Emergency control unit for 2 pin Compact Fluorescent Lamps

The unit complies with BS EN 60598-2-22, BS EN 60924 and SABS 1464: Part 22. The emergency control unit can be used for two pin compact fluorescent lamps from 6 to 26 Watts, either in maintained or non-maintained mode of operation. The unit has an inherent Ni-Cad charging system designed to charge the specified battery pack and must only be used with the correct battery configuration. A safety start circuit is provided that prevents emergency operation until mains is connected. This enables installation without disconnecting or depleting the batteries. A red LED indicates that the battery is being charged and that power (220Vac) has been applied. The unit is protected from any high excess input voltage that may occur naturally or unintentionally by accidently connecting the unit to the incorrect mains supply voltage. The emergency light output is sufficient to satisfy most escape route and anti-panic area lighting requirements. It is possible to use this unit where two 9W lamps are powered from a single ballast. One hour or three hours of emergency lighting is provided. The inverter’s small external dimensions and shape make it suitable for small luminaries such as bulkheads. A remote housing option is available if high temperatures or small dimensions within the proposed luminaire will result in poor reliability or an illegal installation (i.e., in contravention of SABS Specifications) but wiring between inverter and lamp must be less than three meters.










26 W 40% 1.3 A 1.5 hours (6 x 2 Ahr cells)

18 W



1.2 A

1.2 A

1.6 hours (6 x 2 Ahr cells)

1.6 hours (5 x 2 Ahr cells)

2D16 W 40% 1.1 A 1.8 hours (5 x 2 Ahr cells)
13 W 60% 1.1 A 1.8 hours (5 x 2 Ahr cells)
11 W 70% 1.1 A 1.8 hours (5 x 2 Ahr cells)
9 W 80% 1.0 A 2 hours (5 x 2 Ahr cells)
7 W 100% 1.0 A 2 hours (5 x 2 Ahr cells)
NOTE 1: Luminaire/emergency gear compatibility must be ascertained before use. Lamp starting must be tested in non-maintained mode (i.e., lamp off whilst charging) using a fresh battery pack. All metal surfaces in the luminaire must be connected to the “EARTH” terminal to assist starting. For best operation only bulkhead type fittings, where the lamp is parallel to a metal surface, should be used for both maintained and non-maintained modes. No restrictions apply to sustained operation (i.e., where the lamp is permanently on). NOTE 2: The emergency lighting duration may vary due to cell temperature and lamp type as well as cell manufacturer.


Mains voltage tolerance 230Vac +/- 10% 50 Hz
Mains voltage protection Max 275Vac +/- 10% 50 Hz
Emergency lighting duration – 9W 2 hours
Mains power consumption <2VA
Battery discharge current 1 – 1.3 A
Deep discharge protection > 0.8V/cell
Charging current 100 mA
Charge/power indication Red LED
Quiescent current > 1 µA
Dimensions (L x W x H): 146 x 50 x 28mm
Battery: 5 x 2 A/hr Ni-Cd
Weight: 150g
Maximum operating temperature +70o C

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