Emergency Ballast 1400 Lumens | Battery Backup for Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures
Emergency ballast with great features such as a high temperature nickel-cadmium battery, a charger, and electronic circuitry make this a great fluorescent emergency ballast solution. It can be used with most 17 – 215 W (2’ – 8’) T8, T9, T10 or T12 fluorescent lamps without integral starters, including U-shaped HO, VHO, circline, energy-saving and (4-pin) twin, quad, and triple twin-tube compacts.
Fluorescent Emergency Ballast Features
Initial light output : 1100-1400 lumens
Illumination time : 90 minutes
Single pole test switch
Ballast temp. rating : 0°C to 55°C (32 to 131F)
Dual input voltage : 120/277 VAC, 60Hz
High-temperature, maintenance-free nickel-cadmium battery
Electrical rating : 4 watts
Ballast Weight : 3.4 lbs. (1.5kg)
Fluorescent Emergency Ballast Details
Catalog Number : BAL1400
Manufacturer: Howard USA
AC Input Current : 280mA
Battery Charging Current : 280mA
Temperature Rating : 0˚C to +55˚C | (32˚F to 131˚F)
Weight : 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Ballast Dimensions : 13.25 X 2.4 X 1.5
Battery Recharge Time: 24 Hours
Fluorescent Emergency Ballast Application
The BAL1400 fluorescent emergency ballast works in conjunction with the
AC ballast to convert new or existing fluorescent fixtures into
emergency lighting. The emergency ballast consists of a high-temperature
nickel-cadmium battery, charger and electronic circuitry in one compact
red case. This ballast can be used with most 17W through 215W (2' -8')
T5, T8, T9, T10, or T12 fluorescent lamps without integral starters,
including U-shaped, HO, VHO, circline, energy saving, and (4-pin) long
compacts. One or two lamp operation may be selected. It is also
compatible with most 1, 2, 3, and 4-lamp electronic, standard, energy
saving, and dimming AC ballasts. If used in an emergency-only fixture,
no AC ballast is necessary. The BAL1400 is suitable for use in indoor
fixtures EXCEPT air handling heated air outlets, and wet or hazardous
Fluorescent Emergency Ballast Operation
When AC power fails, the emergency ballast immediately switches to the emergency mode, keeping one or two lamps illuminated at a reduced lumen output for a minimum of 90 minutes. When AC power is restored, the ballast automatically returns to the charging mode.
Fluorescent Emergency Ballast Installation
The fluorescent emergency ballast does not affect normal fixture operation and may be used with either a switched or unswitched fixture. If a switched fixture is used, an unswitched hot lead must be connected to the emergency ballast. The emergency ballast must be fed from the same branch circuit as the AC ballast. The BAL1400 fluorescent emergency ballast may be installed inside, on top of, or remote from the fixture. The emergency ballast may be remote-installed up to half the distance the AC ballast manufacturer recommends remoting the AC ballast from the lamp, or up to 50 feet, whichever is less. Installation is not recommended with fixtures where the ambient temperature may fall below 0°C for extended periods.
UL Code Compliance
The BAL1400 has been tested by Underwriters Laboratories in accordance with the standards set forth in UL924, “Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment,” and is UL Listed for factory and field installation. Emergency illumination time exceeds the National Electrical Code (NEC), Life Safety Code (NFPA-LSC) and UL 90-minute requirements.
Because high temperatures exist in fluorescent fixtures, the BAL700 uses a specifically constructed, high-temperature nickel cadmium battery. This battery requires no maintenance and has a life expectancy of 7 – 10 years.
The BAL1400 produces 1100 to 1400 lumens initial emergency light output with two (2’-4’) T8, T10, or T12 lamps. If two-lamp operation is selected, light output is evenly divided between the lamps for better distribution of emergency illumination. Lumen output will be less with one-lamp operation or with a compact fluorescent lamp.
Fluorescent Emergency Ballast Specification
Fluorescent emergency ballast consists of a high-temperature, maintenance-free nickel-cadmium battery, charger and electronic circuitry contained in one 13 3/ 8" x 2 3/8" x 1 1/2" white metal case. A solid-state charging indicator light to monitor the charger and battery, a single-pole test switch, and installation hardware shall be provided. The emergency ballast is capable of operating One or Two 17W – 215W Single Pin or Bi-Pin fluorescent lamps including Standard, Energy Saving, HO, VHO, Circline, U-Shaped and 4-pin rapid-start long compacts in the emergency mode for a minimum of 90 minutes. The BAL1400 has 4.0 Watts of input power, a 24.0 Watt-hour battery capacity, and exceed emergency standards set forth by the current NEC. The emergency ballast is UL Listed for installation inside, on top of, or remote from the fixture, warranted for a full five years from date of purchase.