Ballast Replacement Kits fit HID applications.

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Suitable for metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps, 5-TAP ballast replacement kits include pre-insulated lead for use on each of five U.S. voltage systems: 120, 208, 240, 277, and 480 V. Pre-insulated leads for each voltage tap help assure safety and eliminate need to terminate unused leads with wire nuts. All necessary mounting hardware and detailed instructions are included with each kit. The 120 V lead may be used to operate quartz standby lamps.



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Advance Introduces Six New 5-TAP(TM) Ballast Replacement Kits For High Intensity Discharge Applications


Advance Transformer Company, Rosemont, Illinois, has announced the introduction of six new 5-TAP Ballast Replacement Kits for the operation of Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium lamps. Each ballast includes a pre-insulated lead for use on each of the five U.S. voltage systems: 120V, 208V, 240V, 277V, and 480V.

"Our new 5-TAP ballast offering can dramatically reduce SKU stocking requirements, both for electrical distributors and anyone involved with HID fixture maintenance, including contractors and MRO personnel," said Lief Thorsen, Advance's Director, Channel Marketing. "The versatility of our 5-TAP kits, combined with the value-adding exclusive features of Advance HID ballasts, make 5-TAP an unbeatable choice for HID service needs."

Thorsen added that the 5-TAP ballasts' versatility is enhanced by the fact that the 120V lead may be used to operate quartz standby lamps, where applicable, when another voltage lead is used to operate the fixture's HID lamp.

Advance 5-TAP Ballast Replacement Kits will provide users with the same benefits that have made Advance HID ballasts the industry's top choice for many years. These include the excellent heat dissipation properties made possible by Advance's exclusive vacuum-pressure impregnation process, which draws silica-filled varnish completely through the ballast coil to provide for more effective heat dissipation for cooler ballast operation.

Thermoplastic-encased ignitors (105 degrees C) and dry film capacitors (100 degrees C) included with the kits feature the industry's highest temperature ratings, helping ensure long component life. Their compact design in an insulated case with no exposed live parts simplifies their installation and eliminates the need for grounding.

Installation of 5-TAP units is facilitated further by the ballasts' pre-insulated leads for each voltage tap, which help assure safety and eliminate the need to terminate unused leads with wire nuts. For added convenience, all necessary mounting hardware and detailed instructions are included with each kit.

Advance 5-TAP Ballast Replacement Kits are available for the operation of Metal Halide lamps rated 250W (Ballast kit catalog number 71A5750-001D), 400W (71A6051-001D), and 1000W (71A6552-001). 5-TAP High Pressure Sodium kits include 250W (71A8251-001D), 400W (71A8453-001D) and 1000W (71A8753-001). Advance Quadri-Volt(TM) kits, with leads for operation on 120V, 208V, 240V, and 277V, will continue to be available for Advance customers who prefer them.

Advance Transformer Company, a leading ballast manufacturer based in Rosemont, Illinois, designs, produces and sells a full line of magnetic and electronic ballasts for both fluorescent and HID lamps. For more information on Advance's complete product line, visit Advance's web site at www.advancetransformer.com or call Advance at (847) 390-5000. Advance is a division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.

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