Auxiliaries for lamps - Starting devices (other than glow starters) - Performance requirements

This International Standard specifies performance requirements for starting devices (starters and ignitors) for tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamps for use on a.c. supplies up to 1 000 V at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, which produce starting pulses not greater than 5 kV. This standard is used in conjunction with IEC 61347-1 and IEC 61347-2-1. NOTE 1 All glow starters for fluorescent and other discharge lamps including thermal relay/cut-outs will be included in IEC 60155. NOTE 2 There are regional standards regarding the regulation of EMC requirements for end-products like luminaires and independent control gear. In a luminaire, the control gear is dominant in this respect. Control gear, together with other components, should comply with these standards.

Geräte für Lampen - Startgeräte (andere als Glimmstarter) - Anforderungen an die Arbeitsweise

Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes - Dispositifs d'amorçage (autres que starters à lueur) - Exigences de performance

Spécifie les prescriptions de performances relatives aux dispositifs d'amorçage (starters et amorceurs) pour lampes tubulaires à fluorescence et autres lampes à décharge, alimentés en courant alternatif de 50 Hz ou 60 Hz jusqu'à 1 000 V et produisant des impulsions d'amorçage ne dépassant pas 5 kV. Doit être lue conjointement avec la EN 60926.

Pribor za sijalke - Vžigne naprave (razen tlivnih starterjev) - Tehnične zahteve (IEC 60927:2007)

Ta mednarodni standard določa tehnične zahteve za vžigne naprave (starterje in sprožilce) za cevne fluorescenčne in druge razelektritvene sijalke za uporabo pri izmeničnem napajanju do 1000 V pri 50 Hz ali 60 Hz, pri čemer nastajajo vžigni impulzi, ki ne presegajo 5 kV. Ta standard se uporablja v povezavi s standardoma IEC 61347-1 in IEC 61347-2-1. OPOMBA 1: Vsi tlivni starterji za fluorescenčne in druge razelektritvene sijalke, vključno s termoreleji/izklopnimi stikali, bodo vključeni v standard IEC 60155. OPOMBA 2: Obstajajo regionalni standardi v zvezi z urejanjem zahtev za elektromagnetno združljivost za končne izdelke, kot so svetilke in neodvisne krmilne naprave. V svetilki je v tem smislu prevladujoča krmilna naprava. Krmilna naprava naj bi bila skupaj z drugimi sestavnimi deli v skladu s temi standardi.

General Information

Status
Published
Publication Date
05-Nov-2007
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
24-Oct-2007
Due Date
29-Dec-2007
Completion Date
06-Nov-2007

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Auxiliaries for lamps - Starting devices (other than glow starters) - Performance

requirements (IEC 60927:2007)
Geräte für Lampen - Startgeräte (andere als Glimmstarter) - Anforderungen an die
Arbeitsweise (IEC 60927:2007)

Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes - Dispositifs d'amorçage (autres que starters a lueur) -

Exigences de performance (IEC 60927:2007)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 60927:2007
ICS:
29.140.30 )OXRUHVFHQþQHVLMDONH6LMDONH Fluorescent lamps.
Discharge lamps
SIST EN 60927:2008 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 60927
NORME EUROPÉENNE
October 2007
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 29.140.30 Supersedes EN 60927:1996 + A1:1999 + A2:2004
English version
Auxiliaries for lamps -
Starting devices (other than glow starters) -
Performance requirements
(IEC 60927:2007)
Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes - Geräte für Lampen -
Dispositifs d'amorçage Startgeräte (andere als Glimmstarter) -
(autres que starters à lueur) - Anforderungen an die Arbeitsweise
Exigences de performance (IEC 60927:2007)
(CEI 60927:2007)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2007-09-11. CENELEC members are bound to comply

with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard

the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on

application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other

language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified

to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the

Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,

Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
CENELEC
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels

© 2007 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.

Ref. No. EN 60927:2007 E
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EN 60927:2007 - 2 -
Foreword

The text of document 34C/783/FDIS, future edition 3 of IEC 60927, prepared by SC 34C, Auxiliaries for

lamps, of IEC TC 34, Lamps and related equipment, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote

and was approved by CENELEC as EN 60927 on 2007-09-11.
This European Standard supersedes EN 60927:1996 + A1:1999 + A2:2004.

Subclause 4.5 has been inserted in order to install an obligatory link to the relevant lamp standard.

This standard is to be used in conjunction with EN 61347-1:200X and EN 61347-2-1:2000 + A1:2006.

The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2008-07-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2011-10-01
Annex ZA has been added by CENELEC.
__________
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60927:2007 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following note has to be added for the standard indicated:

IEC 60155 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60155:1996 (not modified).
__________
At draft stage (IEC 61347-1:2007, modified).
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant EN/HD

applies.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
1) 2)
IEC 60081 – Double-capped fluorescent lamps - EN 60081 1998
Performance specifications
1) 2)
IEC 60192 – Low pressure sodium vapour lamps - EN 60192 2001
Performance specifications
IEC 60598-1 (mod) 2003 Luminaires - EN 60598-1 2004
A1 2006 Part 1: General requirements and tests A1 2006
+ corr. August 2007
1) 2)
IEC 60662 (mod) – High pressure sodium vapour lamps EN 60662 1993
1) 2)
IEC 60901 – Single-capped fluorescent lamps - EN 60901 1996
Performance specifications
1) 2)
IEC 60921 – Ballasts for tubular fluorescent lamps - EN 60921 2004
Performance requirements
1) 2)
IEC 60923 – Auxiliaries for lamps - Ballasts for discharge EN 60923 2005
lamps (excluding tubular fluorescent lamps) -
Performance requirements
1) 2)
IEC 61167 – Metal halide lamps EN 61167 1994
1) 3)
IEC 61347-1 (mod) – Lamp controlgear - EN 61347-1 200X
Part 1: General and safety requirements
1) 2)
IEC 61347-2-1 – Lamp controlgear - EN 61347-2-1 2001
Part 2-1: Particular requirements for starting + corr. July 2003
devices (other than glow starters)
1) 2)
IEC 61347-2-9 – Lamp controlgear - EN 61347-2-9 2001
Part 2-9: Particular requirements for ballasts + corr. July 2003
for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent
lamps)
1) 2)
IEC 61547 – Equipment for general lighting purposes - EN 61547 1995
EMC immunity requirements
Undated reference.
Valid edition at date of issue.
At draft stage.
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INTERNATIONAL IEC
STANDARD
CEI
60927
NORME
Third edition
INTERNATIONALE
Troisième édition
2007-06
Auxiliaries for lamps –
Starting devices (other than glow starters) –
Performance requirements
Appareils auxiliaires pour lampes –
Dispositifs d’amorçage (autres
que starters à lueur) –
Exigences de performance
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD...........................................................................................................................4

1 Scope...............................................................................................................................6

2 Normative references .......................................................................................................6

3 Definitions ........................................................................................................................7

4 General requirements for tests .........................................................................................8

4.1 Ambient conditions, test quantity and sequence of tests ..........................................8

4.2 Supply voltage.........................................................................................................8

4.3 Corresponding safety requirements .........................................................................8

4.4 Immunity .................................................................................................................8

4.5 Relation to lamp standards ......................................................................................8

5 Marking ............................................................................................................................8

6 Performance requirements for starters (other than glow starters) for fluorescent

lamps ...............................................................................................................................9

6.1 Starting test.............................................................................................................9

6.1.1 Starting test quantity ...................................................................................9

6.1.2 Conditions of acceptance ............................................................................9

6.1.3 Conditions of test ........................................................................................9

6.1.4 Starters having a mechanical switching element ........................................10

6.1.5 Starters having an electronic switching element ........................................11

6.1.6 Non-reoperating level ................................................................................12

6.1.7 Maximum pre-heat current (lamp fails to start)...........................................13

6.1.8 Interruption of starter function....................................................................13

6.2 Endurance test ......................................................................................................13

6.2.1 Test quantity..............................................................................................13

6.2.2 Test conditions ..........................................................................................13

6.2.3 Starters replaceable without tools..............................................................13

6.2.4 Starters not intended for replacement........................................................13

6.2.5 Conditions of acceptance ..........................................................................13

6.3 Deactivated lamp test............................................................................................14

6.3.1 Test quantity..............................................................................................14

6.3.2 Test conditions ..........................................................................................14

6.3.3 Starters with a mechanical switching element but without cut-out ..............14

6.3.4 Starters with an electronic switching element but without cut-out...............14

6.3.5 Starters with a mechanical switching element and with thermal cut-

out.............................................................................................................14

6.3.6 Starters with an electronic switching element and electronic cut-out ..........15

6.3.7 Condition of acceptance ............................................................................15

7 Performance requirements for ignitors ............................................................................15

7.1 Starting test...........................................................................................................15

7.1.1 Test quantity..............................................................................................15

7.1.2 Test conditions ..........................................................................................15

7.1.3 Conditions of acceptance ..........................................................................15

7.1.4 Switching speed ........................................................................................16

7.1.5 Pulse voltage.............................................................................................16

7.1.6 Repetition rate, pulse position, width and height of starting pulse for

triggered ignitors .......................................................................................16

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7.1.7 Ignition energy for non-triggered ignitors ...................................................16

7.2 Non-reoperating level ............................................................................................16

7.3 Endurance test ......................................................................................................17

7.3.1 Test quantity..............................................................................................17

7.3.2 Test conditions ..........................................................................................17

7.3.3 Ignitors without replaceable switching elements ........................................17

7.3.4 Ignitors with switching elements replaceable without tools .........................17

7.3.5 Ignitors with additional cut-outs .................................................................18

7.3.6 Conditions of compliance...........................................................................18

Annex A (normative) Ballasts to be used for life testing .......................................................21

Annex B (informative) Explanation of starting conditions for electronic starters with an

electronic switching element .................................................................................................22

Annex C (informative) A guide to quoting product life and failure rate ..................................30

Bibliography..........................................................................................................................31

Figure 1 – Pulse voltage measurement for starting devices...................................................19

Figure 2 – Ignition energy measurement for non-triggered starting devices...........................20

Figure B.1 – Cathode heating current requirements for electronic starters with

electronic switching element .................................................................................................26

Figure B.2 – Interpretation of effective heating current..........................................................27

Figure B.3 – Starters which remove pre-heating current when open-circuit voltages are

elevated................................................................................................................................28

Figure B.4 – Starters which have open-circuit voltage transition times higher than

100 ms..................................................................................................................................29

Table 1 – Starting aid requirements ........................................................................................9

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS –
STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) –
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
FOREWORD

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8) Attention is drawn to the Normative references cited in this publication. Use of the referenced publications is

indispensable for the correct application of this publication.

9) Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this IEC Publication may be the subject of

patent rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International standard IEC 60927 has been prepared by subcommittee 34C: Auxiliaries for

lamps, of IEC technical committee 34: Lamps and related equipment.

This third edition of IEC 60927 replaces the second edition (1996) and its Amendments 1

(1999) and 2 (2004). Subclause 4.5 has been inserted in order to install an obligatory link to

the relevant lamp standard.

This standard is to be used in conjunction with IEC 61347-1 and IEC 61347-2-1. It was

established on the basis of the second (2007) edition of IEC 61347-1 and on the basis of the

first (2000) edition and Amendment 1 (2005) of IEC 61347-2-1.
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The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
34C/783/FDIS 34C/797/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

the maintenance result date indicated on the IEC web site under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in

the data related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be

• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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AUXILIARIES FOR LAMPS –
STARTING DEVICES (OTHER THAN GLOW STARTERS) –
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
1 Scope

This International Standard specifies performance requirements for starting devices (starters

and ignitors) for tubular fluorescent and other discharge lamps for use on a.c. supplies up to

1 000 V at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, which produce starting pulses not greater than 5 kV.
This standard is used in conjunction with IEC 61347-1 and IEC 61347-2-1.

NOTE 1 All glow starters for fluorescent and other discharge lamps including thermal relay/cut-outs will be

included in IEC 60155.

NOTE 2 There are regional standards regarding the regulation of EMC requirements for end-products like

luminaires and independent control gear. In a luminaire, the control gear is dominant in this respect. Control gear,

together with other components, should comply with these standards.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.

For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition

of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60081, Double-capped fluorescent lamps – Performance specifications
IEC 60192, Low-pressure sodium vapour lamps – Performance specifications
IEC 60598-1:2003, Luminaires – Part 1: General requirements and tests
Amendment 1 (2006)
IEC 60662, High-pressure sodium vapour lamps
IEC 60901, Single-capped fluorescent lamps – Performance specifications
IEC 60921, Ballasts for tubular fluorescent lamps – Performance requirements

IEC 60923, Auxiliaries for lamps – Ballasts for discharge lamps (excluding tubular fluorescent

lamps) – Performance requirements
IEC 61167, Metal halide lamps
IEC 61347-1, Lamp controlgear - General and safety requirements

IEC 61347-2-1, Lamp controlgear – Particular requirements for starting devices (other than

glow starters)
___________

A consolidated edition 6.1 exists, including IEC 60598-1 (2003) and its Amendment 1 (2006).

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IEC 61347-2-9, Lamp controlgear – Particular requirements for ballasts for discharge lamps

(excluding fluorescent lamps)
IEC 61547, Equipment for general lighting purposes – EMC immunity requirements
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions of IEC 61347-2-1 together with

the following apply.
3.1
starter with mechanical switching element

starter which provides cathode pre-heating current and lamp-starting pulse(s) by mechanical

means (e.g. thermal or magnetic)
3.2
starter with electronic switching element

starter which provides cathode pre-heating current and lamp-starting voltage(s) or pulse(s) by

electronic means and contains no moving parts
3.3
deactivated lamp

lamp in which one or both cathodes are deprived of emitting material but neither of which is

broken
3.4
non-re-operating level

reduced level of voltage and/or current at which a starting device must not re-operate after

the completion of the starting cycle, and the lamp is operating normally
3.5
maximum abnormal current

value of continuous r.m.s. current through the ballast which shall not be exceeded at the end

of the starting cycle when the circuit is in an abnormal condition (e.g. deactivated lamp, or

lamp that has been removed)
3.6
starting aid

means to facilitate the starting of a lamp, which can be either a conductive strip affixed to the

outer surface of a lamp or a conductive plate which is placed within an appropriate distance

from a lamp

NOTE A starting aid can only be effective when it has an adequate potential difference from one end of the lamp.

3.7
maximum case temperature (t + X) under abnormal conditions

maximum allowable case temperature of the ignitor under abnormal conditions with metal

halide lamps
The value of (t + X) is declared by the manufacturer
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4 General requirements for tests
4.1 Ambient conditions, test quantity and sequence of tests
Only requirements for type tests are included.

Unless otherwise specified, the tests shall be made at an ambient temperature between 10 °C

and 30 °C.
The tests shall be carried out in the order of the clauses of this standard.
The following numbers of samples shall be submitted:
– six samples of starters as defined in 3.1 and 3.2;

– four samples of ignitors (where appropriate, together with those circuit components which

are necessary to carry out the tests).
4.2 Supply voltage

The total harmonic content of the supply voltage shall not exceed 3 %, the harmonic content

being defined as the root-mean-square (r.m.s.) summation of the individual harmonic

components, using the fundamental as 100 %.

Care shall be taken that this applies under all conditions that occur during the measurement.

NOTE This implies that the source of supply will have sufficient power and that the supply circuit has sufficiently

low impedance at supply frequency and impulse frequency compared with the ballast impedance. The correct

impedance at impulse frequency can be obtained by connecting a 2 μF (approximately) capacitor in parallel

with the source.
4.3 Corresponding safety requirements

All starting devices specified in this standard shall meet the requirements of IEC 61347-2-1.

4.4 Immunity

All starting devices specified in this standard shall meet the requirements of IEC 61547.

NOTE The requirements for starting devices are under consideration in IEC 61547.
4.5 Relation to lamp standards

Attention is drawn to lamp performance standards which contain “Information for ignitor

design”. This information should be followed for proper lamp operation. However, this

standard does not require the testing of lamp performance as part of the type test approval for

ignitors.
5 Marking

The marking requirements of IEC 61347-2-1 shall apply, together with the following, to be

either clearly marked on the starting device or made available in the manufacturer’s

catalogue, or the like.
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a) The manufacturer shall declare the type of switching element as defined in 3.1 and 3.2.

b) The manufacturer shall declare the maximum load capacitance for satisfactory operation

of the ignitor.

c) The manufacturer shall declare the allowable maximum case temperature under abnormal

conditions (t + X) of the ignitor.
6 Performance requirements for starters (other than glow starters) for
fluorescent lamps

This clause specifies performance requirements for starters other than glow starters, used

with tubular fluorescent lamps with pre-heated cathodes, and their associated ballasts (see

IEC 60081 and IEC 60921, where appropriate).
6.1 Starting test
6.1.1 Starting test quantity

The starting test quantity consists of six new starters which have not been subjected to the

tests specified in IEC 61347-2-1.
6.1.2 Conditions of acceptance

The type is considered as satisfying the requirements of this subclause if all six starters

comply with the appropriate tests specified in 6.1.4 to 6.1.8. If one failure occurs, a further six

starters shall be selected and tested and all these shall comply. If more than one failure

occurs the starter is deemed not to satisfy the requirements of this clause.
6.1.3 Conditions of test
6.1.3.1 Circuit
The starter is tested in the circuit declared by the manufacturer.

A starting aid complying with the requirements of Table 1 shall be used unless otherwise

indicated on the starter or in the manufacturer’s literature.

In case of doubt a choice shall be made by mutual agreement between the testing authority

and the manufacturer.
Table 1 – Starting aid requirements
Lamp diameter Starting aid width Spacing from lamp Length
mm mm Mm
15 25 07
25 40 12 Not less than
lamp length
38 40 20
a a
15/25/38 01,5 00

NOTE A starting aid spaced from the lamp can only be effective if the outer surface of the lamp is treated

to be non-wetting.
Strip affixed to lamp surface.
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6.1.3.2 Ballast

The ballast used shall meet the requirements of IEC 60921, where appropriate. It shall have a

rated voltage equal to the supply voltage, or equal to the lowest value of the supply voltage

range for which the starter is designed.

The rated wattage of the ballast shall be chosen to give the most onerous starting conditions

of the range of lamp types for which the starter is designed. In case of doubt the rated

wattage of the ballast shall correspond to the main lamp type for which the starter is

designed.

Where a starter is designed to operate with different ballast types (e.g. capacitive or

inductive), the tests are made with both types of ballast.
6.1.3.3 Lamps

The lamp shall be of the pre-heated cathode type and, where appropriate, meet the

requirements of IEC 60081. The rated wattage of the lamp shall be equal to the rated wattage

of the ballast used.

For starters of the mechanical type defined in 3.1 the lamp shall normally be of the “with

starter” type. For starters of the electronic type defined in 3.2 the lamp shall normally be of

the "starterless type". Where a choice of lamp of "with starter" or "starterless" type is declared

by the manufacturer, the "with starter" type shall be used.
6.1.4 Starters having a mechanical switching element
6.1.4.1 Speed of operation
a) Current operated starters

A current equal to the minimum pre-heating current prescribed on the relevant lamp data

sheet in IEC 60081 shall be passed through the circuit.

For starters which incorporate a cut-out, the starter shall operate at least once during the

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