Transition mode stacked buck converter for HID lamps

D.H.J. van Casteren, M.A.M. Hendrix, J.L. Duarte

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Abstract—This paper presents a cost-effective electronic lamp driver design for high-intensity discharge (HID) burners based on a stacked buck converter topology. The circuit is operated in zerovoltage switching mode to improve the efficiency, and thereby, enable miniaturization. Among the several possible low-frequencysquare- wave topologies, the proposed synchronous stacked buck converter, combined with a boost converter stage operating as power factor corrector, provides a two-stage HID lamp driver with excellent performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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