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Inverters strike up the backlights

Posted: 16 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:dc-ac inverter? inverter? endicott research group? cold cathode fluorescent lamp? ccfl?

The 10m Class (dc-ac) inverter from Endicott Research Group, with a higher starting voltage for cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs), provides a high-power, low-profile standard solution for lcd backlighting applications in automotives and on the industrial floor.

"The 10m Class is an extension of the concept behind ERG's 8m Class inverter, with a larger transformer that permits higher power and a higher starting voltage," said Bill Abbott, global market strategist for ERG. "It provides a standard product that can meet the specifications of different flat panel assemblies for a variety of operating conditions."

The new inverters can be used to power 1 or 2 lamp CCFLs, either "U" or "L" type. The devices operate over a temperature range of -30C to 85C, providing reliable startup in low temperatures. These inverters provide up to 12W of output power and up to 2,400VRMS starting voltage, and feature integrated input and output connectors.

The data sheet for the 10m123341 model is available at the company's website. Pricing for 10m Class inverters, which measure approximately 4.9-by-0.53-by-0.4 inches, is typically $9.50 each in production quantities, with delivery starting in as little as 4 weeks ARO.

- Vincent Biancomano


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