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Paul Adsett
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From: USA
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 - posted January 15, 2013 04:50 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here is an extremely simple way to convert the Pathe Ace to the much better(and available) 12 volt 10 watt halogen bulb.
First remove the old lamp socket from the black plastic lampholder tube, and the insert a new round low voltage ceramic socket , with flying leads, and bond in place with epoxy resin, making sure that the ceramic holder is perfectly centered on the plastic tube, so that it can be inserted thru the hole on the back side of the projector. Then when you know all is well, pot the whole inside of the plastic tube, thru which the lead wires pass, with silicone adhesive. Finally, connect the leads to an external 12 volt transformer.
Real simple, and it works like a charm.

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[ January 15, 2013, 09:03 PM: Message edited by: Paul Adsett ]

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Dino Everette
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 - posted January 16, 2013 12:35 AM      Profile for Dino Everette   Email Dino Everette   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
another great tip paul, you are the man! [Smile]

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Ken Finch
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From: Herne Bay, Kent. U.K.
Registered: Oct 2011


 - posted January 16, 2013 12:35 PM      Profile for Ken Finch   Email Ken Finch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Paul, Great minds think alike etc!! Thats just what I have suggested, more or less. See Pathe Baby update posts. Ken Finch. [Smile]

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