Stabilisation of the discharge

  • Th. Hehenkamp
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Abstract

It has already been shown in Chapter 4 that gas-discharge lamps have a negative voltage-current characteristic; as a consequence the lamp current is not limited if the lamp is connected directly to a constant voltage supply source. It is therefore necessary to connect an impedance in series with the lamp, in order to restrict the current to the desired value.

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Notes

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© N.V. Philips’ Gloeilampenfabrieken, Eindhoven 1971

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