Adriano, i do not take any offense to how you found my service. Quite the opposite, i thank you for being so understanding for recieving what you surely believed to be a defective kit.
i put one of these kits on my left side HID, drove around with it yesterday (napanee and back to toronto). They work.
I dont really intend to complain anymore, this experience taught me that i should probably have a typed up instruction set for my future customers. I'm glad you're happy with the service, and hopefully my products will meet your expectations for years to come!
just noticed something else,
Originally Posted by Adriano
Not getting to technical; HID ballasts for automotive initially produces a “jolt” of voltage to start the arc in the bulb then after it is started, it lowers the voltage to keep the arc going. This high voltage circuit producing the spark may easily be faulty (which I’ve seen many times before in lower cost units) and not produce enough voltage to start the arc or work only intermittently which I have observed with at least one ballets that you have supplied.
I originally wasn't going to comment on this, because this is getting pretty technical, and i doubt anyone other than adriano and myself will really understand, but heregoes. Ontop of a ballast, the big metal box that come with the kits also acts as an ignitor. In other words, like you said, it acts as a capacitator to produce a very high watt surge of power to the HID bulb to accelerate the xenon particles, and cause them to start creating light. You also correctly pointed out that once the xenon light is luminescant, it requires a lot less power to keep it going.
Now a cap that hasen't been used in a while often doesn't build up its storage ability right away. So in the future i will tell my customers to do as follows. Install the ballast, and not connect the bulb. Start the ballast a few times. Plug in the bulb. Then start the ballast. Since the cap had a chance to be on with no draw on the output end, it had charged fully, and now is capable of storing enough power to start the xenon light output. Also, bench testing these kits with a battery is a poor idea, since some batteries actually produce less than 13.5v of power (kits nominal operating power input), and some batteries just dont have the wattage to power the ignitor for the surge.
If you guys have anymore problems, let me know