12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver

12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver
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A number of people have been unable to find the transformer needed for the Black Light project, so I looked around to see if I could find a fluorescent lamp driver that does not require any special components. I finally found one in Electronics Now. Here it is. It uses a normal 120 to 6V stepdown transformer in reverse to step 12V to about 350V to drive a lamp without the need to warm the filaments.

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Flash Slave Trigger. IR Remote Extender http://www. LED Chaser. Wire. LED Thermometer. Q1 must be installed on a heat sink. 3. 2.12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Part Total Qty. LASER Transmitter/Receiver. Related Circuits 3 Channel Spectrum Analyzer. Electronic Dice. IR Remote Jammer.7K 1/4W Resistor IRF510 MOSFET TLC555 Timer IC 6V 300mA Transformer 4W Fluorescent Lamp Board.aaroncake. A 240V to 10V transformer will work better then the one in the parts list. Adjustable Strobe Light. The problem is that they are hard to find. Heatsink For Q1 Substitutions LAMP 1 MISC 1 Notes 1. Light/Dark Detector. 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver. Simple Colour Organ.C3 2 Description 100uf 25V Electrolytic Capacitor 0. This circuit can give a nasty (but not too dangerous) shock. Infa-Red Remote Control. Be careful around the output leads. C1 C4 R1 R2 Q1 U1 T1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 C2.01uf 1KV Ceramic Disc Capacitor 1K 1/4W Resistor 2. TRIAC Light Dimmer.net/CIRCUITS/flampdrv. LED Metronome. Black Light. Colour (Sound) Organ. Strobe Light. Fantastic Atom Expander. 40W Fluorescent Lamp Inverter. IR Remote Switch.01uf 25V Ceramic Disc Capacitor 0.asp (2 of 4)11/08/2010 14:28:48 .

.. 2009 11:18:53 AM Sunday.. 2009 12:52:17 AM Hey....do it at your own risk..6V 300mA Transformer........ this is to buff up the waveform output and proved proper power so that it can hand. 2010 4:51:24 AM What does mean of T1.you will fry the mosfet in secounds if you fuck up something here. 2010 9:22:03 AM http://www. you guys wana be electronic geniouses.you guys are just so so so stupid.net/CIRCUITS/flampdrv. May 17. anonymous 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Friday.e up to 30 amps.you will get a deadly 240Volts output on the transformer. then use a couple of NPN transistors. March 13..12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Comments Add A Comment Sagar 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Wednesday.and this was from a cell phone batteries. i used 2N3055.. you could also use 2N2955.ya just have to connect the transformer to accept the amplified waveform (very powerfull) to the secoundary of the transformer.just have to flip a few components around.and then you could use a heavy duty transformer.00§Ù but did with lower resistances. i have 8w 56Volt 145 ma neon.... ya all know the old trick of using CD4047 with just a RC circuit to set it to oscilate. this circuit i good for this one??? Otherwise how can modify this circuit for my neon??? Thanks hamed Johnny 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Saturday.preferably Power transistors.well grow up guys.its just so so so damn awesome. July 18..... that circuit is all wrong. anonymous 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Tuesday..aaroncake...Can you provide in detail. March 20...say you have a 240 to 12v 6 amps step down transformer. i also use old car ignition coils to run a 40W Fluro light from just a 5 Volt source for more than 2 hours......asp (3 of 4)11/08/2010 14:28:48 . Engineer if you are really smart enough.Also what about one end of both fillament both are open anonymous can I skip C4?? Carmelo 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver for 8w neon Friday..in this case we will say the 12 volt side. July 21. Why don't you upload your design here so we can all see what you are talking about.once powered up.... 2009 7:35:44 AM hi i cant use this map!this lampp is 4 w or 40w ?? tanks The transistor did not get hot when I put a transformer on this curcuit with a primary resistance of >3... May 05... 2009 4:19:12 AM oh guys.. 2009 6:29:29 PM 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Saturday.cmon man. April 06. Engineer 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Monday. 2009 3:39:33 PM Hi. September 25..learn electronics first.

I connected a 0.12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver I built a modified version of this circuit with great results. i'll wait for your answer The last 10 comments are currently shown.Back Forward -> Remote Mail Me Search Back To Circuits Page | Mail Me | Search http://www. 2009 9:07:31 PM i think 12vdc is good but in our place i dont know if the components are available hey i saw your 12vdc fluorescent lamp driver the design was good but can i change the transformer that you gave in that into 200 mA would lamp driver will still function. Add A Comment <. January 28. With the two remaining pins at each end of the lamp. I omitted C4 and connected one pin at each end of the lamp directly to the transformer.2A transformer and a 6W lamp.net/CIRCUITS/flampdrv. March 09. I used a 6V 1. uses approximately 650mA of current.asp (4 of 4)11/08/2010 14:28:48 . 2009 9:08:33 PM Wednesday.aaroncake. Works great! russell jayson 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver 12VDC Fluorescent Lamp Driver Monday. Ample light output. At 12V. I changed R1 to 270 ohms to acquire approximately 50% duty cycle and a slightly higher frequency coming out of the 555 Timer IC. Show All Comments. This heats the lamp filaments and permits this larger lamp to ionize plus avoids the blackening at the lamp ends.001uF 1KV ceramic capacitor between them.