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IEC 61347-2-8 Testing

Lamp controlgear – Part 2-8: ballasts for fluorescent lamps

IEC 61347-2-8 Scope:

IEC 61347 2 8 and EN 61347 2 8 testing specifies safety requirements for ballasts, excluding resistance types, for use on A.C. supplies up to 1000 V at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, associated with fluorescent lamps with or without pre-heated cathodes operated with or without a starter or starting device and having rated wattages, dimensions and characteristics as specified in IEC 60081 and 60901.

IEC 61347-2-8 applies to complete ballasts and to their component parts such as reactors, transformers and capacitors. thermally protected ballasts are given. Ballasts for conventional operation of lamps at mains frequency are covered, while A.C. supplied electronic ballasts for high frequency operation are excluded. These are specified in IEC 61347-2-3. Capacitors having a capacitance greater than 0,1 µF are covered by IEC 61048 and IEC 61049. Capacitors having a capacitance less than or equal to 0,1 µF are specified in IEC 60384-14. Performance requirements are the subject of IEC 60921.

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Related Standards:

IEC 61347-1 General requirements

IEC 61347-2-1 Starting devices (other than glow starters)

IEC 61347-2-2 D.C. or A.C. supplied electronic step-down convertors for filament lamps

IEC 61347-2-3 A.C. and/or D.C. supplied electronic control gear for fluorescent lamps

IEC 61347-2-7 Battery supplied electronic controlgear for emergency lighting (self-contained)

IEC 61347-2-9 Electromagnetic controlgear for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)

IEC 61347-2-10 Electronic invertors and convertors for high-frequency operation of cold start tubular discharge lamps (neon tubes)

IEC 61347-2-11 Miscellaneous electronic circuits used with luminaires

IEC 61347-2-12 D.C. or A.C. supplied electronic ballasts for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)

IEC 61347-2-13 D.C. or A.C. supplied electronic controlgear for LED modules