35m suffix for Phillips Advance ballast

I'm looking for a IUV2S36M2LD ballast. It's super hard to find stock. The sheet for the bulb I have says to use that ballast. I have found a picture of that ballast and it does not list the bulb on it, but I believe the chart I am looking at is correct. So anyway, I have found a "replacement for advance IUV2S36M2LD35M" does anyone know what the difference is between the base and the one with the 35m suffix? Think it will work ok?
 

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In the page at bulbs.com below they show an SKU of IUV2S36M2LD35M with
the UPC (Universal Product Code) of 781087045077.
Their picture of the front of the ballast does not have the 35M, but this picture does have the same UPC that's shown on top of the bulbs.com page for ordering the unit.
I supect they may have added the "35M" to meet some requirement that the distributors have for their SKU's, but it would be good to confirm what the real story is.
You might call the number shown on the ballast to get technical info to check if the 35M has any meaning: 1-800-372-3331. Bulbs.com says to expect an answer to a question within 48 hours, so that doesn't sound like a very encouraging avenue to pursue.

 
In the page at bulbs.com below they show an SKU of IUV2S36M2LD35M with
the UPC (Universal Product Code) of 781087045077.
Their picture of the front of the ballast does not have the 35M, but this picture does have the same UPC that's shown on top of the bulbs.com page for ordering the unit.
I supect they may have added the "35M" to meet some requirement that the distributors have for their SKU's, but it would be good to confirm what the real story is.
You might call the number shown on the ballast to get technical info to check if the 35M has any meaning: 1-800-372-3331. Bulbs.com says to expect an answer to a question within 48 hours, so that doesn't sound like a very encouraging avenue to pursue.

Thanks a lot. Yeah I've been digging trying to find there is a difference. Reason I'm so hesitant is this 35m replacement is like $170 and they need 12 of them. Somehow this got put on me and they are "awaiting confirmation" that that will work 😒
 
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