what part is this in a fleurescent light?
on a circular compact fleurescent
the ballast has 2 wires going to the bulb (one to each end)
and there is a small brown rectangular blob going to the other 2 pins
is it a resistor? a capacitor?
is written on it
so it can do up to 630 volts?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sounds Like a Capacitor....G-F 150 [as In Gig-Farad ] Sometimes used For Switch/Start on these Light Fittings....and No not Conventional 630 Volts as You may Know it....very often it relates to the " Firing Voltage" required to ignite the gas in the light Fitting....Phew ! ..Round Floro's..Good Luck
- PolyhistorLv 71 decade ago
I would say that it has to be a ballast. Since there are no wires connection inside the tube, only a conductive gas, it take more voltage than 110 can provide, so it is ballasted.
If it were round and looked about the size of a AA battery, I would have said it was the starter.
- aussieLv 61 decade ago
It most likely is the starter part of the ballast and that 630 v is the starting voltage to get the light started
- charley128Lv 51 decade ago
I believe it's a capacitor .01mfd @ 630V.