I need to build a faraday flashlight and I have two problems.
(1) When I use a 12V DC motor connected in parallel to a capacitor (16V 2200uf) and then to an LED assembly, I can't get the capacitor to charge. (2) If I wanted to use a magnet and coils connected to a wave bridge rectifier and then to a capacitor and LED, how would I calculate the amount of Voltage produces by moving the magnet?
The Attempt at a Solution
I've already built a flashlight with the DC motor, it is able to turn on the LED but the capacitor just does not charge. I've put in a switch between the capacitor and LED and all I can get it to do is light up when I'm turning the motor and the switch is on; when the switch is off I turn the motor but when I flip the switch on the LED doesn't light up. Could the problem be that my capacitor is too large?