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Transition Mode Stacked Buck Converter for HID Lamps

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3 Author(s)
van Casteren, D.H.J. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Tech. Univ. of Eindhoven, Eindhoven ; Hendrix, M.A.M. ; Duarte, J.L.

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 zero-voltage switching mode to improve the efficiency, and thereby, enable miniaturization. Among the several possible low-frequency-square-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.

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 1 )