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Garnick

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C4-7 Flash Tube
« on: June 13, 2016, 01:43:03 pm »

I'm aware that the C4-7 Flash tube is no longer available, but wondering if anyone might have one for sale or perhaps know where I might find one.  It's for a Photogenic PM12 Flash Head that I still use occasionally and have only one bulb, no backup.

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Re: C4-7 Flash Tube
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 07:34:29 am »

Just did a quick Google search:

https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/FT/C4-15D

This is an (old) standard mount, should be no problem to get one manufactured for decades to come :-)

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Re: C4-7 Flash Tube
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 12:27:17 pm »

Hi Ulf,

Thanks for the reply.  Unfortunately this the C4-15D, not the C4-7 I was inquiring about.  The C4-7 is the one and only tube for the Photogenic head I have.  I have communicated with Photogenic and was told that they discontinued this flash tube more than 5 years ago.  They also sent a name of someone to get in touch with at a Photogenic Service Center, but I haven't had an opportunity to follow up on that at this point. 
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Re: C4-7 Flash Tube
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 01:24:45 pm »

Gary,

This was my first hit again:

http://www.genesislamp.com/c4fruvco.html

Even if this unit wonīt be available anymore it should be no problem for a service center to just change the flash tube itself. Unfortunately I donīt know the specs for your PM12 head but this is no rocket science, just ask for the capacitor voltage, power rating, and if it is quartz or standard glass, coated for CT or not and youīre done. HTH.

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Re: C4-7 Flash Tube
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 08:57:20 pm »

Gary,

This was my first hit again:

http://www.genesislamp.com/c4fruvco.html

Even if this unit wonīt be available anymore it should be no problem for a service center to just change the flash tube itself. Unfortunately I donīt know the specs for your PM12 head but this is no rocket science, just ask for the capacitor voltage, power rating, and if it is quartz or standard glass, coated for CT or not and youīre done. HTH.

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Ulf

This is part of the reply from Photogenic - "You are correct, the C4-7 is the one and only flashtube for the PM12".  I assume they know which flashtube is suitable for their own power supply units.  I will ask them again if there might be a way to use another flashtube with the PM12, but their initial response led me to believe that would not be the case.

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Re: C4-7 Flash Tube
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 07:06:06 am »

This is part of the reply from Photogenic - "You are correct, the C4-7 is the one and only flashtube for the PM12".  I assume they know which flashtube is suitable for their own power supply units.  I will ask them again if there might be a way to use another flashtube with the PM12, but their initial response led me to believe that would not be the case.

Gary

Gary, Sure. They might just donīt carry it anymore and donīt have a fitting solution to pull from the shelf. Still, in this case a friendly service technician (not necessarily from Photogenic) will be able to get a replacement tube and mount it in your old socket. Good luck!

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Re: C4-7 Flash Tube
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2016, 08:11:34 am »

Gary, Sure. They might just donīt carry it anymore and donīt have a fitting solution to pull from the shelf. Still, in this case a friendly service technician (not necessarily from Photogenic) will be able to get a replacement tube and mount it in your old socket. Good luck!

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I will look into that, since I believe you are probably correct.  Perhaps there is a way to refit another tube.

Thanks Ulf,
Gary
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