Comparison Study between Four Poles and Two Poles Magnets Structure in the Hybrid Vibration Energy Harvester

Ab Rahman, Mohd Fauzi and Kok, Swee Leong (2013) Comparison Study between Four Poles and Two Poles Magnets Structure in the Hybrid Vibration Energy Harvester. In: SCOReD 2013, 16 - 17 December 2013, Putrajaya.


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Vibration energy harvester is receiving considerably amount of interest for the past decade. Many improvements such as making it tunable, broadband based and hybrid harvester have been demonstrated in the literature, generally to exploit more electrical energy from the ambient. In this paper, we study the arrangements of the magnets that referred to as cantilever beam proof mass, as means for generating greater electrical power output. The harvesters consist of piezoelectric cantilever beam with two different arrangements of magnets; two poles magnets and four poles magnets attached to its free end tip. A coil is placed underneath the magnets arrangement, so that when the harvester is being excited by external vibration, both piezoelectric and electromagnetic transducer will generate electrical energy. In this paper, a comparison study in terms of generated output voltage, induced current and generated electrical power output are presented. Experimental results show that, four pole magnets type harvester is capable of generating greater electrical power as compared the two pole magnets type harvester when exposed to its resonant frequency at 1g acceleration ( 1g = 9.8 ms-2 ) . This implies that by incorporating a proper magnets arrangement, the harvester is capable of producing greater power output.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering > Department of Industrial Electronics
Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Swee Leong Kok
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 04:41
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:14
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