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Bedini Motor Capacitor Across Battery Shows Higher Charging Output

I have been experimenting with my old Bedini motor quite a bit recently and performing experiments in an attempt at increasing its output. A capacitor placed in parallel with a battery seems to increase the charging output of that battery.


Some people theorize that the capacitor is acting as a filter for the voltage spikes which then shows up as a higher voltage across the battery. This at first seemed to be a good explanation but then after considering that the capacitor is 22 microfarads and the battery is 12 AH, the battery voltage should not be over powered by the capacitor. The battery itself sort of acts like a filter and should show its actual voltage at any given time.


So I decided to try an experiment to see if adding a capacitor in parallel with a battery terminals really does increase its charge.


Bedini motor with capacitor in parallel with battery terminals

Bedini motor with capacitor in parallel with battery terminals


I took two of the exact same batteries which were connected in parallel with one another. I separated them and put them both on the output of the Bedini motor. The two batteries are connected to the same type of diodes and tied into the transistor collector at the same point.



I got the Bedini motor going and then added a capacitor across the terminals of one battery while leaving the other alone as a control.


I have volt meters set up to show the battery voltages at all times.


When I connected the capacitor across the terminals of one battery, its voltage jumped up to 12.3 volts immediately. It appears to have a stronger charge going into it but only time will tell.


I left the Bedini motor running for 24 hours and then shut it down. I then let the batteries rest for another 12 hours before coming back to check on them.


The battery with the capacitor across the leads showed a much higher voltage than the control battery after resting. This would give me the impression that the capacitor is actually increasing the charge on the battery.


For comparison I will next try the experiment with the capacitor on the other battery. If my theory is correct then this battery will come up higher than the first battery.

I tried to show the output voltage spikes using my Sainsmart pocket oscilloscope but it is small and cheap. It is hard to get any accurate reading and hard to dial in to see the output.


The scope did show higher voltage spikes on the battery without a capacitor so it appears on the scope that the capacitor is filtering out the spikes. Only a better scope will really show the output though since I cannot get the other battery output to display properly.


You can watch today's video here: Comparison Of Bedini Charged Batteries w Capacitor Over Time


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