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device, usually for fluorescent lamps, which is used for the purpose of starting the discharge lamp by providing the necessary preheating of the cathode and, in combination with the series inductance of the ballast, causes a voltage surge applied to the discharge lamp

Note 1 to entry: The starter element that releases the starting voltage pulse can be either triggered or non-triggered.

Note 2 to entry: This entry was numbered 845-08-32 in IEC 60050-845:1987.

Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-1258 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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