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Bodine AK400PLS Arc Keeper 200-400W PSMH Backup Ballast

6.50 LBS

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Product Description

This Emergency HID Ballast has been DISCONTINUED.

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The floodlights in your basketball court keep going out during the briefest power sags in the AC supply. This is ruining your night games, causing you to play in total darkness, throwing bricks every time. Keep the game going with the Bodine 400 watt PSMH arc maintenance ballast.

The AK400PLS high frequency emergency ballast will keep the electrical arc your HID lamp at full brightness for up to 2-minutes using an internal ni-cd battery. It works in tandem with your normal  120 or 277vAC reactor, high-reactance autotransformer or constant wattage autotransformer style magnetic ballast.

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  • Ballast Type: Emergency
  • Lamp Wattage: 200-400W
  • Input Wattage: 17W
  • Dual-tap 120/277Vac, 50/60Hz cycles
  • Operates: One pulse start metal halide lamp
  • Maintains HID lamp arc for up to 2-minutes!
  • UL 924 listed
  • Min/Max Temp: 32° to 131°F
  • 5-year full warranty


The AK400PLS will maintain the arc of a 200-400 watt pulse start metal halide lamp during brief power losses. If the power outage continues, the arc keeper allows your emergency DC generator ample time to warm up before switching over to the emergency circuit.

External Specifications

Our AK400PLS has a reduced profile steel housing finished with a protective white powder coat. A solid-state charging indicator on the case allows you to monitor the status of the battery. This pulse-start HID backup ballast has six convenient 0.25-inch diameter mounting holes and includes a flexible wiring conduit.

Electrical Specifications

  • Lamp wattage: 200-400W
  • Input wattage: 17W
  • Battery charging current: 100 mA
  • Dual-tap 120 or 277vAC, 60 Hz
  • Emergency runtime: 2 minutes
  • Recharge time: 24 hours
  • 12V 1.5 Ah nickel-cadmium (ni-cd) battery with 7-10 year lifespan
  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) filters
  • High frequency inverter ballast
  • Voltage monitoring circuits


  • Width: 12.25"
  • Depth: 7.25"
  • Height: 1.75"


  • UL Listed for factory or field applications
  • UL924 Listed for Emergency Lighting & Power Equipment

Warranty Information

This emergency device is warranted for five (5) full years from the date of purchase. This warranty will only cover properly-installed transformers used under NEC guidelines. During the warranty period, the manufacturer will repair or replace without charge to the user.

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