1994 Volume 78 Issue 10 Pages 527-536
In the operating circuits of high pressure mercury arc lamps of various ratings, the voltage and current characteristics of the lamps exhibit some analogous properties inherent in their respective characteristics pairs.
In this paper, we first replace the lamp, treated as a circuit element by a equivalent conductance. Then, based on the model constants of the equivalent conductance of the lamp's operating circuit having specified ratings, we obtain from the analogous properties of the lamp's voltage and current characteristics the corresponding model constants of the equivalent conductance for the lamp in operating circuits having various other ratings. This makes possible waveform analysis of the voltage and current characteristics of each circuit element by simulation, which is described in this paper.