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Offline paullo

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150V from a plant!
« on: December 18, 2018, 09:17:29 am »
It's dark, we light the plants. Just connect an electrical outlet to the base of the drum to turn on ten LED bulbs: the equivalent of 150 volts.

"We proceeded by trial, beating on the leaves of oleander in search of the best material and frequency" - Somebody needs to call the RSPCP

https://www.repubblica.it/scienze/2018/12/12/news/le_piante_che_emettono_luce_create_dall_iit-214102850/
 

Offline zucca

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Re: 150V from a plant!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 01:26:28 pm »
You guys don't understand what can happen in Italy...

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Re: 150V from a plant!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 07:11:16 pm »
Oh ok. This is why we call them power plants.
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Offline dunkemhigh

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Re: 150V from a plant!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 08:14:47 am »
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to turn on ten LED bulbs: the equivalent of 150 volts

Either those are humongous LEDs or they're an order of magnitude out. I suspect someone has missed a . from in front of the 0.
 

Offline grifftech

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Re: 150V from a plant!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 03:33:30 pm »
I could probably get 1000 volts from potatoes
 

Offline Gregg

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Re: 150V from a plant!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 05:49:27 pm »
California used to love oleanders as barriers along freeways, there are less of them because of droughts lately.  But about 20 years ago I saw a vehicle crash through about a hundred meter long path of oleanders at dusk; funny I didn’t see any sparks.
 
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Offline ebastler

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Re: 150V from a plant!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 08:06:55 pm »
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to turn on ten LED bulbs: the equivalent of 150 volts

Either those are humongous LEDs or they're an order of magnitude out. I suspect someone has missed a . from in front of the 0.

They don't claim it's 150V, but "the equivalent of 150V". Whatever that is... :palm:
 

Offline rrinker

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Re: 150V from a plant!
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 08:19:43 pm »
 .15 volts actual and then making some impossible assumption that it could supply 1000x more current into the same load, if it really wanted to (some people say singing to plants makes them grow - maybe the appropriate type of music makes them supply more power). Or supply the same current into a 1000x lower impedance load.
 


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