Accession Number : AD0801511

Title :   COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF LAMPCHANGERS.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Urfer, K. D.

Report Date : 17 OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This report describes a comparative evaluation of the four-place lamp-changer presently used for flashed lighted aids to navigation and two newly designed six-place lampchangers intended as its replacement. All of the lampchangers operate from low-voltage battery supplies. The new lampchangers utilize electronic sensing of the failure of the operating lamp to provide activation of a spring-loaded drive mechanism to bring a new lamp into the operating position. This report describes temperature, electrical and environmental tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LIGHTING EQUIPMENT), (*SYNCHROS, INCANDESCENT LAMPS, FILAMENTS, NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS, COAST GUARD, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS).

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE