Examination of the power conditioning driving circuit for automotive HID lamp

B. P. Divakar, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, D. H. Wang, P. Dong

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Abstract

HID lamps are known for their unique ability to produce almost white light and high lumen/watt ratio as compared to halogen lamps. The high efficacy of the HID lamp coupled with power electronic circuits has made the application of the HID lamp in automobiles possible. A new circuit in which the voltage doubler is fed by the inverter side is presented and compared with the usual method of igniting the lamp. A brief review of various power conditioning circuits for the HID ballast is also presented. The aim of this preliminary report is to gain a first hand experience in designing the HID ballast using the commercially available control chip UCC 2305 with a view to developing a cost effective control circuits. The experimental results obtained from the prototypes are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management (APSCOM 2006)
Edition523 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event7th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, APSCOM 2006 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Oct 20062 Nov 2006

Conference

Conference7th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, APSCOM 2006
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period30/10/062/11/06

Keywords

  • Converter
  • HID lamp
  • Igniter
  • Inverter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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