Getting more from fluorescent lamps through resonant converters

J.L. Duarte, J.A.A. Wijntjens, J. Rozenboom

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Abstract

It is pointed out that high-frequency resonant power converters make it possible to exploit tabular fluorescent lamps without electrodes. The authors outline a simple approach that puts this situation into perspective in the case of capacitively coupled lamps. A Class-E inverter which is suitable for the electrodeless operation is also described. Experimental results from a 16 W converter breadboard with the proposed circuit topology using 2.65 MHz and 13.56 MHz switching frequencies are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1992 International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control, Instrumentation, and Automation, 1992, San Diego, CA, 9-13 Nov 1992
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages560-563
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0-7803-0582-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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