low voltage DC Inverters for fluorescent lamps

Posted on Apr 9, 2012

This is a collection of non-intelligent (at least for now) inverter circuits for operating fluorescent or other similar devices from low voltage DC power sources. These designs - mostly obtained by reverse engineering commercial camping lanterns, power inverters, and the like - are all very basic circuits which use simple oscillators, easy to obtain or construct transformers, and common power semiconductors. These designs can easily be modified for other purposes such as powering photoflash or signal strobes and HeNe lasers.

This circuit can be used to power a small strobe or fluorescent lamp. It will generate over 400 VDC from a 12 VDC, 2.5 A power supply or an auto or marine battery. While size, weight, and efficiency are nothing to write home about - in fact, they are

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