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Related to voltage multiplier: Voltage doubler
voltage multiplier[′vōl·tij ‚məl·tə‚plī·ər]
A rectifier circuit capable of supplying a direct-current output voltage that is two or more times the peak value of the alternating-current voltage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
voltage multiplierAn electronic circuit that converts AC to DC and multiplies the source voltage. Using capacitor/diode pairs, the capacitor stores the source voltage like a charge pump, and the diode rectifies it. The output voltage is roughly the input voltage times the number of capacitor/diode pairs; for example, a voltage doubler uses two capacitor/diode pairs. A voltage tripler uses three pairs. See charge pump and rectifier.
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