### Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

Textbook
- Vol. III - Semiconductors - Chapter 3 - Diodes and Rectifiers

A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit producing an output which is theoretically an integer times the AC peak input, for example, 2, 3, or 4 times the AC peak input. Thus, it is possible to get 200 VDC from a 100 Vpeak AC source using a doubler, 400 VDC from a quadrupler. Any load in a practical circuit will lower these voltages.
We’ll first go over several types of voltage multipliers—voltage doubler