Standard Emergency Control Units for fluorescent lamps.

The GPX65 range of emergency control units cover all axial fluorescent lamps as well as four pin compact types from 6 to 65 Watts. The following versions provide an emergency lighting duration of either one or three hours:






GPX65E All One hour 5 x 2 A/hr cells Up to 65 Watts
GPX65e-3 All Three hours 5 x 4 A/hr cells Up to 65 Watts
GPX65-T5 All One hour 5 x 2 A/hr cells Up to 65 Watts
GPX65-T5-3 All Three hours 5 x 4 A/hr cells Up to 65 Watts
The units comply with BS EN 60598-2-22, BS EN 60924 and SABS 1464: Part 22. Either maintained or non-maintained mode can be used. 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 housed in a interference free metal housing and is therefore EMI compliant. 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. The unit can be used with conventional switch start, electronic or dimming ballasts. All units are designed, developed and manufactured in South Africa. Note 1: The emergency lighting duration and light output may vary due to ambient temperature, cell type and lamp manufacturer. Note 2: The unit may be provided for operation from 110 Vac.


(parenthesis  = 3 hour versions)

Mains voltage tolerance 230Vac +/- 10% 50 Hz
Lamp types 6 to 65 Watt fluorescent lamps
Emergency lighting duration – 58W (3 hours) 1.5 hour
Mains power consumption 2VA
Battery discharge current <1.3A
Deep discharge protection > 0.8V/cell
Charging current (200 mA) 100 mA
Charge/power indication Red LED
Quiescent current > 1 µA
Dimensions (L x W x H): (184 x 33 x 28mm) 168 x 41 x 29mm
Battery: (5 x 4A/hr) 5 x 2 A/hr Ni-Cd
Weight: GPX 65E 240g
GPX65E-T5 230g
Maximum operating temperature +70o C

Performance of the units with various lamps (parenthesis = 3 hour units)









T12 : 65W 15% 1.3A 1.5 (3) hours
T8 : 58W 18% 1.3A 1.5 (3) hours
T12 : 40W 20% 1.2A 1.6 (3.3) hours
T8 : 36W 23% 1.1A 1.8 (3.6) hours
T12 : 20W 27% 0.6A 3.3 (6.6) hours
T8 : 18W 29% 0.7A 2.8 (5.6) hours
T8 : 10W 35% 0.6A 3.3 (6.6) hours
T5 : 8W 50% 0.7A 2.8 (5.6) hours
TC-DEL: 26W 35% 1.2A (0.8A) 1.5 (4.7) hours
TC-DEL: 18W 32% 1A (0.8A) 1.8 (4.7) hours
TC-DEL: 13W 40% 1A (0.6A) 1.8 (6.8) hours
TC-DD: 28W 29% 1.2A (0.7A) 1.5 (6.1) hours
TC-L: 18W 27% 0.7A (0.6A) 2.6 (6.8) hours
TC-EL: 11W 47% 0.9A (0.6A) 2 (6.8) hours
TC-EL: 9W 43% 0.6A (0.5A) 3 (8) hours
TC-EL: 7W 50% 0.7A (0.5A) 2.6 (8) hours

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