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Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 705–710 | Cite as

Piezoelectric ceramic sensor (PZT) applied to electric current measurements

  • M. Henrique B. Júnior
  • Amarilton L. Magalhães
  • Agliberto M. Bastos
  • A. Jefferson M. Sales
  • Daniel X. Gouveia
  • Alexei A. Kamshilin
  • Alisson da C. Ferreira
  • Glendo de F. GuimarãesEmail author
  • A. Sergio B. Sombra
  • J. Wally M. Menezes
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Abstract

This work presents an experimental current measurement set based on a Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) ceramic for AC (60 Hz) current measurement. The proposed device is built using a PZT rectangular plate ceramic with one fixed end. A permanent magnet is mounted to the other end of the plate. The interaction between a magnetic field (B) and the device creates a mechanical vibration. Due to the piezoelectric effect, a voltage is presented at the output terminals of the device. This output is proportional to the magnitude of the current flowing in the wire. We present experimental results of the AC 60 Hz current measurement on the 15–110 A. The good sensitivity of the device (approximately 20 mV/A) for a distance of 1.5 cm between device and the magnetic B-field source must be highlighted.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Henrique B. Júnior
    • 1
    • 2
  • Amarilton L. Magalhães
    • 2
  • Agliberto M. Bastos
    • 3
  • A. Jefferson M. Sales
    • 2
  • Daniel X. Gouveia
    • 3
    • 4
  • Alexei A. Kamshilin
    • 5
  • Alisson da C. Ferreira
    • 3
    • 4
  • Glendo de F. Guimarães
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • A. Sergio B. Sombra
    • 3
    • 6
  • J. Wally M. Menezes
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Telemática, Instituto Federal de EducacãoCiência e Tecnologia do Ceará-IFCEFortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia de Teleinformática, Programa de Pós Graduação em Eng TeleinformáticaUniversidade Federal do CearáFortalezaBrazil
  3. 3.Laboratório de Telecomunicações e Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais LOCEM, Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do CearáFortalezaBrazil
  4. 4.Laboratório de Fotônica, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de TelecomunicaçõesInstituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do CearáFortalezaBrazil
  5. 5.Department of Applied PhysicsUniversity of Eastern FinlandKuopioFinland
  6. 6.Departamento de FisicaUniversidade Federal do CearaFortalezaBrazil

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