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Bennett 3012 light ballast
#761419 Fri Mar 05 2021 04:31 PM
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Trying to get the lights working on my Bennett Model 3012. New bulbs, starters, and wiring up through the pump. The 2 light ballasts look like they need to be replaced, the one pictured is the better one of the 2.

Where would I find a replacement ballast that matches these? The ones at Menard's the guy said is correct for F18T8 bulb have too many wires (mine has 2) and doesn't match what I am replacing.

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Re: Bennett 3012 light ballast
iowagas #761420 Fri Mar 05 2021 04:41 PM
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For electrical things out of the ordinary, I go to an electrical supply company.

A place electricans go to - not a Big Box store.

Take one or your original ballasts with you.

Later . . .

Jim

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iowagas #761429 Fri Mar 05 2021 08:17 PM
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Check with any of the neon light shops in the area they should be able to help you out.

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I'm guessing your pump has 2 bulbs? Then it had one ballast for each bulb? Possibly the ballast from Menards was for two bulbs? (Thus all the wires?)I'm not sure how old a 3012 pump is but I'm surprised it uses T8(smaller diameter) bulbs.

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Originally Posted by Stevo
I'm guessing your pump has 2 bulbs? Then it had one ballast for each bulb? Possibly the ballast from Menards was for two bulbs? (Thus all the wires?)I'm not sure how old a 3012 pump is but I'm surprised it uses T8(smaller diameter) bulbs.

Yes, 2 bulbs. I am assuming T8s are the correct size as that is what was in there and they fit.

In doing some "Googling" I think the ones from Menards are electronic ballasts and I need the older magnetic ballasts that uses starters (FS-2). Not an electrician so looking to cut as few wires as possible. The other magnetic ballasts I have found on eBay, etc are much smaller than what is in my pump so I am not sure that they would work.

I am guessing my Bennett is early 60s? Square body but has a provision to add a globe.

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Re: Bennett 3012 light ballast
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Hi Jim, You are correct the pump is from the early 60's. I am working on a 3015 and when I contacted the Bennett company they told me mine was probably from 1967 based on the serial number. As far as lighting issues are concerned if I cant replace it wire by wire I am lost as I am not electrician either. I take mine to a local sign company. They know the application for the modern stuff and have never let me down. Meanwhile here is a link for a manual for your pump. I purchased none for mine from this same seller. John

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bennett-Model-3012-Gasoline-Pump-Dispenser-1962-Parts-Catalog-Specs-1000/324245580721?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item4b7e8aebb1:g:oMAAAOSw2ZRfIwdC&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACcBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%252Fn%252BzU5L90Z278x5ickk5v8gVt3hEWLVg%252F253w6XCb2%252B1iDdVrxF9ipVROyVKfX78wRwww15H9GVD0hJIFKAbeKKdgT%252BKAafDxrreF7qWkZPv0ndXr05Flhkcls0%252BYmuvy52uiRVee0IhWygu1S8FI7RnmN%252ByWJANgHWAevzBpW1d%252FFsyQJXgfXmKV8lkHrxsOfxbCoYtAP8%252F0gY63IecMtMacezbl%252B2JP3tSJGZqApFLqIoGpdnaMf7SGXqfsZ95Qqc6jhAbmRiqYJ1oxmORJmb5GNuGBSLmkT6trjvREDOv%252FdN%252FGoVthrvn0gaB4AtWF%252BRFcQ8%252BySsh%252BUIOmnC5VQ9e8kvCBBn2SNNxJIadJmCPzRROj5sjIgkriqQvOU%252FvNlUEdw%252BiDYmj45VDuZAxDN5Q%252FI5HuPbpSOdh3oxHoHC0oVu77wYxkEMPI%252FN7pGV4lLpZ8H1rLA8r%252BCP96KcgfxmWUA%252FQNXvoyEFZ3C3tKgYxGmI3mFcnn6aLu0kY1U0WEp%252FZHPSfxvzuqxpQQlvdXLrNWnnH340LBtT1pinQxiXLw24aWd7wAypablZBkUvMhkDedT2jx6FLlTTlju566a6b5IyeyTDbvsJHw3Z5qtgi%252FLY8iRIhRT5ptKDjkjoBhcQvPk%252BgpwneVeZq3wHudaU4FXpPP3%252FDDCqiMuou0dPkOgvFI0jXdqpLLJAkQmB5yffuBRiLqAM8KxzRlwwdsLqcqE%252FuL3JxunDGdr2MiuDyq4g5UVyDLcPP%252B%252Bn4i36t8KnCw%252F03IkaA%252F%252BywmG7XZZOG3Uzy1lIQSb1YA4OBQ%253D%253D%7Ccksum%3A324245580721fbc54e91ac8d4a7f8bdaf91004b17118%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524

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Re: Bennett 3012 light ballast
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Check out Robertson CC1320P ballast, its a 2 wire ballast that works with a F18T8.

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Thanks fleetcmat and Stevo for the links, I will check into them when I get home from work.

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Maybe this will help

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Re: Bennett 3012 light ballast
iowagas #761458 Sat Mar 06 2021 04:03 PM
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Thanks for the diagram.

Mistyped earlier, the bulbs are F15T8 not F18T8 if that makes a difference.

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No difference- that's a F15T8 in the pic. I would suggest doing a test mock up like in the pic using your original ballast, maybe your problem is in the old wiring/sockets.

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Just ordered 4, I think my 1960s Coke machine would take the same ballast, then have one on hand just in case.


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