DC Pollution of AC Mains due to modern compact fluorescent light lamps and LED lamps

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    Modern so-called energy efficient equipment often draw current only during a very short period of the period of a power supply mains. This is causing unwanted non-sinusoidal and harmonic currents. In some cases even a single diode is used for rectification causing direct current (DC) in the mains supply. To reduce dissipation the semiconductor components switch very fast, which is causing interference, especially in medium- and high-frequency communication systems. The pollution in the mains supply due to energy efficient LED and compact florescent lamps is shown and discussed.
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    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4979-6
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2013
    EventEMC Europe 2013: International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Brugge, Belgium
    Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    ConferenceEMC Europe 2013


    • EWI-23655
    • IR-87166
    • METIS-297815

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