Q7.22 (e) Answer the following questions:
Why is choke coil needed in the use of fluorescent tubes with ac mains? Why can we not use an ordinary resistor instead of the choke coil?
We need choke coil in the use of fluorescent tubes with ac mains to reduce the voltage across the tube without wasting much power. If we use simply resistor for this purpose, there will be more power loss, hence we do not prefer it.