06/27/2011

Electronic HID ballasts in miniature


Lots of light, low power consumption and a good price – these are the reasons why 20 W HI solutions are popular. Tridonic has now launched a number of new 20 W PCI types, namely: the PCI 20 MINI Q2x1 (installation and surface-mounted versions in slim design) and the PCI 20 PRO Cx21 and PCI 22 PRO Cx21 surface-mounted units. This means that Tridonic now offers appropriate equipment for all 20 W applications.

PCI 20 MINI Q211

PCI 20 MINI Q221

With the PCI 20 MINI Q211 installation version Tridonic now supplies HID ECGs for slimline 20 W luminaires. The PCI 20 MINI Q221 surface-mounted units have been created for small recessed ceiling luminaires installed in very small ceiling openings. These slim double-ended units are perfect here. Tridonic has also added two new 20 W and 22 W solutions (incl. standard cable versions) to its standard PCI PRO C021 range. The highlights of these products are the cable clamps and terminal covers which can be fitted without the need for any tools at all.

Although more and more LED solutions are entering this lumen range, 20 W high-intensity discharge systems are still extremely attractive thanks to their tried and tested technology, excellent colour rendering and moderate energy consumption for the entire system.

The PCI MINI is a high-quality product from Tridonic, offering an outstanding lifespan of 50,000 hours at 50 °C. Its small dimensions will open up new applications for example in shop lighting. It will be available in addition to the PCI 20/22 PRO C011 installation units which have long ensured reliable operation of 20 W and 22 W lamps.

 

Facts and figures

 
Applications

Shop & Retail etc.

Important properties

PCI MINI properties (selection):

  • Operation of all standard 20 W lamps
  • New small dimensions
  • Installation and surface-mounted versions
  • Slim double-ended design
  • Safe detection and shutdown at end of life
  • Colour-coded terminals
  • Operating temperature range -20 to 50 °C
  • 50,000 hour lifespan at ta = 50 °C
  • Mains through-wiring possible (surface-mounted version)

PCI PRO Cx21 properties (selection):

  • Versions for 20 W and 22 W lamps
  • 2 m lamp cable length
  • 3 separate cable clamps
  • No tools required for installing the terminal covers and cable clamps
  • Safe detection and shutdown at end of life
  • Colour-coded terminals up to 2.5 mm²
  • Operating temperature range -25 to +65 °C
  • 50,000 hour lifespan at ta = 65 °C
  • Simple mains through-wiring