Inrush related problems caused by lamps with electronic drivers and their mitigation

V. Cuk, J.F.G. Cobben, W.L. Kling

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Abstract

New types of appliances sometimes bring unexpected power quality problems. On several locations it was reported that energy-saving lamps cause random false tripping of circuit breakers. In all of these cases these lamps had electronic drivers. An investigation of this phenomenon is presented in the paper. Laboratory measurements were done on several types of LED and gas-discharge lamps to obtain their inrush characteristics. Some lamps are found not to cause the problem even in large numbers, while other lamps show the ability to cause a false trip even in small numbers. Different solutions to the problem are considered. One of the proposed solutions is mitigation trough an external device, and a prototype of such a device was built and tested in the laboratory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, 14-16 July 2011, Corfu, Greece
EditorsN. Mastorakis, V. Mladenov, Z. Bojkovic
Place of PublicationS.l.
PublisherWSEAS PRESS
Pages321-327
ISBN (Print)978-1-61804-023-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Eventconference; 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems; 2011-07-14; 2011-07-16 -
Duration: 14 Jul 201116 Jul 2011

Conference

Conferenceconference; 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems; 2011-07-14; 2011-07-16
Period14/07/1116/07/11
Other15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems

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Electric lamps
Discharge lamps
Electric circuit breakers
Power quality
Light emitting diodes
Energy conservation

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Cuk, V., Cobben, J. F. G., & Kling, W. L. (2011). Inrush related problems caused by lamps with electronic drivers and their mitigation. In N. Mastorakis, V. Mladenov, & Z. Bojkovic (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, 14-16 July 2011, Corfu, Greece (pp. 321-327). S.l.: WSEAS PRESS.
Cuk, V. ; Cobben, J.F.G. ; Kling, W.L. / Inrush related problems caused by lamps with electronic drivers and their mitigation. Proceedings of the 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, 14-16 July 2011, Corfu, Greece. editor / N. Mastorakis ; V. Mladenov ; Z. Bojkovic. S.l. : WSEAS PRESS, 2011. pp. 321-327
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Cuk, V, Cobben, JFG & Kling, WL 2011, Inrush related problems caused by lamps with electronic drivers and their mitigation. in N Mastorakis, V Mladenov & Z Bojkovic (eds), Proceedings of the 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, 14-16 July 2011, Corfu, Greece. WSEAS PRESS, S.l., pp. 321-327, conference; 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems; 2011-07-14; 2011-07-16, 14/07/11.

Inrush related problems caused by lamps with electronic drivers and their mitigation. / Cuk, V.; Cobben, J.F.G.; Kling, W.L.

Proceedings of the 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, 14-16 July 2011, Corfu, Greece. ed. / N. Mastorakis; V. Mladenov; Z. Bojkovic. S.l. : WSEAS PRESS, 2011. p. 321-327.

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Cuk V, Cobben JFG, Kling WL. Inrush related problems caused by lamps with electronic drivers and their mitigation. In Mastorakis N, Mladenov V, Bojkovic Z, editors, Proceedings of the 15th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, 14-16 July 2011, Corfu, Greece. S.l.: WSEAS PRESS. 2011. p. 321-327