Building Faraday Flashlight Help

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Homework Statement


I need to build a faraday flashlight and I have two problems.


Homework Equations


(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?
 

Answers and Replies

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berkeman
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Can you post a schematic of your circuit?
 
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I think you can see this http://www.lightflashlights.com/ [Broken]. It's very well. And I think that it's very useful.
 
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