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
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
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
* 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
* 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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