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XeStrike™ D-series digital ballasts
Digital XeStrike™ ballasts features and design

* Our digital ballasts are designed based on planar transformer technology and digital input power control.

* Built to RTCA/DO-160E standards with select ballast certified to RTCA/DO-160E

* Aluminum case with Silicon seal or Silicon O-ring, fully dust & waterproof designed to IP 67.

* Very low EMI/RFI due to digital design and superior shielding. Meets or exceeds RTCA/DO-160E standards.

* Uses resonant zero voltage switching technology, and our CR technology (Continuous Restrike technology).

* VPM: Variable Power Mode for dual power ballast models, also referred as DPM Dual Power Mode.

* SPM: Single Power Mode for single power wattage ballast models.

- Hot restrike with 75% output in less than 3 s

- Hot restrike based on our CR technology

- Output capable of driving up to 5 m shielded cable or D1 system

- High efficiency under wide range of operating conditions > 90%

- Drives D1S bulbs as well as D2S bulbs with our external ignitor

- 35, 50 and 75 watts systems (75 W special installation approval)

- VPM (DPM) capable (XV4D and XV8C)

- No flickering

- Active reverse input polarity protection

- Open and short output protection, response time < 0.5 s

- Input over-voltage protection; switches off with automatic restart

- Input under-voltage shut down, self locked

- Fast restart cycles

- Smooth lamp current curve

- Smart warm up control

- Long life (> 3000 hours)

XV1D

Drives D1S bulb as well as D2S bulb with our external ignitor and our XeSparQ D2/D1 adapter (please call).

XeStrike ballast XV1D

XV1D

The XV1D 35 watt has no heat sink (optional on request). Both XV1D 50 watt and 75 watt come with the heat sink on top of the housing and an internal thermally conducting bridge.

The heat sink adds 10 mm to the overall height of the 35 watt XV1D.

Different wattages require different heat sink fin sizes for best convective cooling. Therefore the height is different, see table to the right

CR*) technology (Continuous Restrike technology).
Fully dust & waterproof design to IP 67.

Parameter

XV1D-35

XV1D-50

XV1D-75

Normal input voltage range (VDC

8-18 / 18-32

8-18 / 18-32

8-18 / 18-32

Ext. input voltage range (VDC)

6 - 18 / 16 - 34

6 - 18 / 16 - 34

6 - 18 / 16 - 34

Starting input voltage range (VDC)

7 - 18 / 14 - 32

7 - 18 / 14 - 32

7 - 18 / 14 - 32

Nominal output power

35 W ± 2 W

50 W ± 2 W

75 W ± 2 W

Maximum run up output power

80 W

100 W

112 W

Max. steady state lamp current

3.2 / 1.6 A

4.6 / 2.3 A

6.4 / 3.2 A

Max. inrush current at 13.5 / 27.0 VDC

6 / 3 A

8 / 4 A

10 / 5 A

Max. inrush current @ 10.0 / 20.0 VDC

8 / 4 A

10 / 5 A

12 / 6 A

Striking voltage

>1.3 KV

>1.3 KV

>1.3 KV

Efficiency of D1S and ballast @ nom. V

>85 % / >90 %


>85 % / >90 %


>85 % / >90 %


Ballast/lamp efficiency

92 %

92 %

92 %

Output steady state frequency

400 +/- 50 Hz

450 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

Temperature range

-40 to +105 °C

-40 to +105 °C

-40 to +105 °C

Water/dust environment

meets IP 67

meets IP 67

meets IP 67

Weight (no wires/connectors, ±HS)

360 g


370 g


380 g


XV4D

- Super thin, lightweight ballast
- With and without mounting tabs
- Drives D1S bulb as well as D2S bulb with our external ignitor or our XeSparQ D2/D1 adapter.

- with RTCA/DO-160E certification

XeStrike ballast XV4D with tabs, with RTCA/DO-160E certification

XV4D 35 W, with or without mounting tabs

XeStrike ballast XV4D 50 W with tabs, with RTCA/DO-160E certification

XV4D 50 W, with mounting tabs

XeStrike ballast XV4D 50 W without tabs, with RTCA/DO-160E certification

XV4D 50 W, without mounting tabs

XeStrike ballast XV4D 50 W, with RTCA/DO-160E certification

XV4D 75 W, with SS mounting bracket

Different wattages require different heat sink fin sizes for best convective cooling. Therefore the height is different, see table to the right

Parameter

XV4D-35

XV4D-50

XV4D-75

Normal input voltage range (VDC)

8.5-18.5 / 18-32

8.5-18.5 / 18-32

8.5-18.5 / 18-32

Ext. input voltage range (VDC)

6 - 18 / 16 - 34

6 - 18 / 16 - 34

6 - 18 / 16 - 34

Starting input voltage range (VDC)

7 - 18 / 14 - 32

7 - 18 / 14 - 32

7 - 18 / 14 - 32

Nominal output power

35 W ± 2 W

50 W ± 2 W

75 W ± 2 W

Maximum run up output power

80 W (100 SAE)

100 W

112 W

Max. steady state lamp current

3.2 / 1.6 A

4.6 / 2.3 A

6.4 / 3.2 A

Max. inrush current at 13.5 / 27.0 VDC

6 / 3 A

8 / 4 A

10 / 5 A

Max. inrush current @ 10.0 / 20.0 VDC

8 / 4 A

10 / 5 A

12 / 6 A

Striking voltage

>1.3 KV

>1.3 KV

>1.3 KV

Steady state output volts (VAC)

60 to 110

60 to 110

60 to 110

Max. steady state input power (W)

41 / 40

58 / 55

90 / 85

Efficiency of D1S and ballast

>85 % / >88 %

>86 % / >91 %

>84 % / >88 %

Output steady state frequency

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

Temperature range

-40 to +105 °C

-40 to +105 °C

-40 to +105 °C

Water/dust environment

meets IP 67

meets IP 67

meets IP 67

EMI/RFI certification (with D1 bulbs)

meets RTCA/DO-160E

RTCA/DO-160E

RTCA/DO-160E

Weight (no wires, with tabs)

162 g

184 g

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Weight (no wires, no tabs)

148 g

170 g

210 g

Stainless steel bracket

-

-

32 g

Black anodized Al heat sink (HS)

-

optional

included

Dimensions (tabs not included)

length: <84 mm width: <74 mm height: <15 mm

length: <84 mm width: <74 mm height: <23 mm

length: <84 mm width: <74 mm height: <32 mm

DPM available

no

yes

yes

*) CR Technology: Continuous Restrike technology
**) DPM: Dual Power Mode for ual power setting

VPM (DPM) explained:
Variable power mode means that two output power or dual power modes (DPM) settings can be variably selected (generally 50 watt and 35 watt for dimming purposes to conserve battery power or for two preset brightnesses. With our XePulse™ 2 DPM can be used to wig-wag by dimming instead of on-off.

XV6D - The Green Ballast

XeVision has finalized the first 35 watt D-series XeStrike™ ballast for driving Philips XenEcoStart™ Mercury-free (Hg-free) D3S and D4S HID bulbs. The D3S corresponds to the common D1S bulb with the same footprint, and so does the D4S with the standard D2S. Hg-free bulbs have very different and challenging electrical requirements for the ballast design. XeVision’s first production of the green slim-line ballast features an SAE type fast start-up bulb ignition. It is suitable for replacement of current HID systems, if ‘green’ compliance is necessary. This new ballast is intended for use in aviation (HID landing and taxi lights), military, and industrial applications.

OEM welcome.

Key features:
- digital XeStrike™ D-series XV8C ballast
- 35 watt
- 12 VDC or 24 VDC
- water and dust proof, to IP67
- Fast, SAE-type start-up

XV6D XeVision's first green ballast for aerospace

XV6D slim-line SAE ballast

Special MQS output cabe is needed for the D3S and D4S bulb, which use a modified MQS connector key.

Parameter

12 VDC - 35 W

24 VDC - 35 W

Normal op. input voltage range

8.5-18.5 VDC

18-36 VDC

Start-up (turn-off voltage) , VDC

8.5 (5.0) VDC

18 (12) VDC

Starting input voltage range, VDC

8.5-18.5 VDC

18-36 VDC

Nominal output power

35W ± 1 W

35W ± 1 W

Maximum run up output power SAE

100 W

100 W

Max. steady state lamp current

3.2 A

1.6 A

Max. inrush current at 13.5 / 27.0 VDC

6 A

3 A

Max. inrush current @ 10.0 / 20.0 VDC

8 A

4 A

Max. inrush current

20A at 50ms 7A at 2 s decreasing to Steady State within 45 sec

>10A at 50 ms 4.5A at 2 s decreasing to steady state within 45 sec

Striking voltage

>1.3 KV Pin 1 & Pin 4

>1.3 KV Pin 1 & Pin 4

Steady state output volts (VAC)

20 to 60 Vac

20 to 60 Vac

Efficiency system  @ nom V

86 %

91 %

Steady state output voltage

60 to 110 VA

60 to 110 VAC

Turn On light output

>70% at 2 sec
> 80% at 3 sec.

>70% at 2 sec >80% at 3 sec.

Output steady state frequency

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

Temperature range

-40 to + 95 °C

-40 to + 95 °C

Temperature control (by custmer)

max. on case 75ºC

max. on case 75ºC

Weight (without bulb, heat sink)

184 g

184 g

Dimensions (without cables)

width: 30 mm
length: 115 mm
height: 20 mm

width: 30 mm
length: 115 mm
height: 20 mm

3 mounting holes for M5 bolts, distance

width: 45 mm
length: 98 mm

width: 45 mm
length: 98 mm

Radiated EMI emission $ susceptibility

DO-160E

DO-160E

Water/dust environment

IP 67

IP 67

DPM available

no

no

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XV8C2 round HID ballast PCB

The XV8C2 is the improved and extended replacement for the XV8C. The XV8C2 is a round compact ballast PCB with a diameter of 53 mm. It is available as dual power models (DPM), 35 / 50 W and 50 / 70 W, and single power models (SPM). It drives D1S bulbs , and D2 type bulbs with an external ignitor or our XeSparQ™ D2/D1 igniter module.
The XV8C2 PCB is used in our round ballast designs, the XePod™ and XePuck™2. The ballast circuit board (PCB) is available for OEM only.
Key features:
- 30 / 50 W and 50 / 70 W dual power mode (DPM)
- Single power (SPM) of each power available on special request only
- 12 VDC or 24 VDC
- dimensions: Ø 58 mm, height 28 mm
- weight: 40 g (DPM and SPM) without wires
- ballast life expectancy: > 3000 hours

DPM/SPM trigger wire:
- open contact: low W (35 on 35/50 model and 50 on 50/70 model)
- to ground: high W (high wattage setting)
- SPM: ON/OFF control

XV8C2 round HID ballast PCB

 

Parameters for DPM, SPM

XV8C2 35 W

XV8C2 50 W

XV8C2 70 W

Normal input voltage range (VDC

8.5-18.5 / 18-36

8.5-18.5 / 18-36

8.5-18.5 / 18-36

Input turn off (VDC)

< 5 / < 12

< 5 / < 12

< 5 / < 12

Turn on light output

>80% at 3 s

>80% at 3 s

>80% at 3 s

Steady state output power (W)

35 W ± 1 W

50 W ± 2 W

70 W ± 2 W

Maximum run-up output powern (W)

80

100

112

Max. steady state lamp current (A)

3.0 / 1.5

4.2 / 2.1

6.0 / 3.0

Max. inrush current @ 10.0 / 20.0 VDC (A)

8 / 4

10 / 5

12 / 6

Striking voltage

>1.3 kV

>1.3 kV

>1.3 kV

Reverse voltage protection (VDC)

up to 40

up to 40

up to 40

Startup & Open lamp circuit protection

latch off < 0.5 s


latch off < 0.5 s


latch off < 0.5 s


Ballast/lamp efficiency

92 %

92 %

92 %

Output steady state frequency (square wave)

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

Temperature range

-40 to +95 °C

-40 to +95 °C

-40 to +95 °C

EMI emissions and susceptibility

DO-160E

DO-160E

DO-160E

Weight (no wires/connectors, ±HS)

40 g


40 g


40 g


Thermal design requirement:
A mandatory cooling system provided by the customer must maintain a maximum operating temperature below 95ºC (203º F) on the hottest ballast PCB area. Tip: Cooler is always better.

XePod™ round HID ballast

Key features:
- compact all-in one HID source with ballast/bulb
- digital XeStrike™ D-series XV8C ballast
- D1S bulb or our XeSparQ™ adapter with D2S bulb
- 35 or 50 watt
- DPM enabled (remotely switchable 30/50 watt
- 12 VDC or 24 VDC
- compact two part Al housing
- dimensions Ø 58 mm, length 55 mm
- weight is 272 gr
- water and dust proof, to IP67

DPM trigger wire:
open contact - 35 W (low wattage setting)
to ground - 50 W (high wattage setting)

SPM trigger wire: ON/OFF control

The XV8C is used in our round ballast design, the XePod.

The ballast circuit board (PCB) is available for OEM only. DPM trigger wire:
open contact - 35 W (low wattage setting)
to ground - 50 W (high wattage setting)

 

Parameter

XePod™ - 35 W

XePod™ - 50 W

Normal op. input voltage range

8-18 / 18-32 VDC

8-18 / 18-32 VDC

Start-up (turn-off voltage) , VDC

9.5 (6) / 18 (12)

9.5 (6) / 18 (12)

Starting input voltage range, VDC

7-16 / 14-32

7-16 / 14-32

Nominal output power

35W ± 2 W

50W ± 2 W

Maximum run up output power

70 W

100 W

Max. steady state lamp current

3.2 / 1.6 A

4.6 / 2.3 A

Max. inrush current at 13.5 / 27.0 VDC

6 / 3 A

8 / 4 A

Max. inrush current @ 10.0 / 20.0 VDC

8 / 4 A

10 / 5 A

Striking voltage

1.3 KV

1.3 KV

Steady state output volts (VAC)

60 to 110

60 to 110

Efficiency of D1S and ballast at nominal supply voltage

> 85 % / > 88 %

> 85 % / > 88 %

Triggered DPM in VDC

9 -18 / 18 - 36

9 -18 / 18 - 36

Output steady state frequency

500 +/- 20 Hz

500 +/-20 Hz

Temperature range

-40 to +105 °C

-40 to +105 °C

Temperature control (by custmer)

max. on case 70ºC

max. on PCB 70ºC

Weight (without bulb, heat sink)

272 g (9.5 oz)

272 g (9.5 oz)

Dimensions (without bulb, heat sink)

diameter: 58 mm
length: 55 mm

diameter: 58 mm
length: 55 mm

Thermal design requirement:
A mandatory cooling system provided by the customer has to maintain an ideal operating temperature of < 75º C (167º F), not to exceed 85ºC (185º F) on the ballast Al housing. Cooler is always better.

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XePuck™2 round HID ballast

The XePuck™2 is the improved and extended replacement for the XePuck™.
The XePuck™2 is a round compact potted ballast in an Al case with a diameter of 53 mm. It is available as dual power models (DPM), 35 / 50 W and 50 / 70 W, and single power models (SPM). It drives D1S bulbs , and D2 type bulbs with an external ignitor or our XeSparQ™ D2/D1 igniter module.
Key features:
- Digital XeStrike™ D-series XV8C2 ballast PCB inside
- 30 / 50 W and 50 / 70 W dual power mode (DPM)
- Single power (SPM) of each power available on special request only
- 12 VDC or 24 VDC
- DPM enabled (remotely switchable 30/50 watt
- Proprietary passive cooling design
- Thermally conductive resin potted Al case
- Dimensions Ø 58 mm, height 31 mm
- Weight is 205 ± 10 g
- Water and dust proof, to IP67

DPM/SPM trigger wire:
- open contact: low W (35 on 35/50 model and 50 on 50/70 model)
- to ground: high W (high wattage setting)
- SPM: ON/OFF control

XePuck 2 HID ballast featuring our XV8C2 ballast PCB

 

Parameters for DPM, SPM

XePuck™2 35 W

XePuck™2 50 W

XePuck™2 70 W

Normal input voltage range (VDC

8.5-18.5 / 18-36

8.5-18.5 / 18-36

8.5-18.5 / 18-36

Input turn off (VDC)

< 5 / < 12

< 5 / < 12

< 5 / < 12

Turn on light output

>80% at 3 s

>80% at 3 s

>80% at 3 s

Steady state output power (W)

35 W ± 1 W

50 W ± 2 W

70 W ± 2 W

Maximum run-up output powern (W)

80

100

112

Max. steady state lamp current (A)

3.0 / 1.5

4.2 / 2.1

6.0 / 3.0

Max. inrush current @ 10 / 20 VDC (A)

8 / 4

10 / 5

12 / 6

Striking voltage

>1.3 kV

>1.3 kV

>1.3 kV

Reverse voltage protection (VDC)

up to 40

up to 40

up to 40

Startup & Open lamp circuit protection

latch off < 0.5 s


latch off < 0.5 s


latch off < 0.5 s


Ballast/lamp efficiency

92 %

92 %

92 %

Steady state frequency, square wave

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/- 50 Hz

Temperature range

-40 to +95 °C

-40 to +95 °C

-40 to +95 °C

EMI emissions and susceptibility

DO-160E

DO-160E

DO-160E

Weight (no wires/connectors, ±HS)

200 ± 5 g


200 ± 5 g


200 ± 5 g


Thermal design requirement:
A mandatory cooling system provided by the customer must maintain a maximum operating temperature below 95ºC (203º F) on the hottest ballast PCB area. Tip: Cooler is always better.

XePod™ mini round HID ballast

Key features::
- Our smallest D2D bulb type ballast - P32D socket
- digital XeStrike™ D-series ballast
- 35 or 50 W
- DPM enabled (remotely switchable 35/50 watt
- 12 VDC or 24 VDC
- power connection at the rear or front
- compact Al housing
- dimensions Ø 50 mm, length 36 mm
- weight is 140 gr
- water and dust proof, to IP67

DPM trigger wire:
open contact - 35 W (low wattage setting)
to ground - 50 W (high wattage setting)

SPM trigger wire: ON/OFF control

Parameter

XePod™ mini 35

XePod™ mini 50

Normal op. input voltage range

8-18 / 18-32 VDC

8-18 / 18-32 VDC

Start-up (turn-off voltage) , VDC

9.5 (6) / 18 (12)

9.5 (6) / 18 (12)

Starting input voltage range, VDC

7-16 / 14-32

7-16 / 14-32

Nominal output power

35W ± 2 W

50W ± 2 W

Maximum run up output power

70 W

100 W

Max. steady state lamp current

3.2 / 1.6 A

4.6 / 2.3 A

Max. inrush current at 13.5 / 27.0 VDC

6 / 3 A

>8 / 4 A

Max. inrush current @ 10.0 / 20.0 VDC

8 / 4 A

10 / 5 A

Striking voltage

1.3 KV

1.3 KV

Steady state output volts (VAC)

60 to 110

60 to 110

Efficiency of D1S and ballast at nominal supply voltage

> 90 % / > 90 %

>90 % / > 90 %

Triggered DPM in VDC

9 -18 / 18 - 36

9 -18 / 18 - 36

Output steady state frequency

500 +/- 50 Hz

500 +/-50 Hz

Temperature range

-40 to +95 °C

-40 to +95 °C

Temperature control (by custmer)

max. on case 70ºC

max. on PCB 70ºC

Weight (without bulb, heat sink)

140 g (4.9 oz)

140 g (4.9 oz)

Dimensions (without bulb, heat sink)

diameter: 50 mm
length: 36 mm

diameter: 50 mm
length: 36 mm

Thermal design requirement:
A mandatory cooling system provided by the customer has to maintain an ideal operating temperature of < 75º C (167º F), not to exceed 85ºC (185º F) on the ballast Al housing. Cooler is always better.

XeVision® ballast output cable

Teflon® cable description

Our proprietary double shielded cables are used for slected XeVision HID Xenon lighting systems. We produce the cables in custom length of 1, 2, 4, and 6 feet.

The shielded Teflon® cables are used between the ballast and the lamp and are pre-assembled with shielded connectors and are a major factor to suppress RMI/EMI.

On both ends there is a MQS connector which is shielded in contact with the ballast and the lamp, a major factor to suppress RMI/EMI.

Teflon cable description

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The proprietary cable is double shielded including the connectors It is a Teflon® insulated cable with a Tinned copper braid shield and a Aluminum foil shield. The wires are Tinned copper strand with Teflon® insulation.

Electrical Characteristics:
Nom. Inductance .124 µH/ft Nom. Capacitance Conductor to Conductor @ 1 KHz 33 pF/ft Nom. Cap. Cond. to Other Cond. & Shield @ 1 KHz 60 pF/ft Nom. Conductor DC Resistance @ 20 Deg. C 5.8 Ohms/1000 ft Nominal Outer Shield DC Resistance @ 20 Deg. C 3.9 Ohms/1000 ft Max. Operating Voltage - UL 300 V RMS Max. Recommended Current 5.4 Amps per conductor @ 25°C.

Compliances:
NEC/(UL) Specification, CMP CEC/C(UL) Specification CMP EU CE Mark, EU RoHS Compliant, EU RoHS.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Conductor:
Number of Conductors
3
AWG
18
Stranding
19x30
Conductor Material
TC - Tinned Copper
Insulation:
Insulation Material
FEP - Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
Nom. Insulation Wall Thickness
.007 in.
Overall cabling:
color code lead 1
black
color code lead 2
white
color code lead 3
red
Outer shield material:
inner layer
Al foil with polyester, 100% shield
outer layer
Tinned Copper braid, 85% shield
Outer jacket material:
insulation layer
blue FEP (Fluorianted Ethylene Propylene)
Mechanical:
overall diameter
0.18 in.
min. bend radius
1.87 in.
operating temperature range
- 70ºC to 200ºC
flame test
UL Flame Test NFPA 262 C(UL) Flame Test FT6

Silicone rubber cable description

The Silicone rubber double shielded cables are standard for all XeVision HID Xenon lighting systems. We produce the cables in custom length of 1, 2, 4, and 6 feet.

The cables are used between the ballast and the lamp and are pre-assembled with shielded connectors and are a major factor to suppress RMI/EMI.

On both ends there is a MQS connector which is shielded in contact with the ballast and the lamp, a major factor to suppress RMI/EMI.

Silicone rubber cable description

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The cable is double shielded including the connectors It is a Silicone rubber insulated cable with a Tinned Copper braid shield and a Aluminum foil shield. The wires are Tinned copper strand with ORGALLOY® LE 6000 Polyamide 6 Alloy insulation to withstand high temperatures comparable to Teflon.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Conductor:
Number of Conductors
3
AWG
22
Stranding
36 x .12 mm
Conductor Material
TC - Tinned Copper
Wire diameter
1.4 mm
Insulation:
Insulation material
ORGALLOY® LE 6000 Polyamide 6 Alloy
Insulation wall thickness
.18 mm (.007 in.)
voltage resistance
5 kV
Melting point
> 220º C
Overall cabling:
color code lead 1
black
color code lead 2
white
color code lead 3
red
Outer shield material:
inner layer
Al foil with polyester, 100% shield
outer layer
Tinned Copper braid 0.12TC/5/16, 85% shield
Voltage resistance
8 kV
Outer jacket material:
insulation layer
Silicone rubber ELASTOSIL® R 420/70, shore 70
Color
black or red
Mechanical (cable):
overall diameter
5 mm ± .2 mm (0.20 in)
min. bend radius
38 mm (1.50 in.)
operating temperature range
- 70ºC to 200ºC