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Old 23-09-2011, 10:58   #1
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Challenge: Light Bulbs to Charge a Battery ?

First let me say that I don't believe this, but the man who claims it has demonstrated some pretty amazing tricks of the trade. He says that he can connect three 12 volt light bulbs to a battery in a particular way and that they will charge the battery. To my mind, this seems to be ridiculous, but his reputation as a wizard with lots of old time tricks up his sleeve opposes my sensibility.
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Old 23-09-2011, 11:12   #2
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First let me say that I don't believe this ...
Bullshti.
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Old 23-09-2011, 11:17   #3
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

There was no link, but don't bother. You are right - it is at most a not-very-useful trick. I'm a physicist - this is at best a use of the coils in the bulbs to generate an electric current great enough to charge the battery. But to do that they must be in a electromagnetic field of significant strength. I guess that you could rig it so that the light bulbs are the secondary of a transformer, but a real transformer would be more effective.

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Old 23-09-2011, 11:22   #4
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I am with Gord and bix85 on this one... Pure Bolshevik.
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Old 23-09-2011, 11:22   #5
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

Learn something every day. I don't pretend to understand it, but now believe it can be true if done as bix85 says.
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Old 23-09-2011, 11:26   #6
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

It isn't even a good trick - it just shows that the voltage drop across the bulb is a little more than the battery voltage. Not very useful.
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

The same guy sells a hat that repels plummeting chunks of NASA space junk, right?
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The hats actually give a warning. It can really work - but you have only 8 nanoseconds to move.
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

Where is he getting the power for the inverter?????? B. S.
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

Yup, and I'm real close to being able to turn lead into gold,,, I just need a few investors
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Yup, and I'm real close to being able to turn lead into gold,,, I just need a few investors
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

open your mind up more; that light bulb also is capable of warp speeds
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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

I swear I saw this thread a couple of years ago.

Right up there with ultrasonic hull defense and magnetic algae killers
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open your mind up more; that light bulb also is capable of warp speeds
All this time we've been focusing on light and we should have been concentrating on the %#@& bulb??? Oh man... I hate when that happens...

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Re: Light bulbs to charge a battery???

Not quite sure what the point is, if you look at the sketch at the end of the video, Battery 1 is charging Battery 2 through the inverter. Seems pretty inefficient too me. Maybe the point is that the system is at 120VAC and between the bulb and the diodes he is able to drop the voltage (so the bulb is actually maybe running at 107-108VAC) and push some juice in Battery 2. Big deal. Still discharging Battery 1 to charge Battery 2.

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