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Old 11-14-2011, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by StweenyA View Post
@mcombatti - thanks, that looks very interesting!

Must caps be electrolytic? You don't show polarity in your circuit.
And must they be HV, as you said above, if you use 35v, you can only get 35v.... will they really work, or was it an example?

**The two antenna caps must be ceramic/mylar/polystrene (spelling?)... 2 250 475k work great :-) (usually green)
**the two ground caps work best as electrolytic or high performance condensers (leyden jars would work)
**where the output voltages are...the two caps are in series (right diode connected to positive lead of cap... that cap's negative lead connected to the positive of the left ground cap where the ground is connected...the left cap's negative is connected to the negative end of the negative output and negative end of the left diode)and the gound connected at the center of the two lower caps which is also attached between the two horizontal diodes (standard voltage doubler configuration)
ALTHOUGH...oddly with radiant energy, the voltage DOES NOT double (it's being used to RECTIFY the incoming charges rather than double), the output voltage is the two ground cap voltages divided by 2... so if you use two 50v electrolytic caps... the voltage will be 50 on the output. two 100's will be 100 volts
**you may use lower value capacitors, depending on the power output you are looking to achieve.
** The rectification is used because we are looking at the + & - charges as AC ...even though it may be +-+-+- or ++++-- or any combination as the charges are "incoming" rather than allowing one + and one - to kill the dipole...we rectify them and send them to the output terminals for a load.

Is it a combination of methods, will any one work, or must they all be used together?

**In the circuit I present, it will work regardless of elevation since it is forcing a biased charge potential (negative resistor) using the ground and an alpha emitter. The test tube is setup just like a leyden jar except it is "charging" internally (The alpha emissions hit the inner foil causing charge to rise), forcing an opposite charge to occur on the outside layer which the insulated antenna is coiled around...and draws these two dipoles into the circuit and they are forced through a load to reach equilibrium (+ & - = neutral).
This method of forcing a biased potential is equivalent to packing a few hundred feet of antenna into a small test tube...thus reducing the need for a long/high antenna and removes the need for a ground since it is established within the tube...making it portable :-)

And can one simply connect the output circuit to the + and - of your circuit?
**Not sure if I'm interpreting this correctly, but a load may be attached at the + and - output terminals of the circuit...without a 555 oscillating (flip/flop) the output, it will power merely a led...oscillation keeps the charge pump working and creates oscillation(on/off flip flop) will rapidly deplete the output caps... when the caps are empty, and no load is connected, they instantly charge back up... from which they can be discharged again...OSCILLATION is essential since when a load (ie small dc motor) is connected, the dipole is killed when the circuit is a minute switch off instantly recharges the caps, and the switch back on send the charge through the load neutralizing the dipole again :-).... a fast oscillation will seem as if the dc is constant :-) Hopefully you can understand this. even if not oscillating, if the voltage established is too high...and you decide to power a mere will blow the led if the voltage is too high for the LED :-)

Sorry if the questions are silly, I'm not understanding your circuit completely yet, but hope to soon as it looks really promising!

I really advise everyone acquaint themselves with the Testatica Machine (sometimes spelled Testatika). If you can understand how this circuit works by pumping charge and using the oscillation to increase potential (I believe tesla did something called the hair pin circuit or disruptive spark gap)... you can use this simple circuit and a van de graff/ wilmhurst machine to recreate your own testatika.

Another example is making a few of these circuit wired in series and exciting with a mere plasma ball... you'll soon realize that the output wattage is greater than the wattage necessary to power the ball :-) I'm re-establishing a website at with all my works and testatika reproduction (since it was hacked and all information deleted..I have many backups :-)) Some of my works are followups of my grandfather's (passed in 2007) whom was a good friend of the late tesla.. I have a few documents my grandfather hoarded for years..and am now testing the circuitry and concepts.

I have already tried simple antenna circuits before, but much much simpler (single diode and cap) etc, and uninsulated antenna, which did not work.
if at first you dont succeed, try it again a different way.
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