Ballast

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2-3-330

Equipment used with discharge lamps for stabilizing the discharge.


Note 1: A ballast may be resistive, inductive or capacitive, or a combination of these.


Note 2: The ballast may also be used, either alone or in combination with a starter, to light the lamp. The starter may be incorporated in the ballast.

Reference: C.I.E.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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