Jule Thief Lighting LED from supercap
This is a 2.3 volt 10F supercap which replaces my AA battery in the Joule Thief circuit. I charged this cap with a single AA battery for about 10 seconds prior to filming. I did the same thing about a week ago and the LED stayed illuminated for about 20 minutes. Again, this was from a 10 second charge. To me, this demonstrates that the Joule thief circuit is not just exploiting something inherent in battery design. If I am correct about this, then these circuits can be powered by many other means such as solar, earth batteries, etc. This is NOT a free energy device. This is a tool that can hopefully be used in this area of study. More info at Overunitydotcom in the Joule Thief topic area, and also at the Infinite Energy forum.