manuale faidate

Neon ignition

starter and reactor as they are and what they are used for

To have a neon lamp properly switched on, two specific appliances are required. These are the starter and the reactor:

neon fluorescent lamp
  • neon starter lampsThe starter acts as a timer switch, consists of two electrodes contained in a glass ampule containing inert gases.

    The ampoule is in turn contained in a metal tube. At start-up, the starter switches on current for 1-2 seconds then opens the circuit.

    This timing is necessary to cause incandescent discharge filaments to glow in the gas contained in the lamp.

  • neon lamp reactor

    The reactor instead it regulates the current intensity of the lamp, allows it to be switched on and then enables the power supply.

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