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Bodine AK400PLS-240 Arc Keeper 240 Volts PSMH Backup Ballast

6.50 LBS

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Product Description

This Emergency HID Ballast has been DISCONTINUED.

You will need to get a quarz restrike system instead.

Are the sportslighters around your futbol field going dim after brief hiccups in the power? Are you Bending It Like Beckham only to win another point for the opposing team? Keep the lights on at night with Bodines Euro voltage 400 watt PSMH emergency ballast.

The AK400PLS-240 digital emergency backup ballast will keep your pulse start HID lamp at full luminosity during these sudden fluctuations, maintaining the bulb for up to 2-minutes. This emergency battery pack works in conjunction with your normal 240-volt reactor, high-reactance autotransformer or constant wattage autotransformer style magnetic ballast and ignitor.

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  • Ballast Type: Emergency
  • Lamp Wattage: 200-400W
  • Input Wattage: 17W
  • Dedicated 240Vac, 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-240 arc keeper continues the electrical flow to your bulb and affords your emergency backup generator to come online, warm up and eventually take over. This "smart" ballast will regulate itself and switch to DC mode automatically. It is ideal for European and Middle Eastern businesses that use a 240vAC line input. 

External Specifications

Our AK400PLS-240 has three convenient mounting holes on each end for quick attachment to the fixture or remote transformer box. Its low profile design can fit in most ballast boxes and flood lights, and the steel casing is finished with an white powder coat that protects from corrosion. A charging indicator light on the side of the case allows for constant battery monitoring.

Electrical Specifications

  • Lamp wattage: 200-400W
  • Input wattage: 17W
  • Battery charging current: 100 mA
  • Single-tap 240vAC, 60 Hz
  • Emergency runtime: 2 minutes
  • Recharge time: 24 hours
  • High temperature 12V 1.5 Ah nickel-cadmium (ni-cd) battery
  • 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
  • CSA Certified
  • 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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