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    Lamp controlgear Particular requirements for ballasts for fluorescent lamps (IEC 61347-2-8:2000, MOD) (Reconfirmed 2019)

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  25-07-2003

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 61347.2.8:2003 LAMP CONTROLGEAR - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR BALLASTS FOR FLUORESCENT LAMPS (IEC 61347-2-8:2000 MOD)
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - CONTENTS
    7 - INTRODUCTION
    9 - 1 Scope
    9 - 2 Normative references
    10 - 3 Definitions
    10 - 3.1 rated temperature rise of a ballast winding
    10 - 3.2 short-circuit power
    10 - 4 General requirements
    10 - 4.1 Capacitors and other components
    10 - 4.2 Thermally protected ballasts
    10 - 5 General notes on tests
    11 - 6 Classification
    11 - 7 Marking
    11 - 7.1 Mandatory markings
    11 - 7.2 Information to be provided, if applicable
    11 - 7.3 Other information
    11 - 8 Protection against accidental contact with live parts
    11 - 9 Terminals, cables and cords
    12 - 10 Provisions for protective earthing
    12 - 11 Moisture resistance and insulation
    12 - 12 Electric strength
    12 - 13 Thermal endurance test for windings
    12 - 14 Ballast heating
    12 - 14.1 Pre-test, checks and measures
    12 - 14.2 Voltage across capacitors
    13 - 14.3 Ballast heating test
    15 - 14.4
    15 - 15 High-voltage impulse testing
    16 - 16 Fault conditions
    16 - 17 Construction
    16 - 18 Creepage distances and clearances
    16 - 19 Screws, current-carrying parts and connections
    17 - 20 Resistance to heat, fire and tracking
    17 - 21 Resistance to corrosion
    18 - Annex A - Test to establish whether a conductive part is a live part which may cause an electric shock
    18 - Annex B - Particular requirements for thermally protected lamp controlgear
    18 - Annex C - Particular requirements for electronic lamp controlgear with means of protection against overheating
    18 - Annex D - Requirements for carrying out the heating tests of thermally protected lamp controlgear
    18 - Annex E - Use of constant S other than 4 500 in tw tests
    18 - Annex F - Draught-proof enclosure
    18 - Annex G - Explanation of the derivation of the values of pulse voltages
    18 - Annex H - Tests
    19 - Annex I - Method for selection of varistors
    19 - I.1 General
    19 - I.2 Selection of the varistors
    20 - Annex J - Explanation of ballast temperatures
    20 - J.1 Endurance
    20 - J.2 Ballast heating
    21 - J.3 Test arrangement

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    Specifies safety requirements for ballasts excluding resistance types and used in a.c. supplies up to 1000 degrees V. This Standard is reproduced from IEC 61347-2-8:2000 and modified to suit national requirements.

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    This part of AS/NZS 61347 specifies safety requirements for ballasts, excluding resistance types, for use on a.c. supplies up to 1 000 V at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, associated with fluorescent lamps with or without pre-heated cathodes operated with or without a starter or starting device and having rated wattages, dimensions and characteristics as specified in AS/NZS 60081 and 60901. This standard applies to complete ballasts and to their component parts such as reactors, transformers and capacitors. Particular requirements for thermally protected ballasts are given in annex B. Ballasts for conventional operation of lamps at mains frequency are covered, while a.c. supplied electronic ballasts for high frequency operation are excluded. These are specified in IEC 61347-2-3. Capacitors having a capacitance greater than 0,1 mF are covered by AS/NZS 61048 and AS/NZS 61049. Capacitors having a capacitance less than or equal to 0,1 mF are specified in IEC 60384-14. Performance requirements are the subject of AS/NZS 60921.

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    Committee EL-041
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmation Notice 28/06/2019 Reconfirmed 28/06/2019.
    This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2019 and remains current in New Zealand.
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published as AS 3168-1983.
    Second edition 1991.
    Jointly revised and redesignated as AS/NZS 61347.2.8:2003.
    Reconfirmed 2019. First published as AS 3168-1983. Second edition 1991. Jointly revised and redesignated as AS/NZS 61347.2.8:2003.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 61048:2002 Auxiliaries for lamps - Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamp circuits - General and safety requirements (IEC 61048:1991, MOD)
    AS/NZS 61347.1:2002 Lamp controlgear General and safety requirements (IEC 61347-1:2000, MOD)
    AS/NZS 61049:2002 Auxiliaries for lamps - Capacitors for use in tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamp circuits - Performance requirements (Reconfirmed 2016)

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    AS/NZS 3190:2009 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
    AS/NZS 3105:2014 Approval and test specification - Electrical portable outlet devices
    AS/NZS 3190:2016 Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current operated earth-leakage devices)
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