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Subject: Re: Looking for 6v fluorescent power supply
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Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 18:03:00 GMT
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If the little electronic ballast in these lamps are working right, they
dissipate very little energy. The TO-92 cased transistors that some use
barely or don't get warm at all. I suspect that you are talking about
driving the bulbs at their rated wattage because the small battery operated
lamps under power them.
You might try to find the triphosphor version of the F type lamps you listed
because the standard ones are not very efficient anyway. It may be easier to
design something to power a 7 or 9 watt biax tube because these are more
Consider C or D cell batteries. This is not the job for AAs.
Steve wrote in message
On 14 Dec 2002 11:26:48 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Gabriel)
together some random words that came up with:
>In article ,
> Steve writes:
>> I am looking for several different 6v power supplies that will run the =
>> tubes: F6T5, F8T5, and a 9watt CFL tube (doesn't need to be the same =
>> supply). I
>> want to run the tubes using 4 AA cells.
>There are a number of torches (flashlights) available in UK
>which use these tubes, and if you just want one or two such
>circuits, buying these lights and extracting the control gear
>is probably the easiest option. IME, they are mostly instant
>start and give rather short tube life.
I am looking for a power supply that will give me better tube life and
efficiency then these simple supplies will.
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