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Power Supply Projects by Maplin

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3

Inverters

Publisher Summary

This chapter discusses 12 V/230 V inverter. The 230 V a.c. output from the inverter and the high voltages present inside the inverter are potentially lethal and must be treated with the same respect as mains voltage. Every possible precaution must be taken to prevent the possibility of electric shock. As this unit does not provide any connection to the earth pin of the trailing socket, it must be used only with Class II double insulated equipment. The chapter also provides an overview of 8 W 12 V fluorescent tube driver. Fluorescent lights have many advantages over incandescent lamps when used out of doors especially when limited power resources are available. Heat output is very low, reducing the risk of fire—especially ...

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