The Electronic Ballast is an all important latest technology energy saving unit designed to start and run a discharge lamp and stabilise the electrical operating current. Electronic Ballasts run almost silent with considerably less heat generated compared with traditional magnetic ballasts.
The 150w and 400w Ballasts feature a manual dimming facility allowing the lamp brightness to be reduced from maximum wattage/brightness by approximately 35%. This function is activated manually via a rotary dial located on the ballast housing. Electrical consumption is reduced also. To ensure a halide lamp works correctly with this function the dial must not be used for approximately 7 minutes when a lamp is turned on from cold, this allows the electronic ballast to stabilize the halide lamp to ensure correct lamp colour temperature.
Compared with magnetic ballasts this Electronic Ballast can reduce the current by at least 60% and can save energy by up to 30%. If the voltage of the electrical supply current changes by - 25% to + 15% the output wattage is unchanged and the lamp will continue to work with no interuption.
The luminescence of the lamp is steady which prolongs ballast and lamp life and is ideally suited for use with high kelvin rating lamps as used with marine aquatic pendants and reflectors.
Supplied with a 3 year warranty from date of purchase for any mechanical or electrical failure from normal wear and tear.
These ballasts are unique in being fully Marinised after final testing with a rubberised high temperature solution coating the internal components to ensure an extended and trouble free life in a saline environment.
Supplied complete with a 2mtr power lead and 13a plug and a 4mtr supply cable which can be extended by an additional 4mts.
This ballast can be used with any supply voltage from 90-240VAC and 50 or 60Hz.
70w. Size 120mm Long x 85mm Wide x 50mm High. Weight 1.2kgs. Operating Current 0.37 amps.
150w. Size 150mm Long x 100mm Wide x 70mm High. Weight 2.6kgs. Operating Current 0.72 amps.
250w. Size 150mm Long x 120mm Wide x 80mm High. Weight 2.8kgs. Operating Current 1.87 amps.
400w. Size 200mm Long x 120mm Wide x 80mm High. Weight 3.2kgs. Operating Current 2.20 amps.
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