- Jan 1, 1970
try the zetex site, they have some application notes on flouroI need help in locating a design for an efficent battery powered inverter to
power an 8 watt fluorecent ring light.
This ring light is my viewing light source (ac operated) on my stereo
microscope, and I am beginning to use it more and more to take digital
photos also. I need to be portable on this, though, so have removed the AC
cord and supply.
I have tried a few inverters from 8 and 9 watt portable work lights and a
battery operated closet light, and they are not too bad (at least they are
simple), but I think they all are under powering the light somewhat. They
all run on 12 volts. I do not know what frequency they operate on.
What I need it a good small battery powered inverter that will efficiently
light this bulb, and preferably run on 6 volts or so. The use is
intermittent; a few minutes at a time. Not knowing a lot about fluorescent
lights, I don't know if you can damage the bulb by overpowering it a little,
but understand that underpowering it will turn the ends black.
Can anyone lead me to a design or maybe a kit to do the job?
inverters. Hope you like winding coils!