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The 575/800 High Speed Ballast with ALF and DMX for M8 has been introduced by ARRI to power the ground-breaking M8 lamp head with MAX reflector technology and 1,000Hz capability for frame rates of 1,000 fps and beyond. The EB 575/800W allows high speed shooting of sports events, industrial applications, automotive component testing and ballistics or material testing without any concerns about flicker. This versatile power source has been streamlined and packed with features like CCL to compensate for power loss over long cable runs and Active Line Filter. ALF provides a higher Power Factor resulting in more efficient power use. This is accomplished by shifting the voltage and current waveforms in phase and minimizing harmonics and spikes. ALF also minimizes the current carried back on the neutral leg of the power systems.
Compatible with ARRI D, X, Compact, Daylight 575W and 800W Daylights with CCL such as the M8, the EB 575/800W features DMX on/off and 100-50% dimming control, as well as automatic detection of lamp heads. The ballast employs both fan and convection cooling and a low noise mode for quiet operation on-set. To help you monitor the unit while shooting, the EB 575/800W has LED indicators for DMX, protective earth, over temperature, frequency mode, lamp on, and detected lamp head, as well as an illuminated On/Off switch.
This ballast has been certified for sale and use in Canada by the Canadian Standards Association.
Small, compact size
Dual wattage: 575 or 800W lamp
Automatic detection of connected 575W or 800W luminaire
Controllable frequency: choose between low noise, flicker free or high speed
CCL: Compensation of Cable Loss
ALF: Active Line Filter
DMX controlled on/off, dimming
Easy to read DMX setting on luminous display
Robust aluminum alloy casting with additional edge protection
In the Box
Arri 575/800 High Speed Ballast with ALF and DMX for M8 (CSA Certified)
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Electronic high speed ballast
575 W / 800 W
ARRI D, X, Compact, Daylight 575W, 800W Daylights with CCL
90-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz; 1,N,PE (single phase)
11.1 - 8.9 A / 5.8 - 4.4 A
Max. Apparent Power (VA)
1,160 VA (max. in CCL mode)
Cos phi: approx. 0.98
Cold strike and hot restrike (automatically limited < 1 sec)
Typical Light Ripple
50 - 100% Nominal value
DMX 512 standard Functions: Ballast On/Off; dimming of lamp power DMX Connector: XLR 5-pin male and female (In/Out)
Automatic Lamp Detection
Automatic Lamp Head Detection
Flicker-free mode: 75 Hz / 1,000 Hz, Adjustable
Yes, with Low noise mode: 50/60 Hz
DMX, Protective Earth, Lamp On, Over Temperature, Frequency Mode, Lamp Head, Temperature Controlled Fan
Compensation of Cable Loss
Maximum: 122°F (50°C)
CE, CSA certified
13 x 7.9 x 5.6" (33.4 x 20.2 x 14.2 cm) including feet
14.3 lb (6.5 kg)
Arri 575/800 High Speed Ballast with ALF and DMX for M8 (CSA Certified) Review