Replacing My Car Battery With Capacitors! 12V BoostPack Update




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fortyninepages: If this is possible, wouldn't it have already been marketed and sold in shops as an emergency start up battery? I know I'd buy one. Just needs a case and crocodile clips.

Chevez E: So can I hook these up alongside my regular car battery? I have room for both and would just like to be able to start my car in -40c weather. My biggest concern is that the caps will end up discharging while i'm away as I usually let my car sit for weeks at a time. So that's where the regular battery would come in handy to keep the capacitors topped off. Solar panels arn't an option either because snow. Also, I imagine that I would need to hook this up in parallel with my battery to prevent doubling up the voltage?

Andrew Lucky: this is fake, he turned on the car with his keys at 2:43. 

electronicsNmore: Impressive since the capacitor bank is rated 16.2V / 58 Farads.

masso172: This is interesting, but what advantages would you say this has over a standard battery? 

jahnkeanater: All those eggs. makes me wonder if you know how to basic? lol

TheLuismondo: Capacitors in series divide the value of 1 of them by the number of capacitors (if they are the same value) Capacitors in parallel multiply the value of 1 of them by the number of capacitors (if they are the same value) So if each one of them is 350Fs and you have 6, you can either have 2100Fs in paralel (you need them to be rated at more than 16 volts) or 58.3Fs in series.

Miodrag Zizovic: This post have been changed due my wrong assumption about working principles of super-conductor. I apologize to video poster and others to which found my post correct, and also I want to thank Sara Hearth and oldwrench2000 who corrected me.

John Hobson: I've been a mechanic all my life and would have never thought of something like this, I'm very impressed and for those asking what the point of it is, now that I think about it, there can be a tremendous amount of applications for something like this heck you may even be able to run your homes electrical needs and even get completely off the grid which is what I think I'm going to attempt, this has given me all kinds of ideas, THANKS !!!

Nevets: Someone needs to strangle your rooster...

Pavle Pajic: U pozadini sve vreme se cuju kokosi i petao kukurice a lik prica o novotarijama

Xiuhcoatl: just out of curiosity, you ever ran over one of your chickens by accident?

Richard Burns: Where the hell are you, Jurassic Park?! 

Ryan O: yes a sock.. That will protect it from grounding LMAO... kiding, but really tho! very cool video mister. I may try this but I have a jeep xj cherokee and I run 2 optima red tops in order to run many different accessories on my rig, lites, winch, inverter, camp fridge, etc... I wonder how this will work for me all that concidr3d?

stan res: I find it hilarious that some people will watch this and then go out and buy $100 worth of capacitors/parts. 

Jack Doe: It is at this point interesting to point out that if the car can start from nothing but a capacitor, then the alternator will supply the remaining power after internal combustion has occurred and the linear action of the piston has been converted to centrifugal forces by cam action and such force is then transmitted through the belts to the before mentioned power supply!, additionally, the difference in weight is massive!!!, CAPACITORS START THE CAR!!!

Ken MacMillan: What's the point of this?

carne cruda: this is very interesting, but I also can't stop thinking about chicken soup :D. I absoltley love chicken soup :) with crutons too!

Corey Schroedter: Curious how this would perform in a newer car, such as my 2013 Dodge Dart. I've researched into lithium batteries and was considering cap batteries also. This car has a huge amount of electronic components running on it at just about all times (contrary to what that scion probably runs). I may have to try this out just for craps n' giggles. I am tired of heavy ass batteries

Peter Marreck: I like the part where he shamelessly features the chickens and their ambient sounds. I could almost smell the chicken poo.

Terry Smart: Good Day,....How do you arrive at the caps you require??,....I have a grandson with a motor scooter who needs jump starting from time to time,..one of these would take my place!!,...but wh t would I need for 12v 4amp, with a cca of 56?? Is it possible?? Thanks,....Tez

larrybud: Don't forget that there's power drain in most car with alarm systems, so it'd probably drain out in a day or two. While this is an interesting test, I don't see this being feasible at this point. Not to mention running utilities with the engine off, or in sub freezing temps. Also, voltage with no load is meaningless.

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justin wells: this plus a decent solar panel it should work nice

J Cunningham: how long will the charge last with the headlights on. Although you wouldnt get a ticket. A cars battery has to be able to run the headlights for something like 120 minutes to be legal. The law is in place for manufactures. 

goatcheese guru: how much are these, and how can i buy the full boostpack?

Daniel Remy: Hey we tried to make this capacitor battery. Just like yours. But for some reason . We couldn't solder them together in series. The solder just keep needing of. Can you show a tutorial of how you made this device please....

USAEVANTOLICO: WARNING !!!!!!!!!! CAPACITORS CAN KILL YOU !!!!!!!!!!! SUE TO WHO SALE THIS IS IN THE WAY. LAWYERS LOVE !!!!!!

emf4kv: 10:03 the alternator puts out more power than you will need because no matter what you are using that is electric, you always need more than that to be able to charge the battery. Otherwise, you will eventually end up with a dead battery. The real question is what do you have to power while the vehicle is not running. This pack is great for a car without an alarm system.

Todd Uk: 58 farads equals 58 amps for ONE second so what's going on here?

dereileak: the best setup is both a battery and a capacitor bank, as it will make the voltage extremely stiff and never shift around

f18hornet: A quick question to those using language? *¿How does using language make you look better?*

costiqueR: I think that the people don't know that the batteries are just big capacitors , having exact same behavior on same dimensions/capacity. Guys, don't discuss about this, the differences between capacitors and batteries are coming from their fabrication technology. Capacitors :1 F = 1 s4·A2·m−2·kg−1 = 1A*1s/1V so for 2 V (14V-12 V interval) you need 2 F just to have 1A current during second. Car battery: 100 A·h can deliver 5 A over a 20-hour period at room temperature for same 14V-12V interval.. Let to discuss about 55Ah common car battery. Normal voltage for charging is 13.5 V maximum 14 V and the lower limit is 12 V so you have 2 Volts potential difference to work. 55Ah means 2.75 A in 20h. To obtain equivalent capacity from capacitors you need 2.75A*20*3600s for each volt so result is multiplied with 2. Result? 2.75*20*3600*2= 396000 F (Farads) In this movie we see 6*350F=2100 F which is 200 times lower capacity of the car battery. What means this? Simple. You can start your engine with a capacitors module, but just if everything is perfect and you are sure the engine will start from first attempt. Don't expect to have energy remains for the second try...or let calculate: starting current is 20A so you need 20*2=40F just to have energy for a second. 2100F (total)/ 40 F => 53 s of full functionality. Not too bad but sure not to change the car battery. So ... Car battery is strong recommended, you can have a capacitor module just to help the battery or to start cars with depleted batteries. Don't forget: car alarm and other electrical devices have working nonstop so capacitors will be depleted if you don't start engine often...

ro jo: my thoughts also caps need to be charged, and they do not hold charge long enuff to start a car

AmIonArock: wonder what would happen in cold weather, when motor is real tight. I think this is a cool experiment by the way. Not totally sure why, but it seems to me like your trying to replace a car battery with capacitors 

Chad Jones: That'd really cool dude

Patrick Bonneville: Those lil' capacitors can do amazing things, especially when you combine them with something else (like your hybrid comment). That was a quick start, good job!

Joseph Perrotta: Ya! Nothing like staring a car in the middle of the summer when the metal is warm or shortly after its been running. Try that when its minus 20 sitting overnight see if their worth it then! If they were worth making don't you think they would be selling these as an alternative?

rataretrodos: I have a question... is having those capacitors useful when an emergency situation? like for when your battery runs down or your girlfriend's battery runs out? mabe like for those little anoying sitations you know???

L3gion3r: find a way to use the eggs to start your car

Pi-hilist: Bro, Nice vid but...You shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket :P

mikeyd19841: Will the alternator keep them charged still? I wanna try that! Great video! I dont know much about capacitors but i guess it is time to do some research and watch your videos!

123bebebe: Actually this is good idea, but not as a replacement for a lead acid battery, but as a reserve battery. You can just put super capacitors in parallel with a battery, and add high current diode so capacitors won't suck energy from battery

larrybud: In my next video, I'll start my car with chickens.

Oscar Diaz: the only thing i think is that those capacitors could mess up from the constant charge or maybe your alternator messing up from doing all the heavy lifting. But if that doesn't happen i guess you would save money. 

Blakrex: I would've thought the alternator would ruin them.

Christopher Young: One question. How do you charge the cap initially without frying your charger from the inrush? Also how come we cant hear the car starting and the voltage doesn't dip when you start the car? hocus pokus?

ironmancdb: You have already saved 3 pounds of weight in your car by leaving your brain at home thinking that this is 1)economical 2)efficient 3)plausible and lastly but most certainly not least 4)true
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