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Rana M.,International Islamic University Malaysia | Kabir A.,Rashahi | Rafi Md.,Rashahi | Mrazib M.,International Islamic University Malaysia | And 2 more authors.
Electronics Letters | Year: 2016

A potential approach for designing and fabricating igniter for compact fluorescent lamp is introduced using high-voltage DC (HVDC) source which is controlled by gate pulse obtained from TRIAC-based firing circuit. The Cockroft-Walton voltage multiplier circuit is used to design HVDC (2 kV) sourc e where i ni ti al ly opti ma l rati ng of c apac it anc e f or each stage was considered based on experimental analysis. This design was further simulated by Multisim 11 and characterised experimentally. The response obtained by this method reveals that the HVDC source is able to ignite the fluorescence lamp potentially than the conventional available ignition processes. The major advantages of using HVDC are lower power to ignite fluore sc enc e l amp, longer li fe and cost ef fe ct ive. © 2016 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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