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A dynamic conductance model of fluorescent lamp for electronic ballast design simulation

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4 Author(s)
Ka Hong Loo ; Dept. of Electron. & Electr. Eng., Univ. of Sheffield, UK ; Stone, D.A. ; Tozer, R.C. ; Devonshire, R.

A Spice-compatible dynamic conductance model of a fluorescent lamp for use in electronic ballast simulation is presented. The time-dependent conductance of the fluorescent lamp is derived from a plasma ionization balance equation that uses simplified descriptions of the physical processes within the lamp as its basis. The model has been designed to enable user-defined lamp radius, length, buffer gas pressure and cold-spot temperature as input parameters thus representing a valuable tool for ballast simulations. Simulation results are compared to experimental measurements and satisfactory agreement is achieved.

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Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 2005

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