Resonant rectifier for piezoelectric sources

Sam Ben-Yaakov, Natan Krihely

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A new rectification scheme is proposed for increasing the available output power of electrical generators that have a high output capacitance. The new rectifier could be useful in increasing the output power of piezoelectric generators (PZG) that convert mechanical vibrations to electrical power. The improvement is achieved by a resonant circuit that self commutates the voltage across the output terminals of the PZG and eliminating thereby the shunting of the output current by the output capacitor.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event20th Annual IEEEApplied Power ElectronicsConference and Exposition, APEC 2005 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 6 Mar 200510 Mar 2005


Conference20th Annual IEEEApplied Power ElectronicsConference and Exposition, APEC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


  • Commutation
  • Diode bridge
  • Dummy
  • Piezoelectric generator
  • Resonant rectifier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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