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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.
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2014 #2

    davenn

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    hi
    welcome to PF

    a micropump that requires 100V ?

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

    cheers
    Dave
     
  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

    berkeman

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

    russ_watters

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    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

    Baluncore

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    Voltage is not power. How many watts? How much current flow do you need at 100V?
     
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