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Performance Characterization of Different Configurations of Piezoelectric Raindrop Energy Harvester

  • I. M. Izrin
  • Zuraini DahariEmail author
  • Asrulnizam Abd Manaf
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 547)

Abstract

This paper proposed a study of the performance of various configurations of AC-DC converter in piezoelectric raindrop energy harvester (PREH). The output voltage generator from PREH produced a damping behaviour with variable amplitude AC voltage. To overcome this problem, AC-DC converter is used to produce a steady output voltage. In this study, an individual component in PREH that contributed to the performance of AC-DC converter was investigated. Firstly, the performance of a different type of configurations for Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) piezoelectric in PREH was analysed. Then, the study on different types of diode used in the power converter circuitry was conducted as well as various capacitance value to investigate the output VDC generated. The results demonstrated that a consistent VDC above 1.2 V was observed for the proposed PREH. Hence, PREH system has the potential to be implemented in low power application.

Keywords

AC-DC converter PREH Raindrop energy PVDF 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Bridging Grant, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 304/PELECT/6316125.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. M. Izrin
    • 1
  • Zuraini Dahari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Asrulnizam Abd Manaf
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaNibong, TebalMalaysia

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