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Microcontroller-Based High-Power-Factor Electronic Ballast to Supply Metal Halide Lamps

Microcontroller-Based High-Power-Factor Electronic Ballast to Supply Metal Halide Lamps,10.1109/TIE.2011.2114318,IEEE Transactions on Industrial Elect

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The analysis, design, and implementation of a microcontroller-based electronic ballast to supply metal halide (MH) lamps are presented. The proposed topology is based on the integration of the buck and flyback converters, the former providing power factor correction and the latter controlling lamp power. The lamp is supplied by a low-frequency square-waveform current, which is a convenient way to avoid acoustic resonances in high-intensity discharge lamps. Both converters operate in discon- tinuous conduction mode, thus allowing the use of only one high- frequency switch and simplifying the control. The electronic ballast is digitally controlled by using a low-cost microcon- troller PIC16F684. The microcontroller performs all the necessary tasks during starting, warming-up, and steady state, includ- ing closed-loop control of lamp current and protections. The closed-loop control takes into account the lamp dynamical im- pedance. Experimental results for a 35-W MH lamp are presented, and the obtained overall efficiency is 90%.
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics - IEEE TRANS IND ELECTRON , vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 1779-1788, 2012
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