MHz electronic ballast for automotive-type HID lamps

Michael Gulko, Sam Ben-Yaakov

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The compatibility of the Current Sourcing Push Pull Resonant Inverter (CS-PPRI) with the driving requirements of HID lamps designated for automotive headlight applications was investigated theoretically, by simulation and experimentally. The study reveals that a based ballast (CS-PPRI) complies with the automotive requirement of very fast warm up. The experimental ballast was run under Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) at a nominal switching frequency of 1.29 MHz while the pre-ignition switching frequency was 124 KHz. Warm up time to 80% after cold ignition was about 10 seconds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, PESC. Part 1 (of 2) - St.Louis, CA, USA
Duration: 23 Jun 199726 Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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