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  1. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    Triumph Adler TA-209 (Mita DC1001)
    Existing lamp 950W (Ushio PB2)- approx 320mm X 6mm
    No luck with sourcing this so far.
    Can anyone recommend a supplier or maybe have knowledge of a suitable
    I'll mod the unit if necessary, if I can find anything remotely similar.

  2. James

    James Guest

    Kyocera Mita / former Mita agent sounds like a good place to start. How old
    is the machine? Don't really htink it would be a fantastic idea to modify a
    fuser to suit a different lamp, at best you'll probably end up with fuser
    errors due to inconsistencies in time to heat, at worst ...well...lets leave
    that upto your imagination.

    Google brought up a few matches for heater lamps in the US but all the wrong
    voltage of course.

  3. An error will be generated if the fuser takes too long to reach the correct
    temp ~180c, which is usually over 30 - 45 seconds. There will be no error if
    it reaches the correct temperature sooner than normal, however, that's not
    to say that its not going to destroy the controlling circuitry with the
    extra load of a higher wattage lamp. ALL fusers have over temperature fuses
    which blow in the event of the fuser being stuck on from failed control
    circuitry even the new style ceramic heater plastic film fusers.

    I have a sharp jx9600 (pile of shit) laser printer running a fuser lamp
    twice the wattage of the stock unit, it warms up in half the time and has
    run without issue for 2 years. I don't recommend it, but it can be done!
  4. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    Many thanks for your input James and Ziggy.

    Re: the age of the machine: I have no idea but it's in excellent shape
    and hardly used. (I probably wouldn't bother with it otherwise).
    One of the terminations on the lamp has been broken off at some point.(??)
    I take both your points regarding modifying the fuser.
    I had thought that if I could find a lamp of similar (close) power
    rating and size I could modify the mounting hardware to fit if necessary
    without altering the characteristics of the fuser too much.
    I had done a fair bit of "Googling" already with little success, however
    I did manage to find a lamp today (in the States) rated 950W @ 220v
    (surprisingly) for a different Mita model. I'll pursue that further.

    And to Ziggy: I must say I'm impressed with your pushing of the
    envelope! You're a braver man than I am!
    (Tim-"The Tool-man" would be proud!)
  5. Chas

    Chas Guest

    You might find a similat tungsten- halogen 1000W unit designed for
    floodlights, at your local electrical wholesaler. Take your lamp along as a
  6. It was either that or chuck it out - so I gave it a chance, but to be safe,
    its never left on unattended and always switched off when not in use. Ive
    seen many a totally destroyed fuser because of a slow acting thermal fuse in
    an emergency.
  7. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    I hadn't considered these lamps since my memory of them from years ago
    suggested that they weren't quite long enough.
    However I just did a quick search and found at least two (1000W) which
    seem to be a suitable length. The diameter is a little larger but I
    don't think that would be a problem. I'll take another look at the fuser.

    Many thanks Chas.
  8. Harvey

    Harvey Guest

    Lends a whole new meaning to the term "Fuser" :)
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