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Design and experimental results of an Input-Current-Shaper based electronic ballast

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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  • Design
  • Musicology


This paper presents some design issues and experimental results regarding the use of the input current shaper (ICS) technique to implement high power factor electronic ballasts. The ICS is placed between main rectifier and bulk capacitor to increase the conduction angle of the main rectifier diodes up to a minimum value to obtain low current harmonics injected to the mains. Two possibilities to implement ICS-based ballast are considered in this paper: the forward-based ICS and the flyback-based ICS. Experimental results obtained from two 40-W fluorescent lamp ballasts are also presented

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