P.I.B. Starter Stopper SS1000-NO

P.I.B. Starter Stopper  SS1000-NO
P.I.B.
Starter Stopper
5/12/2010
SS1000-NO
Operation
For use with ballasts that have up to 1000Vpk open
circuit output (disregarding starter pulse); typically any
Pulse Start Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium
Ballast from 35 Watt to 1000W MH and HPS
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The goal of Starter Stopper is to prevent damage to
ballast insulation caused by high voltage present
when lamps fail to start.
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Unit is a time based switch.
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Starter works normally for three programmed
periods of time. Then the Starter Stopper turns the
starter off until the power to the fixture is cycled off
and then back on.
Starter Stopper – Features
FACT: Starter pulses of 8000 – 10,000 Volts peak to
peak are present at 120 times (or more) per second any
time the power is on and the lamp has not started.
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PROBLEM: These High Voltage Starter pulses will
accelerate the degradation of ballast insulation, causing
premature failure of the ballast and/or fixture. Timely
maintenance of fixtures that have lamps that no longer
start was the only way to prevent early ballast failure……
UNTIL NOW!
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SOLUTION: STARTER STOPPER
Starter Stopper – Features
Starter Stopper - Benefits
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Prolong Ballast Life
Prevent fixture failure
Save maintenance costs
Prevent cycling lamps (both MH and HPS)
Save energy
Reduce risk of fire
Reduce warranty costs.
Specifications
1.61” D, 2.38” H
Lead Length 12 inches
Works with either 120 or 277V
Works with any CWA, PSCWA, HX-HPF, HX-NPF
Metal halide or HPS ballast.
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FACT: Beginning in January 2009, the new law, EISA
2007, goes into effect. All new Metal halide fixtures
between 150 and 500 Watts will have pulse start
ballasts and lamps.
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PROBLEM: Lamps age and die, this is a known fact.
Unless the lamps are changed before they actually
reach end of life, the ballast is very likely to be damaged
by starter pulses when the lamp no longer starts.
How does Starter Stopper work?
SOLUTION: STARTER STOPPER
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Application
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The goal of Starter Stopper is to prevent damage to
ballast insulation caused by high voltage present when
lamps fail to start.
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Unit is a time based switch.
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Starter works normally for three programmed periods
of time. Then the Starter Stopper turns the starter off until
the power to the fixture is cycled off and then back on.
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* Specifications subject to change without notice
At a programmed time the starter is electronically
disconnected from the ballast – saving the ballast from
high voltage starter pulses AND saving the energy
dissipated in the starter (1 – 3Watts per fixture)
The timing of the starter stopper is carefully designed
to compensate for extremes of temperature and to
allow for the lamp to adequately cool so that they can
be started normally.
Removing the starter from the circuit will prolong
ballast life, especially in the case where the lamp fails
to ignite.
Starter Stopper has an automatic reset feature and will
restart the timing feature in the event of a momentary
power outage.
Patent Pending Technology
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P.I.B.
Starter Stopper
5/12/2010
1. Constant Wattage Autotransformer (CWA)
Wiring Diagrams
Without Starter Stopper
With Starter Stopper
2. High Reactance Autotransformer (HX)
Without Starter Stopper
With Starter Stopper
3. Reactor ( R )
Without Starter Stopper
* Specifications subject to change without notice
With Starter Stopper
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