Resonant rectifier for piezoelectric sources

Sam Ben-Yaakov, Natan Krihely

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Abstract

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
Pages249-253
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event20th Annual IEEEApplied Power ElectronicsConference and Exposition, APEC 2005 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 6 Mar 200510 Mar 2005

Conference

Conference20th Annual IEEEApplied Power ElectronicsConference and Exposition, APEC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period6/03/0510/03/05

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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