Investigation on transient and steady-state characteristics with electronic ballast of automotive HID lamps

Tsorng Juu Liang, Wen Bin Shyu, Chun An Cheng, Chia Ming Chuang, Jiann Fuh Chen

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An electronic ballast for driving automotive HID lamps is presented. The circuit topology is composed of a flyback converter, a full-bridge inverter, and a two-stage step-up igniter. A prototype was developed and tested on a 35W lamp with a 12V input voltage. To avoid acoustic resonance, the full bridge inverter is operated at 400Hz and provides a square-wave voltage source to the lamp. The transient and steady state characteristics of the tested HID lamps are measured and analyzed, and a clarity first-order expression of the lamp model is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1651-1655
Number of pages5
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event2002 IEEE 33rd Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC) - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2002 Jun 232002 Jun 27


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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