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Powering a micropump

by pekpek
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pekpek
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Apr28-14, 12:10 AM
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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.
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Apr28-14, 12:48 AM
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a micropump that requires 100V ?

have you go a link to the datasheet for your particular pump ?

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Dave
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Apr28-14, 01:02 AM
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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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Apr28-14, 10:22 AM
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Powering a micropump

Quote Quote by pekpek View Post
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 Quote by pekpek View Post
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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Apr28-14, 11:32 AM
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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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Apr29-14, 02:41 AM
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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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