Using a capacitor to charge a battery

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mekennedy1313, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. mekennedy1313

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    I am aware this is possible. I am also an electronics neophyte. The idea I'm exploring is a dual charging circuit for a homemade wind generator. The norm is for charging to start only after windspeed is sufficient to generate a voltage higher than the batteries. I'd like to add a circuit that will collect energy in low wind conditions until there is enough to dump into the battery then repeat. I have no idea of the circuits or how to control the process. Any help appreciated.
  2. Bernard

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 7, 2008
    If you're using an alterantor,might be possible to use a V doubler or trippler, best bet take DC into a 'Boost ckt" which can also serve as V reg.There have been several posts lateley on buck & boost ckts.