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New tube for Portaflash 336VM


shiny 11 6 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 3:35PM
Hi All,

I'm trying to get a new flash tube for a portaflash 336VM and was wondering if anyone knew where to get one, or what the spec for the tube is so I can look around.

To be clear it's not the screw in modelling bulb I need, it's the actual circular tube. I don't think it's supposed to be user replaceable and Jessops can't help.

I have looked on ebay, I thought I had seen one on there but I can't see any at the moment.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Michael

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Chrism8 10 824 16 England
29 Nov 2012 4:36PM
According to this web site, Here not user replaceable, may be better off with a new unit from Fleabay

Cheers

Chris
timbo 14 595 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:26AM
Blimey, i have one of these somewhere (and one of the next model down without modelling light), still working. If you want to buy them off me send me a private message and we can talk about it.
shiny 11 6 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 9:59AM
Thanks for the answers.

I bought the faulty unit on ebay as part of a job lot (2 of the 336VM's, stands, and a few other bits and pieces). It was marked as being faulty but I only really wanted 1 of them to add to add to my existing kit and for 40 for all of it, it was well worth getting.

Now that it has been sat for a while I thought it would be good to try and get it going, if I can't I haven't lost anything.

A friend is a bit of an electronics wizz and has got the unit open. While the tube is not supposed to be user replaceable he thinks he can solder a new tube in and get it working for me, all we need to know is the voltage / wattage etc to get a new one.

Jessops can't help. The guy I spoke to at there customer support told me to look on the manufacturers website, he didn't even know it was there own brand!

I'll keep looking, as I say I have nothing to lose.

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