How can i light a fluorescent bulb with battery?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by sensor, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. sensor

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    How can i light a fluorescent bulb with battery?
    Which type of battery do i need?
    Which battery do i need?
    Do i need a converter/transformer?
    Do i need inverter to do DC to AC current?

    How much voltage or current do i need to light that bulb?

    That bulb is with 16Watt (Wallet current 220V)
    The bulb looks like this:

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  2. THE_RB

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    Why that bulb in particular? Why not just get a small 5" or 10" tube type fluoro and use a DC->fluoro inverter module?

    To run the bulb you have shown needs 220v AC (although it will probably run from 300v DC too).
     
  3. sensor

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    Can you post the screenshot of that DC->fluoro inverter module?
     
  4. Audioguru

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    They make a compact fluorescent light bulb that looks like what you showed. It runs from 12VDC. The inverter is built inside.
     
  5. THE_RB

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    I'm not going to google screenshots for you, but I have seen plenty of small modules to light fluoro bar tubes from 12vDC.

    Google for "12v fluoro tube inverter module". :)
     
  6. absf

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