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Re:Ballast Output

Matt wrote,
>I am wondering about the voltage output of lighting
>ballasts.  In the past, I was convinced that 40W ballasts
>were step-up transformers and ran in the KV range, so I
>built my DIY lighting hoods accordingly (heavy
>insulation, etc).  I am not convinced of this anymore 
>(based on wattage output and current draw) and was
> wondering if anyone knows for sure what voltage standard
> ballasts run at.  

Try the Sylvania site at


This is for their T-8 lamps and it has a lot of data including tables
on electrical requirements of the lamps and ballasts
Jim Spencer
Sayre, PA

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