Battery powered fluorescent emergency ballasts and emergency LED drivers are an effective method of providing emergency lighting. With the emergency lighting hidden inside of the luminaire, the space remains uncluttered with wall mounted devices. This also means there needs to be a way to enable and disable them, be it for storage, transportation, or a safe installation. Typically, this method of control is accomplished using a pair of wires and single-pin connectors, typically called an “inverter connector”, “converter connector”, or “enable connector”. This method of control is effective but physical connectors are not an ideal solution when we have the technology to do so much better.
Enter Bodine’s ABConnect (Automatic Bodine Connect). ABConnect eliminates the need for a set of enable wires while reliably enabling and disabling a product’s emergency function. To paraphrase a saying, ABConnect is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3.