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GearUnits – for high-power floodlighting

High Power GearUnits

High Power GearUnits

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    Philips is one of the few companies able to provide total floodlight system solutions comprising all necessary elements – floodlight, lamp source and control gear unit. Our innovative high-power GearUnits are designed to meet our customers’ need for a compact gear solution that is completely ready for installation. The pre-wired high-power control gear units are intended for use in combination with floodlights that are suitable for high-wattage HID lamps and cannot integrate electrical components because of limited space or high temperatures. A gear unit contains all electrical components (ballast, ignitors, capacitors), wiring and terminal blocks needed to ensure initial lamp ignition and proper operation of the lamp in stabilized current. The electromagnetic high-power GearUnits are available in both IP20 (ECB330) and IP65 (ECP330) versions. Within the GearUnits family there is also an electronic ballast version (ECM330) available in IP20, which is suitable for the MVF403 MHN-LA 1000 W and MVF404 MHN-SE HO 2000 W ArenaVision floodlights. The ArenaVision floodlight family is specially designed for TV broadcasts from indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Electronic-ballast GearUnits completely eliminate the flicker effect, thereby guaranteeing perfect images filmed with super-slow-motion cameras.


    Guarantees reliable functioning of total Philips floodlight system
    Compact in size and ready for easy installation
    Serviceable – all components are easily replaceable independently


    Sufficiently high power factor
    Available in IP20 and IP65 versions
    Suitable for 2000, 1000, 600 and 2x400/600 W lamps in Philips floodlights
    Flicker-free light with electronic-ballast version for super-slow-motion cameras


    IP20 version: indoor, inside cabinets only
    IP65 version: for outdoor use
    Product family details
    • ECB330 (IP20 version)
    • ECP330 (IP65 version)
    Applicable light sources
    • HID:
    • MASTER MHN- SE 2000W HO
    • MASTER MHN-LA / X528 / 1000, 2000 W
    • MASTER MHN-FC / Double ended / 1000, 2000 W
    • HPI-T / E40 / 1000, 2000 W
    • SON-T / E40 / 600, 1000 W
    • 2 x SON-T / E40 / 400, 600 W
    • 2 x HPI-TP / E40 / 400 W
    Ballast (integrated)
    • Electro magnetic, impregnated
    Mains voltage
    • 230 or 240 V / 50 Hz
    • 380-400-415-430 V / 50 Hz
    • 360-380-400-415 V / 50 Hz
    • Note: mains supply voltage fluctuation not more than -8% and +6% from the rated voltage of the ballast
    • Semi-parallel (SP) for limited distance between floodlight (SON-T400, 600, 1000 W versions) and gear unit application or parallel (PA) ignitors supplied on the gear unit.
    • A set of parallel capacitors is used to obtain a power factor of the lamp/ballast circuit up to 0.90
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