Introduction: Joule Thief Human Power Activated
Hey Everyone! In this video I'll show you how to make your own simple inductor joule thief, in just under 10 minutes! This circuit is so simple, even those not familiar with electronics can try it out as their first project!
What is a Joule Thief? A Joule Thief is a simple electronic circuit, that takes in a small input voltage (2 volts) and multiplies that voltage to power devices that require higher voltages to run (like LEDs, that usually require at least 3 volts to run). How is this Joule Thief different? Unlike most other joule thief circuits, this circuit uses a standard inductor. Hence there is no need to salvage a toroid and wind wire away to glory. The circuit is super simple, can easily be assembled on a breadboard, or can be soldered onto really tiny PCBs, if you want... I have made a video, explaining all you need to know about a Joule Thief, along with the circuit and more... Check it out
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Step 1: Joule Thief Human Power Activated
You will need the following parts for this project
1 D773 NPN Transistor or any NPN Transistor
2 A1015 PNP Transistor or any PNP Transistor
3 2 inductor coils.u can use diferent coils for best result
4 power supply 1.5 volts,2 volts
follow the schematic circuit diagram.and make a simple joul thief.