I am trying to develop the first stage circuitry of a kinetic energy harvester from that is made using magnets and a coil. I attach a photo of the harvester taken during development.
My intention is to efficiently convert the voltage coming out of the coil to a DC voltage so that I can power up a TI energy harvester IC ( hopefully BQ25505 or similar) at a later state to charge a Lithium Battery.
The very first step assigned to me is to develop a good rectifier bridge. I would like to ask from the community if I can use the following IC that has a set of schottkeys integrated by TI for my purpose.
IC : http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/uc2610.pdf Internal Schematic of IC
I have gone through the IC and it claims to give a ~0.3V drop for 1mA current.
My first question is Can I use this IC for my low voltage dropout rectification perpose?
My second question is that i can notice that there are two rectifier bridges. Therefore, can i provide the same AC output of the harvester coil to both bridges to with the hope of obtaining a lower voltage drop?
Finally, what are the disadvantages of following this type of an approach? Is there a better way I can rectify the generated AC energy waveform?