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Fluorescent Starters Technical Information

Pulsestarter EFS 120

Lamp types: Linear fluorescent lamps from 450mm 15W to 600mm 20W, T8 (26mm) or T12 (38mm) diameter

  • 16W 4 pin 2D lamps with GR 10q bases
  • 22W circular lamps
  • Supply voltage: 110-250V ac RMS 50/60 Hz
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
  • Preheat: 2.8 second nominal at 25°C ambient
  • H.V. pulsing: Single pulse (1300V nominal) when striking healthy lamp in normal room ambients
  • Starter will supply additional pulses if lamp fails to conduct on first pulse (e.g. in extremes of temperature, or in worn lamp situations)
  • Safety Shutdown: Within 3.5 seconds at 25°C ambient

Pulsestarter EFS 120P

  • Potted Pulsestarter
  • Technical details as EFS 120
  • BASEEFA 02ATEX 0135LL
  • EN 50021:1999
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
  • Complete with 6 inch tails

Pulsestarter EFS 600

Lamp types: Linear fluorescent lamps from 900mm 30W to 2400mm 125W, T8 (26mm) or T12 (38mm) diameter
(Excluding 2400mm 85W and 100W and 1500mm 115W - 140W sunbed lamps)

  • 18W to 36W compact fluorescent lamps with 4 pin 2G11 and G24 bases
  • 28W and 38W 4 pin 2D lamps with GR 10q bases
  • Supply voltage: 200-260V ac RMS 50/60 HZ
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
  • Preheat: 2.3 seconds nominal at 25°C ambient
  • H.V. pulsing: Single pulse (1300V nominal) when striking healthy lamp in normal room ambients
  • Starter will supply additional pulses if lamp fails to conduct on first pulse (e.g in extremes of temperature, or in worn lamp situations)
  • Safety Shutdown: Within 3 seconds at 25°C ambient

Pulsestarter EFS 600P

  • Potted Pulsestarter
  • Technical details as EFS 600
  • BASEEFA 02ATEX 0135LL
  • EN 50021:1999
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
  • Complete with 6 inch tails

Pulsestarter EFS 300

Lamp types: 4-85W and 125W linear lamps T8/T12, 16-38w TC-DD 18-26w TC-DE/TE, 24-36w TC-L 22-60w circular and U-tubes

  • Supply voltage: 200-260V AV 50/60 HZ single lamps
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
  • Preheat: 0.3s nominal @ 20°C
  • H.V. pulsing: Single pulse 1500V maximum
  • Safety Shutdown: Within 1 second at 20°C
  • Markings: CE

Pulsestarter EFS 400

Lamp types: 18-65W linear lamps T8/T12, 16-38w TC-DD, 18-26w TC-DE, 24-36w TC-L 22-60w circular and U-tubes

  • Supply voltage: 200-260V AC 50/60 HZ single lamps
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
  • Preheat: 2.0s nominal @ 20°C
  • 3.0S nominal @ -40°C
  • HV pulsing: Single pulse 1500V maximum
  • Safety shutdown: Within 2.5 seconds @ 20°C, Within 3.5 seconds @ -40°C
  • Marking: CE and ENC 12

Pulsestarter Technical Section

More than 20 years of research, development and production provide the most reliably proven Electronic Starter for fluorescent lamps in the world.
Specified for many prestigious projects worldwide, the Pulsestarter has set international performance standards which are still to be equalled.
The Pulsestarter offers a number of advantages in relation to conventional devices:

  • Fully optimised electronic ignition sequence
  • Significantly extends standard lamp life
  • Improved lumen maintenance
  • Automatic failed lamp safety shut down
  • Automatic reset
  • Smooth no flicker starting
  • Low temperature starting
  • Long life performance

The pulsestarter increases lamp life and therefore significantly reduces harmful mercury waste.

The pulsestarter is environmentally friendly.

Pulsestarter was the world's first electronic starter to provide a fully optimised programmed strike mode fluorescent lamps. I has been much refined since its conception in the 1980s.

T8 (26mm) lamps are more difficult to strike than their T12 (38mm) predecessors, and have less robust cathode assemblies. Cathode wear during starting is the limiting factor on tube life, and with the introduction of energy saving T8 lamps, this has increased.

When a tube reaches the end of its life, a lamp failure monitoring circuit shuts the starter down until the lamp is replaced - avoiding repeated attempts to strike failed or faulty lamps and preventing excessive heat build up in the control gear and intrusive flashing.

Although more costly than the unit it replaces, Pulsestarters offers in real terms a 70% reductions in maintenance labour costs, as well as extending tube life by over 50%.

At the 7,500 hours nominal life quoted by most lamp manufacturers, the user can expect to have suffered 30% failures due to cathode damage. At this point the light output has fallen to only 90% of design lumens.

The Pulsestarter programme strike mode was developed to ensure that the new lamps delivered a real saving - and not just an anergy saving which could be cancelled by increased maintenance costs.

Pulsestarter avoids the problem of cold striking by fully heating the cathodes to optimum operating temperature before applying a controlled striking pulse. Therefore wear during starting is virtually eliminated, and tube life is extended to the point where lumen deficiency determines replacement. If the Pulsestarter has been fitted, the early cathode failure would have been eliminated, and the user could have chosen to relamp at a point when lamp output had fallen to a predetermined level. Typically, if 85% of design lumen output was considered the minimum acceptable level, the lamps could be changed at 15,000 hours. With Pulsestarter, the cathodes would still be functioning at 100%.

Using solid state construction, Pulsestarter offers long life performance, and need not be replaced during planned lighting maintenance - saving the cost of replacement starter switches.

Our policy of achieving international approvals is your assurance of our consistent quality.

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Canister to BSEN 60155: Nominal dimensions in millimetres

Canister and Base materials: Polycarbonate. VO rated

Pin material: Brass

An encapsulated two wire connection version is also available

Approved to Group 2 Non-Incentive (N) License No. BASEEFA 02 ATEX 0135LL

Circuits: The circuit is optimised for use in standard lagging power factor switch start fluorescent circuits, and all of the parameters quoted relate to use in this configuration.

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