florescent ballast?

    From what I am reading it seems the answer is no, but I just had to throw it out to all you fine people for your opinions.
    Thanks in advance for any input.
     
  2. ChRoNo16

    ChRoNo16 [H]ard|Gawd

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    They have always been finnicky, I would just go with no, and replace any cold cathodes with LED
     
  3. Betaboy1983

    Betaboy1983 [H]ard|Gawd

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    They are from an old 26" Samsung monitor that bit the dust. Not sure if it's the tubes themselves or the inverter board so I was thinking I could test the bulbs before anything else. I don't want to sink any money into it at all trying to diagnose either. I'm in no rush so if continued research doesn't help I might just plug one in outside and see what happens. The monitor already doesn't work and has been replaced so who cares really.

    Thanks for your input ChRoNo16.