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A novel energy-recovery driver is proposed to drive a plasma display panel (PDP) in the sustaining operation. The proposed circuit uses the parallel resonance between the inductor and the intrinsic capacitance of PDP to mainly recover the energy lost by the capacitive displacement current of the PDP. The parasitic resonance caused by the parasitic inductance and the stray capacitance is prevented greatly. A 34-in AC PDP equipped with the proposed driving circuit, operated at 100 kHz, is investigated. In addition, some prior work is shown in this paper for comparison, in which the power consumption of driving the same 34-in panel is measured. The experimental results show that the proposed driver has a low-cost structure and better performance than the prior ones.