Press Release Summary:
Dry metallized-film capacitors can be used with all HID ballasts for metal halide, high-pressure sodium, mercury vapor, and low-pressure sodium lamps utilizing capacitors rated 400 V or less. Features include compact size, thermoplastic construction, no exposed live parts, and UL/CSA approval.
Original Press Release:
Advance's Dry-Film Capacitors For HID Ballasts Now Rated at 105°C
(November 19th, 2003 - Rosemont, Illinois) As part of an effort to provide continuous improvement within its broad HID ballast line, Advance announces that it has increased the case temperature rating of the dry metalized-film (dry-film) capacitors for its ballasts for metal halide, high-pressure sodium, mercury vapor, and low-pressure sodium lamps from 100°C to 105°C.
Superior to both 90°C-rated oil-filled equivalents as well as previous 100°C case temperature models, the new 105°C-rated dry-film capacitors enhance durability and provide greater freedom and design flexibility for HID fixture manufacturers, adding a critical 5°C additional margin of operating reliability.
Advance's dry-film capacitors are used with all HID ballasts utilizing capacitors rated 400-volts or less. Standard within all of Advance's dry-film capacitors are the additional benefits of compact size, thermoplastic construction, no exposed live parts, and UL/CSA approval.
Advance Transformer Co., a leading ballast manufacturer based in Rosemont, Illinois, manufactures a full line of magnetic fluorescent, HID, electronic fluorescent, and electronic HID lamp ballasts, as well as a broad family of drivers for LED light sources. For more information on Advance's complete product line, visit Advance's website at www.advancetransformer.com or call Advance at (800) 372-3331. Advance is a division of Philips Electronics North America.