EMERGENCY BALLAST AND AC BALLAST MUST BE FED FROM THE SAME BRANCH CIRCUIT
TYPICAL SCHEMATICS ONLY.MAY BE USED WITH THER BALLASTS. CONSULT THE FACTORY FOR OTHER WIRING DIAGRAMS.
VEM1300DV
Fluorescent Emergency Ballast
WIRING DIAGRAMS for 1-LAMP or 2-LAMP emergency operation
JWEB-1300
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
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2. To prevent high voltage from being present on the output leads (red and yellow), do not join battery connector
until installation is completed and AC power is supplied to the emergency ballast.
3. All electrical connections must be in accordance with local code and the National Electric Code.
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4. To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect both normal and emergency power supplies and battery connector
of the emergency ballast before installation.
5. Do not use outdoors. This emergency ballast is for indoor fixtures except air outlets or hazardous location fixtures.
6. An un switched AC power source is required (120 or 277 volts). Properly cap the unused AC lead.
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7. Do not mount near gas or electric heaters.
8. Do not attempt to service the battery. A sealed, no-maintenance battery is used that is not field replaceable.
Replace the entire battery when necessary.
9. This emergency ballast is for one 2' through 8' or two 2' through 4' instant start, rapid start, U shape or circline,
T8 through T12 fluorescent lamps including energy saving and long 4pin compacts for 90 minutes at reduced
light output.
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10. This product should be mounted in location and at heights where it will not readily be subject to tampering
by unauthorized personnel.
11. This emergency ballast is for factory or field installation.
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12. Do not use this emergency ballast other than intended use.
13. All servicing should be performed by qualified personnel only.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Contains Nickel-Cadmium
Rechargeable Battery.
Must be recycled or
disposed properly.
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3. GUIDE FOR WIRING DIAGRAMS
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Emergency ballast can be used with most 2'~8' lamps. Refer to the below chart for the type of lamp(s) operated and
the number of lamps to be operated in emergency mode.
(Table 1)
CAUTION:
1
2
3
1. INSTALLING THE VEM1300DV
(1) Install the emergency ballast in the AC ballast channel or enclosed wireway so the wire leads are not exposed
at least 1/2" away from the AC ballast(s). Refer to Fig.1 for typical mounting.
2'-4' T8~T12 Single, Bipin
One lamp
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
5'-8' T8~T12 Single, Bipin
One lamp
Connected
Disconnected
Two lamp
Disconnected
9,10
Switched Fixture
HOT
AC LINE
Unswitch Fixture
BLACK
WHITE
AC Ballast
Wiring Diagrams
1,2,3,4,8
BLACK
HOT
AC LINE
WHITE
COMMON
GREEN
(GROUND WIRE)
TEST SWITCH
& LED CHARGE
INDICATOR
NOTE:
Fig.2
Installing the Test Switch with LED charge indicator
WHITE
BLACK 120V
OR
ORANGE 277V
WHT/RED
RED(+)
AC Ballast
WHT/BLK
WHT/BLK
(4) The emergency ballast may be remotely installed up to 1/2 (half)of the distance from ballast to lamp specified
by the AC ballast manufacturer.
For example, if AC ballast manufacturer recommends up to 25 feet, then the emergency ballast should not
exceed 12 1/2 feet.
Under no circumstances, the emergency ballast can be remotely mounted up to 50 feet from fixture.
Emergency Ballast
Violet Leads
(See NOTE)
Fig.3
(3) The test switch with LED charge indicator may be installed on the fixture in the ceiling or remote distance
(up to 50feet)
Inside Ballast Channel
Emergency
Operation
2'-4' T8~T12 Single, Bipin
(2) Make all electrical connections in accordance with local code and National Electrical Code.
Fig.1
Type of Lamp
OPTION
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect the AC power by turning off the circuit breaker
and battery connector must be open. Join battery connector after installation and after
AC power is turned on.
WHITE
COMMON
Emergency
Ballast
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GREEN
(GROUND WIRE)
BLACK 120V
OR
ORANGE 277V
TEST SWITCH
& LED CHARGE
INDICATOR
WHT/RED
Emergency
Ballast
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RED(+)
The 6" violet leads provides for selection of lamp as shown in the above.
The emergency ballast shipped from the factory with the violet leads disconnected and capped.
Connect the violet leads when needed.
4. MOUNTING THE TEST SWITCH AND CHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT
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Test Button
Lamp
AC Ballast Channel
Inside Strip Fixture
Plastic Nut
Select appropriate location on the side of the fixture so that Test Switch can be seen after installation. Allow for
proper clearance and drill or punch 5/8" hole. Remove the plastic nut and push the Test Switch into the 5/8" hole.
Secure the Test Switch with plastic nut. (Refer to Fig.2) Connect the wires as indicated in wiring diagrams on
Page 4.
Leads
Test switch with
LED charge indicator
5. LABELS
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Emergency Ballast
Attach the appropriate label to the Test Switch Plate and attach Re-lamping Label for lamp type and wattage to
fixture. The Caution and Re-lamping label must be on the fixture in a readily visible location to anyone attempting
to service the fixture.
Push to Test
Fixture
6. COMPLETE INSTALLATION
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When the Installation is complete, supply AC power to emergency ballast and join the battery connector.
Test switch with
LED charge indicator
Drill a 5/8" hole and install Test Switch on the
appropriate location on the fixture
2. WIRING THE VEM1300DV
(1) Emergency ballast can be used with one or two lamp fixture and operates one or two lamps in the emergency
mode. Please see next page "Table 1" showing type of lamps and number of lamps at emergency mode.
Then select "Wiring Diagram Number" for wiring.
(2) Refer to the Wiring Diagram on the back page (Page 4) for the proper wiring
(3) Emergency ballast and AC ballast must be on the same branch circuit.
(4) Emergency ballast requires an un switched AC power source (120 or 277 VAC)..
(5) When emergency ballast is used with switched fixture, an additional un switched hot (120 or 277 VAC) wire
must be run to junction box and connected to the emergency ballast. (Refer to Fig.3 on next page)
(6) After installation is completed, supply AC power to emergency ballast and join the battery connector.
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OPERATION
This emergency ballast is primarily designed to be used with compact fluorescent lamp down lighting fixtures.
When AC power is applied, the charging indicator light is illuminated, indicating battery is being charged. When
power fails, the emergency ballast automatically switches to emergency power (internal battery), operating one
or two lamps at reduced illumination.
MAINTENANCE
This emergency ballast has integrated test switch and charge indicator. Press test switch to test emergency
operation. Allow minimum 24 hours battery charging before conducting one hour test. Recommended periodical
test schedule is as follows:
1. For initial testing unit need to be charged about 1 hour, then press test switch to conduct a short discharge
test and charge 24 hours for a long term discharge test.
2. Visually inspect the charging indicator light monthly. It should be illuminated.
3. Test the emergency operation of fixture for 30 seconds at 30 day intervals.
One or two lamps should be operate at reduced illumination.
4. Conduct 90 min battery discharge test once a year.
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One or two lamps should be operate at reduced illumination.
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