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Clamping Circuits

  1. Nov 17, 2007 #1
    I have a negative clamper with a simple capacitor and a single diode. This circuit clamps the Sinusoidal wave (2V- peak to peak) to the negative peaks and makes the output (0 to 4V) ..
    My question is how do i make the output signal 8V using the same input and more or less the same circuit.. my teacher says its possible.. I cant get how..
    Help Me! :)
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  3. Nov 17, 2007 #2


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    Mayb a voltage doubler? A simple one requires a capacitor and diode which is more or less the components you have available.
    http://www.play-hookey.com/ac_theory/ps_v_multipliers.html [Broken]
    http://www.kettering.edu/~bguru/DIODE/Diode-10.pdf [Broken] (PDF file)
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  4. Nov 17, 2007 #3
    i dont' know.. seems okay. will ask the teacher. i need an output 4 times the input. clamper increases the average value of a sinusoidal input from 0 to V.. i need it raise to 2V
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