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Winding strategy in igniter transformers to minimise series inductance effects in HID lamps operation

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5 Author(s)
Garcia, J.G. ; Ind. Electron. Group, Univ. of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain ; Cardesin, J. ; Martin, J.A. ; Dalla-Costa, M.A.
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If high intensity discharge (HID) lamps are operated with non-resonant inverters, the preferred ignition method consists of an igniter in series with the lamp. This igniter usually includes an inductor, because of the secondary winding of a step-up transformer. This series inductance could have undesirable effects on steady state lamp operation. Presented is a HID lamps series igniter, with negligible effect in lamp steady state waveforms. A prototype has been built and tested, and experimental results are shown.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 11 )