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iQuatics High Output T5 Electronic Ballast Instructions

Date Published - 6th August 2012 - Published by - iQuatics Ltd

iQuatics Ballast Replacement Instructions

iQuatics’ ballasts are designed to be built into luminaires. Safe and reliable operation of the components requires that the luminaire complies with the relevant standards and regulations. The luminaire should be designed to adequately protect the control gear from dust, moisture and pollution. The luminaire manufacturer remains responsible for the correct choice and installation of the control gear according to the application. Specifications of the control gear shall not be exceeded when it is used in the luminaire in the actual operating conditions. The ballast shall not be used outside the luminaire.

Important General Application Guide

Please make sure your electricity supply is turned off prior to installation
They should be installed by a qualified electrician
Electronic ballasts must be earthed
Make sure that the maximum case temperature indicated is not exceeded at any time
The iQuatics’ ballast should only be used with the high output tubes stated on the specification label on the ballast itself
The cable between the electronic ballast and the lamp should be a single solid core cable (as supplied by iQuatics)
Push in terminals: Solid core conductor only
Wire connections as shown on the ballast label and the wiring diagram data sheets
Mains wiring should not be bunched together with lamp wiring
Mount the ballast against a flat surface to ensure good heat dissipation
Ensure the correct electrical ratings for the lamps being used (see table 1)

Noise Avoidance

Ensure the ballast is securely fixed within the luminaire
Fix the ballast at a minimum distance of 3mm from the side of the fitting
Ensure that the fitting is of rigid construction (especially at the point where the ballast is fitted)
In large fittings, the ballast should be separated from the fitting by mounting it on an aluminium plate (approx. 2mm thick)
Mount as few ballasts as possible in one fitting
If using multiple ballasts in a fitting, ensure that the ballasts are mounted as far as possible from each other

Site Considerations

Magnetic and electronic ballasts should not be connected to the same electrical circuit. The energy spikes produced by magnetic ballasts may result in damage to the electronic ballasts.

Model NoCompatibilityTube LengthNumber of Tubes
IQB-24-39DBL24w (Standard)550mm / 22″2
24w438mm / 18″2
28w590mm / 24″2
35w742mm / 30″2
39w (Standard)850mm / 34″2
IQB-45-54DBL45w895mm / 36″2
54w (Standard)1150mm / 46″2
54w1047mm / 42″2
54w 12001200mm / 48″2
IQB-80-SNG80w1450mm / 58″1

Instructions on Wiring ConnectionStrip the non-plug-end of input (power cable) to 7.5mm un-insulated.

Strip the seven ends of output cable to be each 8 – 10mm un-insulated or 4 ends if using the 80w single ballast.As Illustrated in our Wiring DiagramInsert the ends of input cable to terminal block adjacent to ‘L’, ‘N’, , symbol side the ballast.

For twin lamp connection, insert one end of output cable to terminal block adjacent to ‘(1)’, ‘(2)’, ‘(3)’, ‘(4)’, ‘(5)’, ‘(6)’, ‘(7)’
For single lamp connection, insert one end of output cable to
terminal block adjacent to ‘(1)’, ‘(2)’, ‘(3)’, ‘(4)’
Important: Wiring connections for electronic ballast may be different among manufacturers therefore the wiring diagram must be strictly followed.

WARNING: Plugging the ballast in with incorrect wiring may permanently damage the ballast. Twin T5 ballasts should always run two tubes. Do not attempt to run one tube as this can damage the ballasts. If a tube stops working replace the tube and do not run just a single tube.
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