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Re: Are IceCap Ballasts Truly Electronic??

Bill Wichers wrote:
> Yes, it is electronic, and electronic ballasts DO have coils. The coils
> (actually probably a transformer) is used to step the voltage(s) up/down to
> what is needed by the bulbs in use. The "electronic" part generates the
> higher frequency (30-40 kHz I think, but I don't know the specifics of the
> Icecap's switching frequency) used to drive the transformer and the lights.
> The higher frequency allows the use of a smaller transformer and for lower
> losses in some other parts. There are other niceties provided as well.

Thanks for the info. I had heard somewhere that "true" electronic
ballasts did not use coils (probably someone's crappy marketing), but I
know better than to believe anything I hear (or read) without seeking
additional information.

Jerry Baker