HTI Lamps - ok to turn on/off to test when buying?

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HTI Lamps - ok to turn on/off to test when buying?

Post by supa8 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:40 pm

Hi
About to buy and collect a 16mm projector with a HTI lamp.
Any precaution to take when transporting or using gear with these kind of lamps?
Does one risk to damage the lamp or the projector when turning on, then off after 20/30sec?
Then transport it in a car?
I want to make sure I don't blow the bulb.
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Re: HTI Lamps - ok to turn on/off to test when buying?

Post by aj » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:25 pm

Don't get your hands on any contacts when it is on. HTI have high voltage starter circuits. :)

The rest should be the same as halogens.
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Re: HTI Lamps - ok to turn on/off to test when buying?

Post by BAC » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:29 am

I like to let my projector bulbs cool down a few minutes before moving it but most of mine are old incandescent bulbs. They can break filaments easier when they are hot.

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Re: HTI Lamps - ok to turn on/off to test when buying?

Post by sciolist » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:18 am

BAC wrote:They can break filaments easier when they are hot.
HTI lamps don't have filaments as far as I'm aware; aren't they arc lamps?

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