The post provides interesting information regarding the making of a 1.5V to 12V converter circuit using a couple of transistors and an inexpensive coil. The idea was requested by Mr. Keith.
I found your blog and have searched for an answer to my question but I'm just not finding it....
I want to do is use 4 x 3v "2032" coin batteries connected in parallel
to get long lasting life out of them. Then using a "Joule Thief" circuit
up the out-put voltage to 12.5v - 14v to drive a set (3) of color
changing LED's or a 12v LED light bulb found on ebay (here is the link to the bulb...
Now here is the other part of my problem, I don't want to use a wire wound transformer
!!!! I would like the Joule Thief circuit to use transistors or some
other easy to get materials because at the end of all of this I am going
to encased the whole project in clear resin..
Any help would be great... A wiring schematic with parts labeled would help also.
Thanks for contacting me!
I am afraid without a coil it wouldn't be feasible to create a joule
thief effect, because the coil is the main component which enables
complete extraction of energy from a depleting source.
with a ferrite core coil that is available "off the shelf" i.e. Radio
Shack or DigiKey, so I don't have to make my own. And could you design
it? Also would there be any issues with encasing
this project in liquid resin? The resin will cure within 24 hours and I
am just wondering is there any issue with the coil not being able to get
"fresh air" and getting too hot and eventually burning up. By the way
the on/off switch is a mercury switch.
Here a few links I found to some pre-made Inductors:
Would any of these work? I know that my power requirements maybe more or
less than 330uh, I just search for that size because I remember seeing
that being used by this project:
with labels for parts that does include a wire coil and I will just
build it that way.
Me: The 1.5V to 12V converter circuit provided in the above "instructables" link would
possibly do the job. The second digikey link coil is the one which
exactly suits the design, so you can try it out.
Epoxy resin sealing would be fine, it won't do any harm to the inductor.
Inductor 300uH or similar (Picture)