Productos eléctricos – Balastros para lámparas de descarga eléctrica en gas – Especificaciones de seguridad (Electrical Products – Gas Electrical Discharge Lamp Ballasts – Safety Specifications).

Safety requirements and testing methods in this Norma Oficial Mexicana (‘NOM,’ Official Mexican Standard in English) apply to the following types of Parallel Multiple-Power Supply Ballasts:

  • Electromagnetic Ballasts for Quick-Start, Instant-Start, and Normal-Start Fluorescent Lamps
  • Electronic Ballasts for Quick-Start, Instant-Start, and Normal-Start Fluorescent Lamps. Note: Fluorescent Lamps are hot or cold cathode type.
  • Electromagnetic Ballasts for High-Pressure Sodium-Vapor Lamps.
  • Electronic Ballasts for High-Pressure Sodium-Vapor Lamps.
  • Electromagnetic Ballasts for Low-Pressure Sodium-Vapor Lamps.
  • Electronic Ballasts for Low-Pressure Sodium-Vapor Lamps.
  • Electromagnetic Ballasts for Mercury-Vapor Lamps.
  • Electronic Ballasts for Mercury-Vapor Lamps.
  • Electromagnetic Ballasts for Metal Halide Lamps.
  • Electronic Ballasts for Metal Halide Lamps.
  • Hybrid Ballasts for lamps listed in numbers 2.1.1 to 2.1.10 in this NOM.

It also applies to Fluorescent Lamp Adapters as long as there is no specific NOM applicable to those products.

This NOM applies only to ballasts operating with a single-phase or two-phase line open-circuit voltage of 2 000 V rms or less based on NOM-001-SEDE. Rated input voltage for ballasts shall be one or more of the following voltages: 120 V, 127 V, 220 V, 240 V, 254 V, 277 V, 440 V and 480 VCA, varying momentarily in +10%, 60 Hz and up to 24 VCD. In addition, this NOM applies to Electronic Ballasts that can operate within a continuous range of supply voltages, provided that this interval considers one or more of the above-mentioned voltages.

Exclusions:

This NOM does not apply to Voltage Transformers for Halogen (Dichroic) Lamps and/or LED lamps.