Replacing My Car Battery With Capacitors! 12V BoostPack Update




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Andy Coakes: i wonder why motor manufactures are not using this technology already ??????? 

eTechTom: I wonder what the long term gas savings is minus the battery weight? There is also the savings of buying a new battery every 5 years.

Jeremiah Ward: Nice. Wonder if it would work in a v6 with a premium sound. 

arbonac: What is the name of the little cigarette lighter plug in that reads the capacitor power?

lumberluc: This is very cool! Welp, better get my hat on and get to work on this.

Stephen Rardon: this is cool!

David Wayne: Learn a little alchemy and you can make Oil of Egg. It is great oil for healing 

InvisibleYetVisible: Does putting six 2.5v caps in series not cause problems? Thats 15v? Don't cars only really have a tolerance of up to 14v roughly?

Nickolas Davies: you need to add a diode to prevent your lip battery charging from the alternator, and install a 12v balance charger as the lipo has zero tolerance for unregulated charging, just my opinion if you want to protect the battery and also consider some sort of metal box for fire protection as lipos can go bad. but keep up the research your already 99% their, thanks for sharing

Mike Hale: What does outside temp do to your SuperPacK ie, winter temps or for that mater summer heat?

whanson3503: So, I stumbled across this and have a few questions. I drive a big ol '09 Crown Vic named "Vicky". I also live in the frozen tundra known to some as "Minnesota". This year I was up in Duluth and it just so happened that day it got down to -50. Now that's not unheard of, it does happen. I was also running my car, ham radio and AM/FM radio for 14 hours straight. Yeah 14 hours without turning the vehicle off. Wait no, I did once and that was a mistake. Only a few minutes of being off, I couldn't start it. Which I found odd because the battery is really only needed to start the vehicle right? Well here is my list of questions if you could be so helpful. I am really considering looking into your mini BoostPack setup with the attached battery pack. * Would more caps be better? * If I had such a setup, would i have been able to do a repeat of my Duluth trip and be able to start the car even after turning it off? * What are the ranges of temps that these caps could tolerate? * I also have the Goal Zero Nomad 7. I'd assume that would be enough to get some charge back into the caps if I needed or if I let it just sit on the pack constantly? * If the vehicle were to die, then what? Sorry to ask so many questions, I am just very interested in possibly doing this. Thanks for the help

technics6: Thanks for interesting experiment.

cmares5858: A mini boost pack would be great to have in the trunk as an emergency backup!

VanillaSnake21: Just a random chicken at 2:49

S0All: many curious chickens! very curious.

Mickey Smith: This makes me want to learn more about farad capacitors.

drawingboard82: Impressive work, well done. Probably cheaper as well, not to mention more environmentally friendly, since capacitors are not made of lead and acid!

manmann lee: You want to know the reason why not using that technology because they want more money they make you pay for junk they want to make you pay for non quality everything that's manufacture in a car is junk you have to buy the aftermarket parts to make your car better that's why when you buy a body kit for your car at last a lot longer because the parts that the aftermarket use on these cause or junk they not good is not like how back in the day when you bought a Cadillac and you slamming into a wall nobody dies because it was good American-made that's what we had American muscle now all our parts and labor is by emigrants is no American muscle anymore

Bogdan Chiorpec: Get lost dude ! Hoax!

Viva Cuba Libre: Stick to the capacitors idea which is very good. However, using a Li-Po battery is a very bad idea. Typically a 4-cylinder car cranks up with an average 450-600 CCA (or Cold Cranking Amps, rated at 30 second bursts) standard car battery, while a Li-Po battery is almost like a time bomb while exposed to severe discharge as to crank up a car engine even if it is for 10-30 seconds the battery gets swollen in seconds, gets hot, and there is an extreme hazard of it getting on fire or even exploding. Litihium is flammable on contact with Oxygen, water (which we know has Oxygen), they should not be punctured, short circuited, overcharged over 4.2 Volts per cell, nor undercharged below 3.0 Volts per cell, all of this can damage the Li-Po battery, cause fire, or explosion. - If the car capacitors package is capable of cranking up the car, then why there was a need to put a hazardous Li-Po battery in parallel with it? While the capacitors package seemed to have worked fine, and assuming it did not get hot at all, and it lasted several days without the car being driven (and the alternator therefore not charging the capacitors pack) then the test was a succeess, in my humble opinion. Car batteries are lead acid batteries that can handle high amounts of current for longer periods than a Li-Po battery, specially like the one on the video that is for toy RC remote controlled aircrafts, cars, boats, etc. not for strong commercial long-term uses. - Even if it was a 4200mAh (4.2 Amps) battery rated at 30C (4.2 Amps X 30 = 126 Amps) that is not enough current to crank up an alternator that will draw 450-600 Amps in 10-30 seconds. Regards ;-) Ref: Retired Electronics engineer

thedog556: +lasersaber could you hook these up to a regular 12v car battery instead of the lithium iron battery or standalone? im going away to buffalo for college and i may need some sort of cold weather starter system for my car. if so, could you send me instructions on how to wire it all?

Daniel Hyunh: I KNEW YOU HAD CHICKENS!

David Ly: I wanna see this tested on an older car, not too old but maybe in the 90-95 range

mark oshields: wonders if this can be used in conjunction with the car battery, or could it be used in a way to be stored inside the car somewhere connected to something that would keep it continually charged. If the alternator were to fail, be able to take this and connect it to battery and be able to keep car running without using any extra accessories other than lights at night. And if this would work what would be the actual miles at night using only lights and the engine requirements draw of power, considering the alt is completely dead and non charging?

preston121068: Check into Graphine super compositors. Even lighter, smaller, indestructible and hold a charge 100's of times better than any conventional capacitors. Good luck!

manmann lee: You keep a couple of those laying around in the back of your car and you stranded on the highway because your alternator don't want to kick over too charge the battery because the battery is weak or dead you can use those batteries that is so cool

geoffrey walker: Ok ??? Giving these are caps. How in the world do you get them to HOLD a charge with no battery? I'm talking overnight.

fullboostturbo1: The only problem with this setup is that you might be able to start your car up, but use the radio for a small amount of time and without the motor running and constantly charging the caps, you will lose power completely, as caps are not like batteries and do not hold any amp hours of power reserves like a lead acid battery. Caps are used for short bursts of power release, that is why people with large wattage car audio systems use them, as they release the power when high power base notes are projected, then the caps recharge quickly for the next bass note. Hope this clarifies using caps as a main battery in not Ideal, unless you used them with a smaller sized lead acid battery or solar cell to keep them charged all the time. And as someone already stated using just caps would make the alternator work 99% of the time, and actually running the electrical system of your car.

bummers: I really wouldn't hold those ultra caps with my bare hands if I were him. Is that safe?

Michael Poulin: what are the any possible risks?

VENDINGMEXICO: where did you buy the capasitors?? how many faradas are each?? and voltage??

ElGatoLoco698: I'm curious, why is this so special? I understand capacitors are much cheaper, lighter and smaller than batteries but when wired in series like that, there is no reason it shouldn't work. Granted, it's a hell of a lot better than a battery but I just don't understand the surprise. 

TheMineBros.: Toyota Yaris

reddragon27284: What about coupling the capacitors with a small solar panel on the dashboard to keep the cap bank charge topped up.

Steven G: NASA has been using this technology for years. Just one more thing our tax dollar usages are being held from us. Keep smiling. Pay your taxes. "They" need your loot to lie to you.

Malc Tulloch: What a brilliant idea, that would also work on a motor cycle too by the look of it.

Darren Zinman: I imagine cranking the vehicle near ten volts you might burn down your starter plunder copper contacts as the motor current increases to make up for the voltage drop. Pretty cool though to see something of that size supply enough energy to turn an engine over. What is your voltage while cranking?

William Mickelson: That socks seems like a fire hazard

Raid Salman: This is just fab mate. Just a quick question. Have you tested it in different weather conditions? for instance in higher summer temperatures or in freezing winter when usually car machines need much power to turn on. I really like this video and as the other gentlemen decided I would like to have a go. But as a physicist I would like to check things you may already done so I can start from the final point you've reach. Many thanks for this inspiring video, and hope to see more wonderful stuff like that.

Jeff R: Subscribed!!!

86SupraRiderPR: engine bay needs to be cleaned

ralphinator2: Very, very BAD idea. Besides starting the car, two of the major roles of the battery are to stabilize the voltage of the alternator, and to provide a reserve of charge for when the alternator is not supplying enough current. Capacitors are very bad for both of those things because they don't hold much reserve, and the current in or out of them fluctuates too rapidly. Instead of preventing power surges, caps can cause them.

bob s: Wonder how well this would work with a diesel? Probably not much left in the caps by the time the glow plugs have warmed up.

Joe L: How did you manage to start each new segment with a rooster call? I'm calling bluff on that one! Great stuff though! :)

Meelo weedhead: You should make a husle on those eggs

Misterious: One thing the typical non-car guy doesn't know is on most cars when you come to a stop at a red light or stop for any other reason, if you have your lights on, A/C on, radio, ETC, your voltage will drop to the point of your car needs your battery to keep running. A healthy fully charged battery tends to be around 12.2 - 12.6 Volts. An average alternator will be regulated and able to keep up to the regulated Voltage of around 14.4 V Volts. Will all of the power things on your car running and your car sitting at a stop your Voltage drops to as low as what the battery is holding. So the battery isn't just for starting, it acts like a buffer. Capacitors are commonly used as a buffer also, especially in high performance car audio applications. The benefit of capacitors is the ability to charge and discharge really fast. You don't want to depend on something that will discharge really fast. Now something you might have going for you is if your car won't start, you can very quickly charge your capacitor pack and then go outside and start your car really quick. Your capacitor pack will be worthless for cars or trucks that need to turn over for more than a couple seconds, such as old, or call them classic cars that still have carburetors.

Chad White: I am wanting to build a off grid solar system using something similar to this. Do you think it is possible to use caps in series rather than use heavy batteries to run the inverter? also what is the shelf life for packs like this?

JustnTheNick: I was hopping no one would notice my slow snapping. Thank alot!

Sandy Leask: you should definitely try this with super caps!

ffnlzqf: Keep the good ideas coming and lets become self sufficient and off the grid people
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