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Old 30th Nov 2019, 11:23 pm   #1
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Default ID please on this bulb fitting

A very easy one this time! I'm just looking for a confirmation of exactly what fitting type this little neon bulb is.

I believe it may be a BA9S, but other than MES I known nothing about small bulb sizes! (even my torches are LED these days).

I picked these up at todays sale at the Vulcan central stores. I'd like to get one or two PCB mount holders, or those with right-angle solder tags, for them, but need to know exactly what im trying to find!

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 1:49 am   #2
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LBC possibly?

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 1:59 am   #3
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That is definitely a Ba9s base.
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Yes, also known as MBC and MCC.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 10:00 am   #5
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Default Re: ID please on this bulb fitting

This handy guide might help.. a BA9s

https://www.easy-lightbulbs.com/ligh...ides/fittings/
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 12:58 pm   #6
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Thats great, thanks,
Just need now to find some holders


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RS list a few types.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 1:20 pm   #8
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RS list a few types.
RS do in fact have the PCB ones, but although ok priced each at 60p, they are sold in 10x multiples. I only really want one or two. Bit of a dilemma. Still im in no rush so can keep my eye out.
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 5:56 pm   #9
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You may be able to find them from a vehicle spares supplier. Widely used on older cars for dashboard indicators, and sometimes for front marker lights that are built into the headlight housing.

Remember though that vehicle lamp holders are almost always earth return and therefore unsuitable for dangerous voltages.

EDIT to add, loads of earth return types for sale on ebay, and also a couple of insulated types with two terminals. Suggested search "ba9s bulb holder"

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Thats great, thanks,
Just need now to find some holdersMartin
I've used these people with some success ...no connexion etc just satisfied customer.
https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product_list/81
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 1:09 pm   #11
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Its the PCB mounting type im looking for. My local autospares has the spade terminal types
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