Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Elétrica
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
DESENVOLVIMENTO DE METODOLOGIA DO PROJETO
DO REATOR ELETRÔNICO AUTO-OSCILANTE
COM ENTRADA UNIVERSAL
DEVELOPMENT OF METHODOLOGY OF SELF-OSCILLATING
ELECTRONIC BALLAST DESIGN WITH
AUTHOR: JULIANO DE PELEGRINI LOPES
ADVISOR: ÁLYSSON RANIERE SEIDEL
Place and date: Santa Maria, January 14th, 2010.
This work presents the design and analysis of an electronic system with universal
input to supply a fluorescent lamp. The system includes a self-oscillating electronic ballast
and an additional circuit which allows keeping the nominal lamp power although a variation
of the input voltage. The electronic ballast design comprises some steps: resonant filter
design, self-oscillating gate driver design, additional circuit design and stability test. The
electronic ballast is represented as a nonlinear control system in order to achieve a feasible
design methodology. Moreover, the system must be analyzed considering the describing
function method and the extended Nyquist stability criterion. The proposed electronic ballast
must maintain the main characteristics of the traditional self-oscillating electronic ballast.
Besides that, the additional circuit has a small number of components and it allows the input
voltage full range with automatic selection of the switching frequency. The design, simulation
and experimental results of the prototype are presented.