Development of HID electronic ballast for automotive systems

Ka Wai Eric Cheng, D. H. Wang, B. P. Divakar, Chi Fai Cheung, Suet To, Chow Norbert Cheung, Siu Lau Ho, Wing Bun Lee, P. Dong, T. K. Cheung, K. F. Kwok, W. F. Choi, X. D. Xue, Y. K. Cheng, W. W. Chan

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This paper is to examine different circuit topologies of HID electronic ballasts for the application in automotive systems. The paper examines the practical issues for the implementation of an HID ballast for the automotive environment. Some of the vital practical issues for successful operation of the HID lamp are discussed. Experimental waveforms from the prototype built in the laboratory, under cold and hot re-strike, are presented. The implication of the freeform optics design will also be discussed in the xenon lamp design which is integrated with the whole system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference 2006, PESC'06
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference 2006, PESC'06 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Jun 200622 Jun 2006


Conference37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference 2006, PESC'06
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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