Don Smith Device Project Part 33: full watt bulb vs Smith stepdown comparison
Hi everyone, just comparing again the system vs the full wattage bulb, i show the control battery voltage as well to assure it is not unfair. It appears that with 9 watts, the output is what i would consider full brightness standard of the 20 watt bulb, and turning it up to 11.25 watts was brighter that the full 20 watts demanded by the bulb at 12 volts 1.6 amps from the battery. Then i show these beautiful caps that a friend lent to me, here a 15 volt bank of six 2.5v 2600F caps in series. i also have another 6 caps to play with too for future or 2nd project. Soon to be demonstrated running the light, and charging the bank simultaneously. I wonder if the caps are good enough for smoothing the output for battery charging, essentially, run the system and the light off the battery, and run the charging caps parallel to battery again, we’ll see.