I have an old table lamp. I want to repair it. It has an external ballast circuit and 9 watt fluorescent lamp (PL). I don't know the circuit is working or not. Is there any way to check it without buying a new lamp ? What inductance and what resistance values would be reasonable to expect from a good ballast?
If circuit is okay then I can go for buying a new lamp, otherwise I want to repair the circuit.
Any help would be appreciated.
Update As per the answer and few comments, I have bought a new lamp. After fixing some soldering and wires it is working now. Thank you all.
Here is the link for the lamp I used: http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/prof/lamps/compact-fluorescent-non-integrated/pl-s/pl-s-2-pin/927901786503_EU/product