Repairing Fluorescent Tube Starter (fused bimetal strip)
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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
A starter is, as its name suggests, the element which "starts" a fluorescent tube. It is basically just a switch that opens and closes automatically until the fluorescent tube lights. There are two different types of starters out there, one based on an electrical switch and the other on a mechanical switch. A glow starter is a mechanical switch. It consists of a capacitor parallel to a glow lamp made of a bimetal strip (this combination makes an automatically opening and closing switch).