Global patent index - EP 1047285 A2

EP 1047285 A2 2000-10-25 - Fluorescent lamp ballast combined with electronic starter and resonant capacitor for reducing input current

Title (en)

Fluorescent lamp ballast combined with electronic starter and resonant capacitor for reducing input current

Title (de)

Vorschaltgerät für eine Leuchtstofflampe, mit elektronischer Startschaltung und Resonanzkondensator zum Senken des Eingangstroms

Title (fr)

Ballast pour lampe fluorescente, avec starter électronique et condensateur de résonance pour réduire le courant d'entrée

Publication

EP 1047285 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00870081 A

Priority

PH 11999000897 A

Abstract (en)

A power supply circuit has two filaments (F1,F2). A ballast has two coils (L1,L2), the first connected between one power input pole (A1) and a distribution line (DL1) connecting the coil to the first filament. One coil pole of the second coil is connected to the distribution line. A series connected capacitor and bi-directional AC switch are connected between the second coil pole of the second coil and a second distribution line (DL2) connecting it to the second filament.

1. An electronic power supply circuit provided for supplying electric power to a fluorescent lamp having a first (F1) and a second (F2) filament, said circuit comprising a ballast having a first and a second coil, said first coil being connected between a first power input pole of said circuit and a first distribution line connecting said first coil to a first connection point for said first filament said ballast comprises a second coil having a first coil pole connected to said first distribution line and wherein a series connection of a capacitor and a bi-directional AC switch is connected between a second coil pole of said second coil and a second distribution line connecting a second power input pole of said circuit to a second connection point for said second connection filament. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H05B 41/04; H05B 41/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H05B 41/04 (2006.01); H05B 41/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H05B 41/18 (2013.01); H05B 41/046 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1047285 A2 20001025; EP 1047285 A3 20030102; CA 2300351 A1 20001021; CN 2420813 Y 20010221; SG 85170 A1 20011219; TW 469755 B 20011221

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