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Medium voltage range energy harvester application using boost converter

Arfah, Nurul and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Khan, Sheroz and Azman, Amelia Wong (2015) Medium voltage range energy harvester application using boost converter. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (21). pp. 9744-9747. ISSN 1819-6608

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Energy obtained from the surrounding is usually very low and scarce. Such energy can be found from the vibration, solar and heat to name few. Often this energy is less than 1.5 V. Based on this motivation, DC-DC boost converter circuit is choose and design to convert low energy to sufficient amount to be used in normal circuit device and system application. This paper introduces a medium range output voltage using conventional DC-DC boost converter for low input supply range. Simulation has been done and compared with the experiment results. The purpose of this paper is to show the possibility of conversion very low energy to up to 50 V and to discuss a brief operation involved. A linear 4 V to 49 V output voltage trend was obtained from the experiment, under low switching frequency, 2 kHz. The targeted input used in this paper is between 0.1 V to 1.5 V suitable for energy harvesting purpose.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4575/46233
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr AHM Zahirul Alam
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 15:35
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 12:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46233

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