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W-S-755 Revision C, June 29, 1973
Complete Document
Superseded By: ANSI C78.180
Includes all amendments and changes through Cancellation Notice 1, April 15, 1995
Additional Comments: CNCL S/S BY ANSI C78.180
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This specification covers starters for use with pre-heat type fluorescent and similar discharge lamps.

Starters covered by this specification shall be of the following types and classes in accordance with American National Standard C78.180-1972 (see table I):

    I - Glow switch with lockout.


         A - Manual reset.
         B - Automatic reset.

   II - Thermal switch with lockout.


         A - Manual reset.
         B - Automatic reset.

  III - Simple glow switch without lockout.

   IV - Simple thermal switch without lockout.

Lamp application (voltage and wattage rating) and number of pins shall be as indicated in table I (see 6.1). TABLE I. Designation of starters TABLE I. Designation of starters (Cont'd.)

Lineral Codes in table I are to be interpreted as follows:

FS - Fluorescent Starter.

TGC - Thermal Glow Switch (Cutout type or circuit).

TC - Thermal Cutout (or circuit).

AT - Air Thermal.

COP - Cutout Protection (manual).

NA or A - Automatic.

NB - No Blink.

S - Selected (for specified characteristics).

Numeric codes in table I are, in most instances, manufacturer's codes and cannot be readily interpreted.