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Chinese Journal of Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 948586, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/948586
Research Article

Development of a New Cascade Voltage-Doubler for Voltage Multiplication

Centre for Advance Power and Energy Research (CAPER), Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 28 October 2013; Accepted 31 December 2013; Published 11 February 2014

Academic Editors: H. Hu and S. Wang

Copyright © 2014 Arash Toudeshki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

For more than eight decades, cascade voltage-doubler circuits are used as a method to produce DC output voltage higher than the input voltage. In this paper, the topological developments of cascade voltage-doublers are reviewed. A new circuit configuration for cascade voltage-doubler is presented. This circuit can produce a higher value of the DC output voltage and better output quality compared to the conventional cascade voltage-doubler circuits, with the same number of stages.