Improved Charge Pump Circuit for High-Voltage and Energy Applications Using Superposition Theorem

  • Arash Toudeshki Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Norman Mariun Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Hashim Hizam Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Noor Izzri Abdul Wahab Universiti Putra Malaysia


An improved charge pump circuit for high-voltage applications is presented. The advantage of this circuit is that its topology is simple, and it can produce a higher DC voltage and potential energy compared to conventional methods. The output is a quadratic polynomial function of the cascade stage number, times the amplitude of the first stage's input voltage and it reduces the required dielectric breakdown voltage in lower stages compared with conventional circuits, for the same output value.

Author Biography

Arash Toudeshki, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Arash Toudeshki, graduated with a Diploma in Electronics from Isfahan Polytechnics School, Iran (1994). He obtained his B.Sc. from Islamic Azad University, Iran in Electrical Engineering (2000). He received his M.Sc. (2010) and his Ph.D. (2013) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. His area of research interest includes; study on the energy and plasma; charge pumps and voltage multipliers; ignition; electrostatic; electron gun; vacuum and cathode ray tubes; X-ray and laser; effects of high-frequency and high-voltage on human body; ohmic heating; microwave and induction heating; design of high-voltage pulse-generators and power supplies; electric and electromagnetic fields and radiation; design and fabrication of high-frequency transformers and antenna; wire-less energy transmission and radio-frequency; hall effect; sensor design, fabrication and development; circuit theory and applications; electronic circuit optimization; numerical and mathematical analysis of electronic circuits and networks; design of military electronic circuits and devices; high-voltage and high-frequency measurement.


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How to Cite
Toudeshki, A., Mariun, N., Hizam, H., & Abdul Wahab, N. I. (2013). Improved Charge Pump Circuit for High-Voltage and Energy Applications Using Superposition Theorem. Majlesi Journal of Energy Management, 2(3). Retrieved from

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