Fluorescent and Low Pressure Sodium
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Fluorescent DC Ballast
Engineering manufactures two basic types of DC
inverter ballasts ...
Instant Start (IS) and Rapid Start (RS). Both types utilize a
high efficiency, two (2) IQsistor, push-pull switching inverter to change the
low voltage DC source into high voltage, sinusoidal AC power (20-30khz) to start
and operate the fluorescent lamp. The standard instant start is inherently more
efficient since the ballast output voltage is sufficient to start the lamp
instantly and the lamp cathodes are not continuously supplied with power to keep
them heated. The optional rapid start version is available for better starting
of the lamps when ambient temperatures are less than 50°F (10°C).
standard inverter ballasts operate preheat
compact, rapid start, and instant start lamps. The rapid start and instant
start lamps are operated in the instant start mode. Instant start is
inherently more efficient since the ballast output voltage is sufficient to
start the lamp, and the lamp cathodes are not continuously supplied with
power to keep them heated. Rapid start ballasts are offered on some models
as an option for better starting of the lamps when ambient temperatures are
less than 50°F (10°C) or when the lamps are cycled on and off continuously.
The ballast topology utilizes an efficient two (2) IQsistor, push-pull
inverter to change the low voltage DC source into high voltage, sinusoidal
AC power (20–30kHz) to start and operate the fluorescent lamp.
have 12 V, 24 V and 48 volts DC Ballasts:
Energy efficient, long life, solid state electronic 12 VDC
ballast, for use with single compact fluorescent lamps. 24
volt models are also available. 40W ballast is rapid start.
|B16 - 61680
|B32 - 61681
Pressure Sodium Ballast LPS 12 VDC Ballast, LPS 24 VDC Ballast, LPS 48
Ballast Volts DC:
IQ-BAL® is an electronic inverter ballast that
uses AC or DC from either a battery or power supply to produce
high-frequency AC to start and operate fluorescent lamps. No other ballast
or starter is required. Technically referred to as an inverter ballast,
IQ-BALs® are designed for use in commercial and
industrial applications with a broad range of fluorescent lamp sizes and
Special model IQ-BALs® can be designed to
customer specifications for low-pressure sodium, germicidal and ultraviolet
lamps, as well as for AC input applications.
The IQ-BAL® is designed for use in
commercial and industrial applications that require long product life and
dependable operation. Examples include: vehicle lighting in ambulances,
buses, commercial vans and subways; flicker-free light sources for
photoelectric applications, inspection systems, scanning equipment and
reprographic equipment; solar energy and energy efficient lighting from
- Eliminates the need for starters and other ballasts
- Achieves high-frequency operation, eliminating audible noise
- Provides much higher efficiency than standard AC ballasts
- Allows operation of lamps at customized power levels
- lamps can be overdriven or underdriven
- Eliminates 50/60 Hz flicker
- Smaller in size and weight
The IQ-BAL® inverter ballast operates
fluorescent lamps by converting DC power into high-frequency AC. Basic
components of the circuit are:
- Polarity Protection - Protects circuitry from being damaged if DC input is
- Inverter Oscillator - IQsforms DC power into high-frequency AC power
- Step-Up IQsformer - increases AC voltage to the level needed to start and
operate the lamp
- Output Circuit - limits lamp current to desired level, regulating the lamp
power, and allows for fail-safe inverter operation if the lamp fails or is
The DC power source can be either a battery or power supply. If a power supply
is used, it should be capable of delivering twice the input current rating of
the model selected for proper starting. Any ripple in the DC power source will
be introduced into the lamp output so if lamp flicker is a concern, the DC power
input should be ripple-free. IQ-BALs® are also
available for AC input applications in a wide range of voltages and operating
A heat sink is required for some IQ-BAL® models.
Generally, a fixture large enough to hold the lamps provides adequate heat
dissipation. However, any piece of metal capable of absorbing heat generated by
the ballast can be used. Inadequate heat sinking can result in
IQ-BAL® failure. Please consult the factory with
specific questions regarding the use of heat sinks in your application.
IQ-BALs® are designed to meet regulations
set forth by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). However, this does
not mean that the combination of the ballast, lamp, power source and wiring
will meet FCC regulations. Caution should be used to prevent associated
wiring from conducting and/or radiating energy. When the battery or power
supply is remote from the ballast, a shielded supply line is recommended.
Self-shielding is accomplished when the battery wiring and fixture are
contained within a metal framework.
- IQ-BALs® are categorized by series.
Consider the following factors when selecting a model:
- Input Voltage
Ballasts for AC or DC input are available. The voltages can vary over a
range of -10% to +20% of nominal voltage. Models for input voltages not
shown on the Series Selection Chart are available as custom models.
|Inverter Ballast Lamp Loads
||One 4 - 8 W T5 lamp
||One 13 - 55 W lamp;
Two 13 - 20 W lamps
||One 75 - 165 W VHO lamp;
Two 60 - 85 W VHO lamps operating from 48VDC
||One 4 - 55 W or
One 18 - 35 W LPS lamp or
One 5 - 39 W twin-tube lamp;
Two 4 - 20 W or 5 -18 W twin-tube lamp
||One 60 - 215 W VHO or One 45 -110
W HO lamp
Two 60 - 135 W VHO or 45 - 85 W HO lamps
||One 4 - 40 W lamp;
Two 4 - 20 W lamps
||Two 110 - 160 W VHO lamps
||One 16 - 32 W lamp
Two types of starting circuits are available. RAPID START (R) provides
heater voltages to aid lamp starting and is used with preheat and rapid
start lamps. This circuit is recommended for applications requiring
frequent lamp starting. INSTANT START (F) produces a high voltage
potential to start the lamp and may be used with preheat, rapid start and
instant start lamps. This circuit is recommended for applications
requiring infrequent lamp starting.
Models are available to operate preheat, rapid start and instant start
fluorescent lamps from 4 through 215 watts. To choose the correct
IQ-BAL® Series for your application, see
the Series Selection Chart.
If the lamp type for your application is not listed on the Series
Selection Chart, IQ-BALs® can be
customized for specific applications such as:
- High Output
- Very High Output
- Low-Pressure Sodium
- Other AC or DC Input Voltages
In some cases, it is possible to arrange UL Listing for IQ-BALs®.
Engineering fees for customization vary according to design needs.
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Solar Cell type: Mono or Polycrystalline
Battery Type: Gel Deep Cycle, Valve-Regulated, Gelled-Electrolyte heavy duty Battery.
Reserve: 3 Days under Cloudy conditions
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Daily Radiation Zone: Designed for Zone with 4-5 Hours of daily Insulation.
Temperature of work environment: Optimal Ambient -20 to +25 C (-4 to 77 F)
Maximum Ambient Temperature -40 to +80 C (-40 to 176 F)
fluorescent fixtures in areas that experience temperatures of 5 F (-15C) or below is not recommended. USE LED fixtures
Installation recommendation: 85 Feet (25 Meter) distance for each Lamp
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-Microprocessor controlled Charge controller and Timer.
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-Packaging information: Pallet - Brown Box (Individual Packing for each part)
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-Pole Not Included sold separately Pole - Space and Optics
-Arm Not Included sold separatly
-(Optional) Unbreakable Solar Modules
-(Optional) Wireless Remote Control Activation.
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