I am trying to understand how exactly the voltage from a 1.5v battery gets connected to a 1000+v capaciter inside these disposable cameras. is there a speciffic chip designed to act as a voltage amplifier and diode or do capaciters act as a sponge of sorts and directly connecting them to lower power sources allow for saturation?
edit after previous answers I have more questions. 1 you state the current is transfored to ac with a transistor* imbeded in the chip. does this mean I could get the same result with a suitable market transistor (and other components*)
as my direct intentions for the hack are to use an increased voltage supply to drive a motor from a smaller set of cells (18650 to be exact) and I am aware that power is always lost durring any conversion, would it maybe be best to use an ac motor such as a furnace fan I have than the 12v scooter motor I had intended?
assuming I were to go with the ac alternative I would presume I would substantially be building an inverter,while I have had trouble with these being limited in their output to under 100 watts I suspect this may be mostly due to compenent costs and limits to ensure certain comercial safety ranges for delicate electronics's safety, as the whole point of this circuit will be to drive a motor some of those parts may be ommitted? I have apx30 18650 cells at my disposal though preferr to keep them in smaller banks of 2-4cells per set and have an arduino with relays I could use to switch banks, what would be the easiest method (ie speciffic parts and general wiring preferred) to deliver the energy to get this motor running as good as possible.
particularly as I believe the fan motor calls for something like 20amps I would presume I may need multiple transisters in parallel,if so would I then need to bridge one of the legs on each to ensure they all switched at the same time to the same phase or would it need to be more complicated than that?
I will note the intent is to build a motorized cart from bikes and other materials.