Vossloh Schwabe Metal Halide & Sodium Ballasts
Detailed below is the Vossloh Schwabe range of Metal Halide and Sodium Ballasts; electromagnetic ballasts for use with an external ignitor (VS versions include super imposed ignitors with specifically tuned off periods). This gear offers a long-lasting, robust and reliable solution for many outdoor applications. Saving energy compared to standard ballasts these products are protected against overheating and feature integrated thermal temperature switches which disable lamps at the end of life.
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This portfolio is suitable for HID, Sodium and Metal Halide lamps rated between 20 Watt and 1000 Watts. Constant power and flicker-free light combine with optimised light output and a long service life to bring a choice of ballasts that comply with lamp-specific requirements. Additionally this control gear benefits from automatic reset and push-in terminals.
An electronic transformer is used to reduce mains voltage to a suitable voltage for halogen light bulbs (Not to be confused with LED Drivers). When selecting a transformer it is important to ensure the max wattage is not exceeded by the total wattage consumed by the light bulbs.
Please Note: It is not recommended to "max" out transformers.
IE 5no. lamps x 10 watts each = 50 watts therefore a 60 watt (60VA) transformer would be acceptable, however if you had 6 lamps a 60 watt transformer would be "maxed" out. In this case we would then recommend a 105 watt (105VA) model.
The original type of ballast, the electromagnetic ballast was introduced with the first iteration of fluorescent lamps.