Voltage Doubler, Two-Diode
- D1 - Rectifier Diode
- D2 - Rectifier Diode
- C1 - Capacitor, electrolytic
- C2 - Capacitor, electrolytic
How a Two-Diode Voltage Doubler Works
The above two voltage doubler circuits uses minimum components to approximately multiply the AC voltage (Vin) across the input terminals. The resulting output voltage is
DC (Direct Current). The voltage rating of the diodes and capacitors used should be within safe level, preferably, double the value of the input voltage.
The higher the capacitance values of the the two capacitors, the smoother (non-fluctuating) the resulting DC voltage.