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Telstar rewiring help needed please!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Feb 14, 2017. 11 Replies

Hi everyone!I searched for instructions on how to rewire my Mathmos Telstar and though I found Astro rewiring help, no such luck for my lamp.I moved to Califormia from England a few years ago and…Continue

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S I replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"Hello - I just received my Telestar lamp and want to get it running.  You appear to have been able to this.  Would be able to let me know what materials you ordered and how you got it working.  Thanks"
Dec 10, 2015
Lizzie replied to Erin's discussion How I finally re-wired my Mathmos Jet/Astrobaby
"Ok, I'll try again.... Thanks!"
Sep 24, 2015
Erin left a comment for Lizzie
"Welcome Lizzie! :) Glad to have you!"
Sep 24, 2015
Lizzie replied to Erin's discussion How I finally re-wired my Mathmos Jet/Astrobaby
"Hi Erin! Slightly off topic question, but how did you add more than 3 photos? I want to upload my Telstar rewire, but I can't work it out.... Thanks in advance. (Also, thanks for the head start info. to get me motivated to do my own…"
Sep 24, 2015
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Sep 24, 2015
Lizzie replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"Ok, so the last piece finally arrived.... My lava lamp is now happily gooing away!! I'll put up my rewiring photos in a separate post so they're easy to find if someone else needs them. Thanks everyone!"
Sep 23, 2015
Modulo '70 left a comment for Lizzie
"Welcome to Oozing Goo from your fellow UK compatriot! Glad you're loving the US, home of the classic Lava Lite."
Sep 9, 2015
Brad replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"cool!  this forum can definitely use a re-wiring guide for the telstar as i don't think we have one."
Sep 9, 2015
Lizzie replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"Just ordered all of the parts.... I'll take photos as I go once everything arrives, (and share where I got all the bits from) exciting! We live with an electrician so I'll be sure to show him my work before I plug anything in haha!"
Sep 8, 2015
Brad replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"any lamp replacement cable will work.  they can be found in the lamp parts section of a hardware store.  you can add an in-line dimmer switch, but they tend to be on the large side.  another option is the cord dimmer, which plugs in…"
Sep 8, 2015
Lizzie replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"Thanks everyone! I'm definitely going to re-wire rather than go the step-up transformer route, I really don't want to have to deal with one of those chunky things! Bridget, with the travel adapter option, does the lamp get hot enough?…"
Sep 8, 2015
Brad replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"a wall converter alone won't work as US voltage is 120, and UK is 240.  it will light up, but won't flow. you can purchase an step-up voltage transformer, but these are somewhat costly and bulky. the best option IMO is to re-wire the…"
Sep 8, 2015
Carol replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"I found plenty of info on how to rewire the Astro, but not the Telstar and since I don't own any Mathmos lamps and don't know much about the whole rewire project, not sure if that would help you any.  If the bulb set is set up the…"
Sep 8, 2015
Bridget T replied to Lizzie's discussion Telstar rewiring help needed please!
"Quickest way would be to get an adapter and just use that to power the lamp.  On the one I had imported, I accepted that I would just have to find the special sized bulb (US light bases don't fit), and cut off the wall end and replaced it…"
Sep 8, 2015
Lizzie posted a discussion

Telstar rewiring help needed please!

Hi everyone!I searched for instructions on how to rewire my Mathmos Telstar and though I found Astro rewiring help, no such luck for my lamp.I moved to Califormia from England a few years ago and have been faffing around and procrastinating when it comes to certain things -one of these things is sorting out my lamp so I can actually use it again!Could someone give me some advice please? Or better yet, link me to a step by step tutorial?!Thank you in advance!LizzieSee More
Sep 7, 2015
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Something Interesting About Me:
I'm originally from England, I moved to California nearly 3 years ago to be with my husband. We had been together long distance for 10 years prior to marriage.... So it was about time!
Where I Live:
California
My First Lava Lamp was:
Mathmos Telstar
My Collection Includes this many Lava Lamps:
1.... So far!

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At 7:14am on September 24, 2015, Erin said…
Welcome Lizzie! :) Glad to have you!
At 8:53pm on September 9, 2015, Modulo '70 said…
Welcome to Oozing Goo from your fellow UK compatriot! Glad you're loving the US, home of the classic Lava Lite.
 
 
 

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