How To Make Tritium Nuclear Battery

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How To Make Tritium Nuclear Battery

I stumble across this clip and though it is very interesting but does it work?

 

I'm a cheapskate because I buy cheap flashlights and turn them into monsters :-D

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Or you can charge a capacitor and really light up an led

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It works but the costs are high and you get only a few hundred nA of current

Even small lithium cells like 10180 contain more energy like a nuclear battery can produce in weeks

Or just put the cells in daylight will produce 1000 times more energy

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Imagine there’s nuclear winter and there are no sun or power sources to charge a cell.
That’s what nuclear battery is designed for! Smile

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Not really

Thermal nuclear batteries were used in military and deep space probes powers from a few watts to several thousand watts were produced

They powered military radars and other stuff in remote locations for years

For example on the Moon by Apollo 14, a similar battery was lost in reentry of Apollo 13 in the ocean

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that’s a RITEG

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If you put those solar cells in the middle of the night with moon you get most likely same or more current than with 2 tritium vials

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Lexel, that’s nuclear winter! No Sun, no Moon, no stars! Heeeeeeeelp! Big Smile

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Your nuclear winter will be so bad everything glows from radiation

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Ahaha