My silly voltage multiplier only works if I ground it

Tried a few ideas for increasing power output.
The 555 Timer gets warm at just 100mA after running a few minutes.

Found theory stuff I had forgotten; like transformers do NOT work well with square waves, AC power transfer is much different than DC, transistors biasing is important, etc.

Suffice to say I didn’t really achieve anything, but it was fun.
‘Ouch, that resistor is getting way too hot, oh of course it is, poor circuit design’

The 555 Timer voltage doubler works nicely but not to provide power is my conclusion.


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