Self-oscillating electronic discharge lamp ballast with dimming control
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Lee, Fred C.
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A simplified electronic ballast for a discharge lamp which provides dimming by control of inverter frequency through modulation of magnetizing current in a transformer such that the switching frequency is made substantially independent of the load presented. The principle of frequency control in a manner independent of the load is extendable to other types of loads and power supplies and converters to regulate power coupled to the load. Clamping capacitors are used to replace other clamping circuits in order to allow current injection to be controlled by a simple variable voltage while frequency control by current injection provides enhanced circuit performance.
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