« Reply #3 on: 2014-03-31, 04:37:39 »
Thanks for gathering this info 4Tesla.
Akula's circuit appears to be a Joule Thief type of circuit, but it is presented as obviously an OU circuit.
Having built JT circuits myself, I can tell that with those kinds of LED's and that 3 V battery, the duration of operation should be less than 1 second if even that long. So because it lights up for so long, the conclusion that we should draw, or rather the conclusion that he intends for us to make, is that it's an over unity circuit.
However, since he uses so many transistors in his circuit, I have a strong feeling he is implementing a latching circuit to deceive people into thinking the 3 V battery induces the initial charge that keeps it going and operating in OU mode. But in actuality, he most likely has hidden batteries in the ring, and the 3V battery only latches the circuit ON and OFF with is drawing its energy from those hidden batteries. Why do I say this? Because a joule thief circuit does not need 3 transistors to operate, I think it's a deliberate over design to deceive by creating a latching circuit.
Anyway, that's how I feel about this tonight!