Lighting, Ballast Controllers

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Lighting, Ballast Controllers category on DigiKey.com

Products in this family are used to implement control and regulation functions necessary or useful for the operation of non-LED lighting agents such as fluorescent, electroluminescent, and HID lamps. The specific function set incorporated into a given device varies with the intended use, and available products may or may not incorporate resources for direct manipulation of the power supplied to the driven load.


SelectionCharacteristics

Type: Indicates the style and configuration of the device.

Frequency: Indicates the operating frequency range of the device.

Voltage - Supply: Typically represented by a range, this indicates the low and high voltage limits that one can expect in standard operation. Voltages outside this range may damage the device and other system components.

Current - Supply: This represents the maximum current to which a device will meet its given specifications. Exceeding this current may damage the device and/or other system components.

Current - Output Source/Sink: The maximum amount of current that can be output by the device. If two figures are given, the first is the current output when the device is sourcing current, while the second is the current output when the device is sinking current.

Dimming: Indicates if a device includes provisions for varying the electrical output delivered to a load in an end application. May also describe the means by which a desired output set point is communicated to a device.

Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.

Mounting Type: Indicates how the device is attached.

Package / Case: Indicates the type of protective case used on an electronic component to allow easy handling, installation, and protection. This selection was determined to be the closest industry standard applicable to the supplier device packaging. Typically it is best to check the actual dimensions from the datasheet rather than depend on this terminology when designing your circuit.

Supplier Device Package: This is what the manufacturer calls the package of this device. They are manufacturer specific. It is typically best to use the actual dimensions from the datasheets rather than to go by this terminology when designing your circuit.

ProductExamples

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MFR PART # MAX14521EETG+
DIGI-KEY PART # MAX14521EETG±ND
MANUFACTURER Analog Devices Inc./Maxim Integrated
DESCRIPTION EL Lamp Driver Controller 400Hz Yes 24-TQFN (4x4)
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # IR2156STRPBF
DIGI-KEY PART # IR2156SPBFTR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER Infineon Technologies
DESCRIPTION Ballast Controller Controller 36kHz ~ 44kHz No 14-SOIC
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # MIC4827YMM
DIGI-KEY PART # 576-1803-5-ND
MANUFACTURER Microchip Technology
DESCRIPTION EL Lamp Driver Controller 60Hz ~ 1kHz No 8-MSOP
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # L6574
DIGI-KEY PART # 497-7252-5-ND
MANUFACTURER STMicroelectronics
DESCRIPTION CFL/TL Controller Controller 60kHz ~ 120kHz Yes 16-DIP
DATASHEET Click Here

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