Back in summer 1998, I bought a RC RAGE toy truck from Radioshack. I got tired of the freaken battery going dead every 30 minutes or so.. so I made a 3 way capacitance alternating current using an specific old photovoltaic capacitor which I took out of an old harley davidson television, a rechargeable battery, and a flash generator component from a old japanese horizontal camera then I added a off/on switch. I soldered the pieces together then soldered onto the circuit board where the in/out was to the battery pack.
That truck ran for weeks without recharging the battery pack. I couldn’t believe it worked! A month later, I told my buddy about it and came over to his house, stayed over for a few days. I showed the truck to him. I proved that this truck ran for 3 days straight without recharging. Anyways, after the 3rd day, he took out the battery pack and recharged it. I flipped the switch and the truck started running without the battery pack! I explained to him that the charge from the battery pack was also storing the energy in the photovoltaic cap along with the rechargeable battery underneath the truck cover which is why it was able to run without the battery pack. The generator was there for support of energy diversion, which was split on the circuit going to the truck itself.
So when he placed the fully charged battery pack back into the truck and went outside, I was with him, all of a sudden the truck started smoking.. it literally smoked up the entire block in front of his house lol. He and I forgot to flip the switch and it caused a cascade failure between the battery pack and the circuit that was on it. The switch should’ve been on the OFF mode, so the flash generator can take care of itself without conflicting with the rest of the home made photovoltaic circuit.
That was the end of that truck! lol..
However, thoughts came to us.. WHAT IF we were able to do this and refine it down to a chip size of the same circuitry design, and let it power our rechargeable devices? .. holy cow man.. that would’ve rocked the battery industry. Imagine using a rechargeable razor for months without charging? … then in 2000, I got online and discussed this with a panel of scientists.. I was thinking maybe this invention would be worth some bucks.. However all I got from them is flak.. “no this wouldn’t work, it would violate the laws of thermodynamics.. “; “Its impossible!”.. etc etc – so much negative flak coming from these so called scientists..Before I left that science chat, I told them IT WORKED FOR ME and I HAVE A WITNESS! TOO! .. nobody said much after that.. so I just logged off the chat room and never came back to it.
Then later in 2005 or so, living in Eastern Idaho, this thing came up in mind, and I decided to take a good look at harley davidson TV components. Everybody over the years were telling me “this is impossible.. you cannot do this.. it would NOT work.. period!” “It violates the laws of thermodynamics!”.. over and over again…. I was like.. WHY?… I don’t understand.. so I took a deep look at the photovoltaic capacitor and I realized that this cap, despite it’s 330v use, had a special ingredient inside the cap itself. The dielectric insulating material was unique.. and it was designed differently than of regular modern today’s rolled capacitors. So I took a good look at these designs.. Each capacitor that we know has 26 strands of dielectric insulating material in them, and this photovoltaic capacitor which I had on hand, after being damaged in the destruction of the RC truck, I took it apart – it was not an usual type dielectric insulating material.. it was pink colored. typically it’s yellow or gray colored. That told me right there, it was uniquely made but is no longer made.
That was different from the rest of them… it was unique – and it was the reason why in this manner it seemed to violate the ‘laws of thermodynamics’.. I could never find another photovoltaic capacitor like this anywhere else except in old specific harley davidson TV sets. (I think known as funai) Then today, these TV sets are valuable collectors items..
Hard to believe that I had this thing working perfectly and yet scientists think they know everything. So the point to this story? – take a good look at your designs carefully because you never know you might end up with a different output than expected with your experiments.
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