Micro-amp motor – powered by lightbulb induction waves
Here, the circuit and motor are being powered by my CFLi method, Compact Fluorescent Light induction.
This is a simplified AV Plug version of the slightly more efficient energy harvester circuit from a couple of years ago.
1N4148 general purpose diodes work well, but in this version they are a pair of 1N5712’s
The circuit needs 0.5V at 0.7uA to run.
Left to charge up, the capacitor can reach 10V or more over a couple of minutes from this 18W bulb. The further away from the bulb, the less energy received.
At this position in the video, the 100uF capacitor remains at about 0.8V