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Rectifier-free Piezoelectric Energy Harverster And Battery Charger

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A circuit for harvesting electrical energy from a piezoelectric source and for storing the electrical energy in a battery includes an inductor that is configured to store electrical energy. A diode bridge-free switching network is configured to: direct electrical energy from the piezoelectric source to the inductor during a first portion of a piezoelectric charge generating cycle; and direct electrical energy from the inductor to the battery during a second portion of the piezoelectric charge generating cycle.
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2/5/2013
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