Oh, I forgot to mention that the diode in the nocturnal switch is a
schottky diode, 1N5819. It provides low voltage drop across the diode.
--- In email@example.com, "bugminer" <sjmcd@...> wrote:
> I have made my first pummer and uploaded two photos to my album.
> It has 3 x .22F 5.5V tiny memory caps paralleled to equal .66F. It
> uses a 74hc14 to flash a clear lens red led every couple of seconds or
> so. I'm not sure how long it will pum for as yet. The memory caps are
> unable to run motors in my SE, I think their tiny size means they lack
> the ripple current to supply a motor. At least that's my guess, as my
> green .22F that is a lot bigger and is on one of my solar rollers can
> run a motor easily.