Generic operational characteristics of piezoelectric transformers

Gregory Ivensky, Isaac Zafrany, Shmuel Sam Ben-Yaakov

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The universal attributes of piezoelectric transformers (PT) were derived by an approximate analysis that yielded closed form equations relating the normalized load resistance to the voltage gain, output power per unit and efficiency. Based on the results of the study, a calculation procedure is developed for specifying a PT for any given application and is demonstrated by considering the design of a fluorescent lamp driver. It is suggested that the closed form formulas, developed in this study, could be invaluable when studying, specifying and designing practical PTs applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1057
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2002


  • Approximate methods
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Modeling
  • Piezoelectric transformers
  • Resonant power conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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