# Powering a micropump

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 P: 4 Hello All, I am trying to figure out how to power a micropump system that requires 100 volts. I looked at some current micro batteries, and their voltages range between 2 - 4 volts. I am confused on how to provide enough power. Do I just use several batteries in series or use a voltage multiplier or both? Is there a more efficient way to power this type of device? The system I am trying to create is similar in dimension to a pacemaker.
 Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 2,593 hi welcome to PF a micropump that requires 100V ? have you go a link to the datasheet for your particular pump ? cheers Dave
 P: 4 Thanks, Dave. It is a piezoelectric pump that we created using CAD. I don't have a datasheet for the pump.
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Powering a micropump

 Quote by pekpek Hello All, I am trying to figure out how to power a micropump system that requires 100 volts. I looked at some current micro batteries, and their voltages range between 2 - 4 volts. I am confused on how to provide enough power. Do I just use several batteries in series or use a voltage multiplier or both? Is there a more efficient way to power this type of device? The system I am trying to create is similar in dimension to a pacemaker.
 Quote by pekpek Thanks, Dave. It is a piezoelectric pump that we created using CAD. I don't have a datasheet for the pump.
What is the application? What are the specs you are trying to achieve with your micropump?
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 Quote by pekpek Thanks, Dave. It is a piezoelectric pump that we created using CAD. I don't have a datasheet for the pump.
Then how did you arrive at the requirement of 100V?

Edit; wait, did you pick/calculate it yourself based on the amount you want your material to deflect?
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 Quote by pekpek I am confused on how to provide enough power.
Voltage is not power. How many watts? How much current flow do you need at 100V?

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