What is the most efficient way to get electricity from shaking? I am thinking about something like shown in the picture below (the magnet is going inside the coil), but maybe there is a better design for it. Efficient I mean by power, like what percentage of vibration energy is converted to electricity. If it is a coil, what would be the best coil design (how many turns of wire and wire diameter I need, etc.)? Maybe there are some articles about it and how to fully calculate it as well.

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There is this flashlight design on the internet, but is it the most efficient?

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  • $\begingroup$ It exists. I have a rechargeable torch that does exactly that except there is a spring at either end of the tube. $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 7 at 11:26
  • $\begingroup$ @SolarMike Yes, I saw it on the internet. The question is it the most efficient way or there are other ways to do it? $\endgroup$
    – Zlelik
    Jul 7 at 11:29
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is efficient / battery never goes glat and you can always recharge it. $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 7 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ worry a bit more about your diodes. Shaking at some inconsistent frequency needs to get controlled lest you undo the work on the return stroke. $\endgroup$
    – Abel
    Jul 7 at 13:05

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