[Blabber] Boosting the voltage from a lemon juice battery.

Matthew Duepner matthewduepner14 at gmail.com
Wed May 15 20:31:25 UTC 2013


Could you use the lemons to charge a higher voltage cap, which when
discharged would output a greater voltage?
On May 15, 2013 4:26 PM, "Guan Yang" <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> Then I would just try tons of lemons in series. Maybe try different fruits
> to find the highest voltage per volume. Lime?
>
> On May 15, 2013, at 16:19, Matthew Duepner <matthewduepner14 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> awesome.  I do want her daughter to understand and I also don't want it to
> look like I did the project for her.  So nothing to complex.  The fewer the
> components the better
> On May 15, 2013 4:15 PM, "Guan Yang" <guan at yang.dk> wrote:
>
>> Well if the goal is solely to generate a high voltage, there are tricks.
>> Special flyback transformers, I have a few. You could potentially have
>> hundreds of volts. (But again, very little current!)
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Joule Thief - the more windings to the coil, the higher the voltage!
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Matthew Duepner <
>>> matthewduepner14 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> My chem teacher recently asked me if I would be able to help her make
>>>> something that is like a battery but not a battery.  I suggested super caps
>>>> of course, but later found out that it needs to be something her daughter
>>>> can make since it is part of one of her homework assignments.  I suggested
>>>> making a lemon juce battery.  I also said I would look into ways of
>>>> increasing the output voltage with electrical components since the goal of
>>>> the exercise is to see who can construct a battery that generates the
>>>> highest voltage.  I have a few ideas but was wondering if anyone had any
>>>> suggestions that would not be too complex.  Sorry for the long email, but I
>>>> thought the story was worth sharing.
>>>>     -Matthew
>>>>
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