Unipoled disk-type piezoelectric transformers

Philippe Bouchilloux, Kenji Uchino

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Unipoled piezoelectric transformers with different input and output area ratios were fabricated. The electrical properties in terms of voltage step-up ratio, output power, efficiency, and temperature rise were measured at various load resistance. The voltage step-up ratio increased proportionally with load resistance. The relative efficiency showed a maximum value of more than 98% in the transformer, which is 23.6 mm in diameter and 1.0 mm in thickness with input/out electrode area ratio of 0.62. With the driving voltage of 35 Vrms, the 8.1 W output power was obtained in the transformer with an input/output electrodes area ratio of 6.47. In such conditions, the temperature rise was only 15°C from room temperature. This transformer, which has approximately ten times higher power density than a rectangular Rosen-type piezoelectric transformer, was successfully applied to operate an 8 W compact fluorescent lamp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1446-1450
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number3 A
StatePublished - Mar 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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