The concept discusses the very popular joule thief circuit using the BJT 2n3055 improvised by steven in his own way. Let's get to the core of the developments with the following article:
Points covered so far:
- Stevens radiant joule thief battery charger circuit tests and results sunday may 9th 2010.
- The radiant joule thief circuit I built From a circuit schematic featured on a youtube video and here are the results So far
- With a aa size energizer battery, with a Measure voltage of only 1.029 volts left in it I got an output from the radiant Joule thief battery charger of 12.16 volts @14.7 milli amps.
- Test 2 using a small a23 energizer battery With a measured voltage of 9.72 volts in it I got 10.96 volts out from the circuit @0.325 milli amps.
- Test 3 I used a fully charged nimh rechargeable 9 volts battery with a measured charge of 9.19 volts dc in it and I Got 51.4 volts @137.3 milli amps output from the radiant joule thief battery Charger circuit.
- Test 4 I used a 3575a button cell battery With a measured charge of 1.36 volts in it and I got 12.59 volts out @8.30 milli amps.
- Test 5 I used an l1154 button cell battery With 1.31 volts measured in it and I got an output of 12.90 volts @7.50 milli amps.
- With an slr battery with a voltage of 12 Volts left in it I got 54.9 volts output @0.15 amps.
Here is the simplified drawing I built the Radiant joule thief battery charger by. The inductor I wound so many turns till It was to full to wind anymore but I brought 2x 5 or 6 meter lengths of Stranded copper wire unknown gauge from dicksmiths electronics insulated wire, And I wound most of it on except I think a few feet left over.
The latest test I used my pencil energizer Battery but I dident remeasure the volts in it, I powered the radiant energy Joule thief with it and at the outputs I put a 2200 uf electrolytic capacitor Rated at 50 volts and I ram my multimeter leads from it and got up to before I Stopped 35.8 volts , and that’s the charge being fed into the capacitor to ,
before that I was getting 27.8 volts but as The capacitor was charging past the half way mark the voltage climb was Slowing down, maybe due to the voltage from the battery getting low. Ill have To remeasure it and do the test again in more detail.
Shorting the capacitor gave a snap noise And sparks. I tried it again charging it so far but This time I dumped the capacitor charge back into the input and this illuminated the neon for a second before the cap charge went down
Next experiment was different I had the Outputs to my meter set to 200 millivolts range and the negative input I had my A23 energizer negative sitting on the negative input and the top positive well
My finger was on it only as for the positive input it was run to a rectangle peace of circuit Board on the end of a wire held in the air By an aligater clip with my other hand and the readings was climbing at a Faster rate I got o 47.2 millivolts before I stopped it I was getting power at
A good rate from no where with an open circuit here but I was also holding the Battery case to while doing the experiment. I just repeated these tests and got a Totally different result now I wonder if something else came into play out There that may explain the sudden good results I got before. I tried the radiant joule thief battery Charger free energy experiment again but got just over 11 millivolts
so I Put the 2200uf electrolytic capacitor rated at 50 volts across the radiant Joule theif battery charger outputs which ran to my multimeter set to the 200 Millivolts range. And the reading went up and this time I shorted out the Elctro and while filming it it went to zero but also I had the a23 energizer
Sitting negative on top of the positive input of the joule thief circuit and my Right hand was holding it and I put my right hand finger on top of it as to use My body but it still forms an open circuit and the voltage went up past the 50 Millivolts range.
Review I filmed it on my handy cam the Radiant battery charger joule thief positive input runs to a copper rectangle Circuit board, sitting on my desk to act as a radiant energy receiver.
The negative input has the a23 energizer Sitting on it so its negative is on the wire and as I hold my right hand finger On top of the battery the output with the 2200uf electrolytic 50 volts Capacitor which was shorted out to zero charges up and the multimeter set to 200 millivolts range readings climb past the 50 millivolts range.
My next planned radiant joule thief battery Charger will be used with it to try push the millivolts past the 1 volts rangeusing both radiant joule thief battery Chargers at the same time, I virtually have 2 antennas the copper board and Myself.
With my radiant joule thief battery charger Left sitting on my desk over night with the battery not being used, it had Generated a total charge of 152.1 millivolts all by itself
Last night I noticed the milli volts was Climbing by itself so I left it and just found out when I turned the multimeter On its charge was then 152.1 millivolts. Its nowhere near what I want but ill Work on it anyhow.
I re tested the radiant joule thief battery Charger I charged up my 2200uf electrolytic capacitor to past its voltage rating of 50 volts before the transistor cooked and the battery positive got hot. Now when I had it hooked up I had my meter only on the 20 volts dc range so
When I switched it to 200 volts range I instantly got over 71 volts reading on A 50 volts 2200 uf electrolytic capacitor the circuit appeared to suck the 10. +? Volts left in the 12 volts 7.2 amp hour 20 hour sla battery so much it Heated up its positive terminal and cooked the transistor, also the capacitor Charge
I can feel with my fingers as I was holding a wire on it that had come Off and my fingers was touching the other capacitor leg to. I thought I had my Camera on still but didn't and I was narrating it for nothing.
It looks like free energy from the air just Ain't enough to power a joule thief even letting it generate by itself just Over 0.904 volts ain't enough. Read the next article to know more
Health Effects of this Circuit
I used to get bad head aches and stuff playing with air core coils so be careful putting higher volts in them..i once put so much in to my coil it cut my radio off 10 feet away and i almost blacked out.. so i killed the power and i was in a state of confusion for like 2 hours after that.. it took a long nap to fix me. so be careful!!
Above is the latest radiant energy battery charger joule thief circuit I built from youtube video, the coil I wound 114 turns bifilar wound onto the core I got from xxxx electronics for around $9
and on one of my tests I adjusted the circuits 1k pot till the neon lite up and no heating was felt in the power transistor since ive put it on a heatsink, a thick heatsink but when I used my 12 volts sla battery with just over 10 volts left in it I got over 131 volts out from it, 14 times more output than I did get from the input ill conduct more tests and put them down here , to see what outputs I can get from various inputs .
the 12 volts 7.2 amp hour rechargeable sla battery with just over 10 volts left in it I got over 131 dc volts output from the latest joule thief circuit.
Here are the results for various batteries and voltage inputs
- 1aa battery 1.5 volts type 1.04 volts left in it I got 7.55 volts output from the joule thief
- a23 energizer battery 12 volts type had 9.62 volts left in it and I got an unusual reading of 4.23 volts out a voltage loss
- yellow click rechargeable 1.5 volts battery, 1.09 volts left in it I got 1.20 volts out from the radiant energy battery charger joule thief.
- Ag13 button cell battery 0.397 volts left in it I got 01.3 millivolts out of it
- L1154 button cell 1.304 volts left in it I got 4.50 volts out of it through the joule thief circiut.
- Ag10 button cell battery it had 1.16 volts left in it I got 4.3 volts out of it through the joule thief circuit.
- 357a button cell battery with 1.359 volts left in it I got 5.55 volts out of it from the joule thief circuit.
Latest joule thief circuit test .
with the potentiometer turned up I adjusted it till the neon come on and then I adjusted it to the max and the voltage reading was over 145 volts and the neon stayed lite and when I turned it down it still stayed lite like it was getting extra voltage all of a sudden . and the circuit unlike the other didn't even make that high to low pitch sound , when I adjusted it fully up and down so I don’t know why . so after I got the neon lite it stayed on when I turned the pot full down and back up again . and no heat was felt in the transistor after the quick test.
With the 1k pot set to highest resistance the voltage output was 132.6 volts and the neon is not lit till I turned the pot resistance down to a level where the voltage has increased to around 137.0 volts, and voltage rises around here again to 145.7 with the neon still lit.
Turning the pot resistance down the neon dims at around 91.0 volts and when turn the pot down more to decrease the resistance of the pot more , the neon gets bright again like its getting more voltage and the circuit then squeals like a camera photoflash circuit charging up its high voltage photo flash capacitor.
The voltage was then 96.8 volts and climbing. And by reducing the resistance more circuit appears to squeal more, and the neon is still lit bright even when the voltage is at 93.6 volts.
And when I turn the pot up to increase resistance neon got brighter at 73.9 volts, and the voltage rose to 99.8 volts turning pot up more to increase resistance neon got brighter at 152.8 volts to 153.5 volts and when pot was back at full resistance the voltage was then 159.4 volts then it dropped to 135.5 volts.
Note that when the pot resistance was turned down to the point that the neon comes on neon stayed lite all the time despite getting dim here and there then going bright again during the adjustments and the neon never went out again despite adjusting the pot fully to the end either way during the tests the only way to make the neon go out is to disconnect the battery lead , the test can be started again by turning the pot up full, then connect the battery lead then slowly reduce the pots resistance till the neon lights again .
Ive recharged my sla battery up to 12.48 volts and then I fired up both joule thief and found that even with my latest radiant battery charger joule thief im getting less voltage output for more voltage input and before it was more voltage output from less voltage input and since the latest tests the battery has gone from 12.48 to 12.1 volts I used .47 volts so far , this is getting strange and during the testing the voltage output did go over 100 volts but didn't make it to the higher voltage I got before I topped up the 12 volts slr battery. As for the fluro bulb it only lit up a little bit more but not fully so I need more current or voltage to light it fully
First joule thief battery charging tests . results
Button cell battery ag13 battery brand name sun king this battery had only 00.6 volts left in it , I used my first joule thief battery charger to tests it and after a count of 20 it gained enough power to power one of my small joule thief circuits it now has 1.48 volts in it for charging for 20 seconds .
I tried to charge 2 other button cell batteries but they are to far gone and lose charge fast I decided to try and recharge this tiny watch battery out of one of my watches and its been flat for ages so after 3 seconds of charging , it got hot so I let it cool down and I tested it on a small joule thief circuit and it got enough power in it to light the led so it worked 3 seconds was the fastest charging time for such a small battery now my watch is going again. And I didnt get the details of this battery and measure its charge left and after I charged it for 3 seconds .
The 2 button cells that couldn't be charged I charged them for a count of twenty like the other one but when I turned the potentiometer up towards the full to try get more voltage into it, it reverse charged so I ended up with a negative charge when I measured its voltage but still it kept going down so id say they are to dead or no good at all . it was a good thing I halted the charge time for my tiny watch battery after 3 seconds when it started to get hot otherwise it may of exploded but now its perfect ill note the day I charged it up today Monday may 24th 2010 just before 7 o clock in the evening I think lets see how long its lasts for till it runs flat .
Ive seen and saved a youtube video on the a23 12 volts energizer and the man dismantled one and it had no carbon and carbon rods in it but it had 8 unmarked button cell batteries in it. my a23 energizer I tried to charge it up more as it was just over the ten volts in it but I managed to get just over 11 volts into it and the voltage was dropping so something was wrong inside it , so I dismantled it and indeed found 8 button cells inside it one had green corrosion around it and its voltage wasnt steady it appeared to climb slowly and the rest all had over one volts in them and I measure everyone of them and also I was able to power my small joule thief with them and get the 3.3 volts led to light up to they will come in handy to .
Other Joule Thief Designs
Below is a picture of one of my smaller joule thief circuits built from a schematic from the net I designed the printed circuit board for it and notice the modified plastic cloths line peg, I use that to hold button cells for testing and the strip of blue tac at the top is my button cell holder.
Most of the batteries on the strip of blue tac was from inside the small 12 volts a23 energizer battery.
One of my a23 energizer button cells was getting a bit low it had a measured charge of only 1.179 volts left in it. this made the joule thief led dim so I used my larger radiant joule thief battery charger and charged it up till it got hot , then I re measured that battery s voltage and it worked , I successfully charged it up to 1.346 volts and it now works better and the joule thief white 3.3 volts led is brighter now.
Radiant Battery Charger Concept
Below is my 2 radiant battery charger joule thief circuits the one on the left without a heatsink is the one I used to successfully charge my a23 energizer button cell up with. Which was one of 8 button cells found inside the 12 volts a23 energizer battery.
Now I will discuss the joule thief I built to test my dead button cells and could see that I could successfully recharge them.
Here's my battery charger joule thief all installed into a circuit box.
Below is the front view, notice the 12 volts green light at the front panel that is modified to house a neon globe inside it.
While looking through my electronics parts draws I found another 7 or 8 more button batteries and some had charge still on them and some I recharged successfully and 2 couldn’t be charged anyhow a few small ones took a little zapping to get them to take a charge so maybe if they are got some sulphate in them if not then why did it take so long to get them to except a charge.?
Yesterday I found another button battery cell and after a few seconds charging it started to get warm so I stopped it before it got to hot otherwise it would explode
Now I have 24 button cell batteries.
Below is a picture of the bright white with pink flash of a photo flash capacitor neon circuit test
The outputs of my battery charger joule thief run to the 330 volts photo flash capacitor, and across its leads I placed a neon bulb, loosely so every so long you hear a spark jump but cant see it unless the neon leg is getting pulled in by the high voltage attraction then a short time after that the flash occurs, so if the neon is rated at 90 volts then the cap charge may be the same till it charges up more I filmed this then put it onto my pc and then I had to slow it down so much to capture the super fast flash then pause it then take a picture of it to load back onto my pc.
Here's what it looks like when it aint flashing
I've soldered one of the neon legs to one of the high voltage 330 volts photo flash capacitor legs and the other neon leg I had it just nearly touching the other capacitor terminal but I didn’t get the arc and flash after it like I got before .
next test was running one of my jumper leads to a folded peace of aluminum foil and back to the hv capacitor and the other lead I ran to the other have cap leg to a pencil and when the neon at the 330 volts 2200uf photo flash cap come on I gently touched the lead pencil tip to the foil edge where its folded and I got flashes etc and tiny holes melted through it and when I tried to unfold the foil it was stuck like it was spot welded , and there sure was this horrible smell made by spot welding aluminum foil.
Next experiment was running the leads from the capacitor to 2x 316 grade stainless steel bolts in a jar of tap water to create any electrolysis effects and I got very fine misty vapours come up to the top of the water and no bubbles and even when the bolts slipped together I was still getting it and even when they are apart to, and the further apart the bolts are the lower the frequency of sound is emitted from the battery charger joule thief and the closer the bolt electrodes are the higher the frequency of the sound the circuit emits gets ,
My watch battery I charged before has stopped I guess the charge didn’t last long enough, I charged it on the 24th may 2010 and it lasted till today at 8past 8 , either in the morning or last night , so it lasted a week only im gona try re charging it again . Also today at the shops I went to the place they do watches and shoes and there was thousands of button cells inside this Perspex box even large ones next to it , but no one was there to answer my questions about them .
Ive recharged my watch battery again today but I was charging it the wrong way around so I got it right after that now my watch is running again so ill see how long its lasts for this time.
Today is June the 1st 2010 so lets see if it lasts a week, also if it lasts longer then it may be the reverse charging that contributed to the extra running time before I charged it right
I scored a packet of free button cell batteries including large lithium cells and a few small 12 volts pencil batteries for free from 2 places in Armadale that also replace watch batteries, they have thousands of them and I counted what they gave me in total I had 85 batteries mostly button cells and ive successfully recharged them all except some lithium large button cells so also my 25 batteries I had it makes 110 batteries in total including the few large lithium cells that couldn’t be charged or revived at all some of the batteries still had power in them to .
Half the button cell batteries couldn’t maintain there charge and went flat overnight
So I recharged them again so ill soon check to see if they hold there charge this time also I dismantled a lithium battery it has a thin white membrane that reacts with water and foams up and also a thicker black membrane with what looks like very thin silver wire looking cross patterns on its sides and when I dismantled that battery it sure stunk inside it to
Today Tuesday June 8th 2010 I decided to use my 4 rechargeable batteries from my camera to power my radiant joule thief battery charger, to restore my 12 volts 7.2 amps an hour 20 hour sla battery, and so after an hour or so I used a pair of tweezers to short out the battery terminal and I got some sparks where I didn’t before that, so I left the joule thief battery charger running all day today and now when I plug in the battery charger the red charging led light doesn’t go to green after a short charge that’s trickle charge, when green its still on red so im looking forward to how it goes when fully charged then in the green when its charged so if I get plenty sparks when I short the battery terminals then I can say the battery has been revived .
My 12 volts sla battery appears to still have a tiny bit of sulphate on its plates as its voltage dropped 0.7 volts over night so when the battery is low and needs topping up ill put it back on the joule thief circuit.