# Need a way to collect voltage from a constant source

Hasan Khalil
Say I have a constant source of 1 volt that will not diminish in volts during use and would like to collect that energy how would I do it. I have been trying To figure this out for the past month and source really appreciate some help. Thanks

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phinds
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Say I have a constant source of 1 volt that will not diminish in volts during use and would like to collect that energy how would I do it. I have been trying To figure this out for the past month and source really appreciate some help. Thanks
Why not just use the voltage source? Why go through some intermediate step of wasting energy while converting it to another form or a different voltage level only to have more waste when using it from the new source?

Hasan Khalil
Why not just use the voltage source? Why go through some intermediate step of wasting energy while converting it to another form or a different voltage level only to have more waste when using it from the new source?
So for every collector in the source I receive 1 volt but the trick is when I interconnect the collectors I still receive that one volt. I would like to know a way to interconnect them and have the voltage add up.

phinds
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So for every collector in the source I receive 1 volt but the trick is when I interconnect the collectors I still receive that one volt. I would like to know a way to interconnect them and have the voltage add up.
This is all very vague. Please tell us what it is that you are really trying to do.

Hasan Khalil
So I have a source that produces 1 volt of electricity. I have several electrode pairs put into this source. My multimeter shows that each of these pairs has one volt but I would like to interconnect this pair to say get two volts with two pairs interconnected. I could draw it out for u if it helps. Thanks

Hasan Khalil
Thing is when I connect these electrodes I still only get one volt

Hasan Khalil

jack action
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Is this what you're looking for (series and parallel circuits):

Hasan Khalil
Thank you I will try this tonight and let you know how it worked out

Hasan Khalil
I tried wiring in Series but it did not work

phinds
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I tried wiring in Series but it did not work
Since it's hard to tell what you are talking about, you need to post a circuit diagram showing exactly what you are doing. In your initial post, you talk about having "a" source. Does this mean you really only have a single source?

Hasan Khalil
I have a feeling I may need to attach capacitors to my electrodes because the electricity is just going straight back into the source but if I use capacitors it will act like a battery and then I should be able to connect the in series. Any thoughts on this

Hasan Khalil
Yes it's a single source

Hasan Khalil
I'll make a circuit diagram an I will send it to u

davenn
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Yes it's a single source
As has already been asked a couple of times with no clarification from you

WHAT is your voltage source ?

You are getting poor responses because you are giving poor information
You need to help us with good info so that the people here can help you. Else we are all just guessing on what you are doing

Hasan Khalil

phinds
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Huh? Just connect them in series as has already been said. It's trivial.

russ_watters
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So, I'm having trouble getting past the OP:
Say I have a constant source of 1 volt that will not diminish in volts during use and would like to collect that energy how would I do it. I have been trying To figure this out for the past month and source really appreciate some help. Thanks
Do you understand that voltage isn't energy (or power)? And that many energy sources have a certain power output they are capable of, which means that when you harvest the energy the voltage goes down?

Also, it kind of looks like you are trying to multiply the energy from one source, as if you could add additional connections to a 1.5V battery to wire it in series with itself and increase the voltage. That doesn't work.

But all of this remains vague, since you won't tell us what the source is....

So: what is your energy source?

davenn
davenn
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pretty diagram, but it still doesn't answer my question

one more time ......

WHAT is your voltage source ?

Be VERY specific ...
is it a device ... what / make and model

russ_watters
jack action
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No matter what your source is:
• if you have a single source;
• if you have a constant 1 volt between each pair of electrodes, no matter how many pairs you have;
Then it is because the pairs of electrodes are all connected in parallel with the source.

The only way to convert 1 volt into 2 volts is to use a transformer between your source and your electrodes.

russ_watters
scottdave
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I think you may be able to achieve some sort of desired result with a circuit known as a Joule Thief. You can look that up and see if it will work for you.

sophiecentaur
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It's a shame that the OP is not a bit more forthcoming about this. It strikes me that he's got a set of voltaic cells that are sharing the same bath of electrolyte.
Car batteries have 2V cells and 6 totally separate containers of acids. He may have a solution if he uses more containers for his liquid - whatever it is.

russ_watters
scottdave
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It's a shame that the OP is not a bit more forthcoming about this. It strikes me that he's got a set of voltaic cells that are sharing the same bath of electrolyte.
Car batteries have 2V cells and 6 totally separate containers of acids. He may have a solution if he uses more containers for his liquid - whatever it is.
If that is indeed what the OP wants to do, then I misunderstood. Effectively the electrodes connected in "series" are shorting out, and only the first and last electrode would provide a path (through the electrolyte).

sophiecentaur
Hasan Khalil
I actually just checked to see if anything new was on this forum and the funny thing is what you suggested is exactly what I did this morning what a coincidence. Thanks for contributing tho.

Hasan Khalil
I created an insulation around my electrodes