This was the crap that was inside my Sadelite desk lamp. Upon start up, lamps would do nothing for about 2 seconds,
and then they'd fire up after random partial brightness. I... honestly don't know what to call this thing.
I don't know if it's Rapid Start, didn't seem to be Programmed Start, ... it doesn't say.
The sun was shining when I uninstalled this crap.
As of now, I do not intend to throw it away because who knows... maybe I'm wrong and it isn't crap.
But all I know is, unlike most electronic ballasts we all know of, there is no label or printing
identifying what kind of ballast this one is.
All it says is: "Compucharge INC. Compu-ballast rev.f Made in Canada Copyright 1995"
"U.S Patent 5117158." No Amp numbers, power factor info, etc.