Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Powering a micropump

  1. Apr 28, 2014 #1
    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.
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 28, 2014 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member
    2017 Award

    welcome to PF

    a micropump that requires 100V ?

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

  4. Apr 28, 2014 #3
    Thanks, Dave. It is a piezoelectric pump that we created using CAD. I don't have a datasheet for the pump.
  5. Apr 28, 2014 #4


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    What is the application? What are the specs you are trying to achieve with your micropump?
  6. Apr 28, 2014 #5


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    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?
  7. Apr 29, 2014 #6


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Voltage is not power. How many watts? How much current flow do you need at 100V?
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Powering a micropump
  1. Power grids (Replies: 9)