June 24, 2008
lso, we will take a look at the new inventors and researchers working within the Open Source Energy movement, and how Internet collaboration has changed the face of invention…
With selected interviews with some of
the most important players in the movement today.
They are a new breed of electro-magnetic and magnetic motors and other devices that run on very little current, but which can provide both mechanical work and electrical output in excess to the energy that is put into them. Many of these fascinating inventions have been around for over 20 years now, and there are literally hundreds of patents on devices having such claims.
A few, in 2008, are finally coming into the initial
marketing, operational, and manufacturing stages. These highly
varied inventions have three characteristics in common: They are all
outside of the scientific mainstream, are rarely reported on by the
media, and are lighting-rods for controversy and skepticism.
The word "Free" could imply there is no cost and is somehow "magical". That is not correct, perhaps "cheap" is a better term, and the well-documented science behind many of them certainly is not "magic". These devices will of course cost money, and there will be significant limitations to their efficiency and effectiveness, especially until they are developed further.
"Free" also pertains to the fact that they are all "pollution free", using no external chemical fuels and often requiring much less electricity to operate than they output (or least being much more efficient than "traditional" means).
But perhaps the most accurate use of the word
"Free" would relate to the change in society that these inventions
would bring: Freedom from the electrical grid and filling stations…
freedom from an economy built on "scarcity"... and freedom from the
need to pollute our planet to maintain a high level of civilization.
But please note, it
is not the science behind them that is holding most of them back: It
is the paradigm of the society in which we live that is stopping
them from eventually becoming every-day home appliances, industrial
processes, and utterly clean power sources.
By "thinking out of the box", their inventors have managed to create devices that side-step, and even use for gain, the biggest problem that traditional electric motors face: What is commonly called "Back EMF", or more accurately, "Counter Electro-Magnetic Force".
CEMF is the counter-current that is produced by the rotation of a motor in a magnetic field, and is what has, up until now anyway, stopped motors from being truly efficient. The higher the rotation rate of the motor, the greater the CEMF opposing it: Creating a natural brake and barrier to true energy efficiency.
What several inventors have done, is find clever ways to get around most or all of the CEMF, thereby greatly increasing the efficiency of the motor.
As a bonus
in some cases, excess electrical energy gained from the CEMF itself
has been harnessed and taken out of the system as generated
electrical power, besides the mechanical work being done by the
turning motor shaft. For this reason, most of these devices would be
more accurately termed "motor-generators".
Other, more traditional designs utilize the principals of "Variable Reluctance" (changing the magnetic "resistance" within a motor during operation), to lower current draw greatly: Creating motors with efficiencies undreamed of before (as developed by Dr. Peter Lindemann and others).
Some designs are complex hybrids of these technologies or others, such as electro-static energy. When these turning motor shafts are used to generate electricity, the result can be more total power outputted than was put in.
Some of these devices have been reportedly made to
be "self-runners": Powering themselves from their own electrical
output, creating self-contained "fuelless" electrical and/or torque
generating systems… motors with the capability to run as long as
their mechanical parts can last, without any external input of
Col. Tom Bearden's device, the "M.E.G.", is one such invention that is very well documented. It looks much like a transformer with large magnets attached… Yet it has been demonstrated successfully and repeatedly to produce more energy than it consumes.
Perhaps another, much more controversial one, is now known famously in the Open Source Energy movement as the "TPU" ("Toroidal Power Unit"), a device shrouded in mystery which has become an urban legend due to the fantastic "You Tube" videos regarding it.
The TPU is purported to be first developed by a California inventor named Steven Mark in the 1990's, but Mr. Mark has since disappeared or gone into reclusion. Although the original TPU devices have all been lost, there is a large Internet cooperative project in the Open Source movement to reproduce it.
The amazing thing about the TPU is, without any moving parts, a device weighing about 30 pounds could supposedly generate over 1,000 Watts of power, using only a small excitation circuit powered by a 9-volt battery (…this according to several witnesses, including reputable electronic engineers).
Besides the impressive power output, the TPU was reported to have the very strange gyroscopic tendency of resisting physical movement of the device… It "pushed back" with resistance when moved, suggesting that a circular magnetic flux vortex was created within the toroidal ("doughnut") shape when operating. It and the M.E.G. both appear to act as "motor-generators", but with no moving parts.
It is important to note that Col. Beardon's M.E.G. is a verified
working device, and the TPU is as yet unverified.
Well, this is of course "impossible" under current scientific dogma and by the "Laws of Thermodynamics": Until one considers that the form of energy these devices may be tapping into is not traditional or observable by ordinary means.
The motive force is most often thought to be that illusive and seemingly "magical" form which is known by many names:
...and many others.
It is energy that comes from the surrounding "ether", or residing within the "quantum sea" of n-space if you prefer.
Others believe in the case of some devices, that it is energy coming from the Earth's magnetic field. This highly controversial subject (even among its proponents) has caused some uproar in past years. We have sometimes heard about a few highly publicized frauds, and their inventors' or promoters' wild claims made without any real proof to back them or even a working device prototype, for that matter.
But this is inevitable with any new and rarely studied technology.
The hand-full of frauds and honest but deluded dreamers have the unfortunate effect of clouding and tarring the entire subject… and they are often covered by the media while other legitimate and serious alternative energy devices are not.
But it is important to note that by far the majority of these alternative energy devices are not frauds or unrequited dreams… many of them have been duplicated, proven, and observed to work as promised by respected members of the scientific community… producing cheap and clean energy "from the air" so to speak. Amazing? Incredible (literally..)? Perhaps…
But hundreds of legitimate scientists have now observed operation of these devices, and are forced to admit that there is indeed something unique going on here… something that traditional science cannot easily explain without embracing new theories in Physics.
And because of the Open
Source Energy movement on the Internet, many independent researchers
(garage tinkerers and shade-tree mechanics, would-be inventors, and
electronics hobbyists) have duplicated these devices themselves with
widely differing results.
The Adams motor/generator is one such device, invented by the late brilliant New Zealand inventor Robert Adams.
This fairly simple design lends itself well to reproduction, and is a favorite of home "Free Energy" electronic enthusiasts. Similar motor-generators using magnetism as the motive force were invented by,
A few companies are now attempting to manufacture and market their overunity-claiming inventions, such as Lutec Ltd. of Australia, and the Steorn Group of Ireland.
And in June 2008 , a new 300 horse-power self-running magnetic engine using permanent magnet pistons called the "Magforce" was unveiled by a company in Korea: Shinyeon.
Although very little is known of this device yet at the time of this writing, it appears to be on the fast-track for mass production… A true milestone in history if this happens.
are many other inventors and their devices not mentioned here but
which may be equally effective and valid.
The now-deceased inventor and leader of the commune, Paul Baumann, created a device that can generate electricity without any external fuel.
It works on a principal of high static electrical charge created by a "Wimshurst"-type electrostatic generator (counter-rotating metal disks creating huge static charges), which is then converted into useful power using a unique collection of coils, capacitors, and other components.
The commune is very insular
and has no wish to market or advertise the machine. However, many
outside witnesses including scientists and University professors,
have visited and studied it, and none have so far claimed the Testatika does not work.
The energy generated from these devices is usually derived from DC pulses ("DC" meaning in this case unidirectional, positive-going only and not just "flat" direct current, as opposed to "AC" alternating current, which changes polarity each cycle).
These DC fast "spikes" are usually of high
frequency and voltage potentials.
These DC pulses were also soon found to have the serendipitous effect of "rejuvenating" old batteries that were "sulfated": Meaning, that ions of oxygen sulfate had gradually covering the electrodes and eventually made the battery nearly "dead", because the coating had greatly lessened the charge potential between the positive and negative plates.
This coating of sulfate SO4 ions is by far the most common fate of older lead-acid batteries. Charging using these sharp pulses "de-sulfates" the batteries, and will return them to nearly "like-new" condition again.
However, it is important to note here
for the would-be experimenter that this technique can also be
dangerous if misused, as over-voltaging a battery with pulses of
too-high a voltage and/or too fast a repetitive frequency can cause
it to possibly explode, crack and leak, and fume poisonous gas into
the air (one should always charge batteries in a well-ventilated
space immune to acid leak damage, and wear eye protection and gloves
when handling them).
These "pulsers" can charge a battery at a fraction of the time and power used by traditional chargers, while "rejuvenating" it and greatly prolonging its life via de-sulfating. Also, oddly enough, batteries previously thought to be non-rechargeable such as disposable Alkaline types can often be successfully recharged when pulsed.
De-sulfating is an important technology for Wind or Solar renewable energy systems, where the large and expensive deep-cycle battery banks needed for "off-grid" operation benefit greatly.
de-sulfating chargers are one of the very few inventions from the
free energy sector to successfully make it into the mainstream… but
it won't be the last to do so, if the Open Source Energy movement
has any say in the matter.
Devices utilizing it will typically not heat-up as usual, and if arcing occurs via shorting or spark-gaps, the sparks appear long and tenuous, bright in the infra-red spectrum and somewhat like lightening... totally different than "normal" electricity arcs.
Plus, the current path of this energy does not always conform to regular electrical laws and formulas: "Counter-currents" can reside within the same wire… power flowing in two or more directions simultaneously. In fact, this "cold energy" has been termed as not actually flowing through the wire, but rather traveling along its surface.
The voltage spikes, created either as
electronically-generated pulses or as artifacts from mechanical
switching ("noisy" transient spikes generated by a mechanical
switch's movement across the contacts), are thought to act as the
triggering and receiving mechanism for "zero-point" or "cold"
These oddities are also why batteries or very
large capacitors are so often used to collect the pulse energy, to
more easily convert it into a useful form.
Tesla is the undisputed "Godfather" and beloved hero of the Open Source energy movement, and was the inspiration for many inventors. He had several hundred patents to his name, and while working for Westinghouse, was the prime inventor of the AC power generation and transmission system that is still being used today by all our electric companies.
But once Tesla began studying radiant energy, he left behind all work in AC generation, convinced that "energy from the ether" (radiant energy) was the proper answer for society's energy needs.
By 1905, Nikola Tesla had built a giant antenna tower array at Wardenclyffe on Long Island, NY… which was reported to be designed to conduit, transform, and transmit radiant energy power to millions of people through the air and ground… without any wires.
When his main financer, J.P. Morgan, realized what Tesla intended to do with the huge tower, he quickly closed the project down, famously asking:
To Morgan's way of thinking, radiant energy was not commercially viable because the supplier could not reliably bill the customer. Whether Tesla's Wardenclyffe system would have actually worked or not, we may never know.
However, Tesla did do other related experiments in the countryside near Colorado Springs, CO, and according to reliable witnesses, transmitted power through the ground: Lighting incandescent light bulbs from simple grounding stakes miles away from the power source... again, without any wires.
Although Wardenclyffe was thought to be for transmitting electromagnetic waves, it was likely really using another principal altogether: Under the huge structure, there was an extensive network of buried antenna. Between the tower and these ground antenna, power was supposed to be sent out as a "pressure" front that Tesla likened to a water pump.
He imagined receiving receptacles all around the planet in homes and businesses acting like "pressure gauges", reacting to this electrical "pressure" and receiving power without significantly lessening it. He also stated that these pressure waves were instantaneous, and not governed by the speed of light.
Was he right? He certainly was about hundreds of other devices he invented.
J.P. Morgan's influence
helped insure that the world may never know this answer.
This school of thought states that all traditional circuits are designed incorrectly... that the energy used in them is wasted to Ground in a closed loop ("destroying the dipole"), instead of being "reused" efficiently over and over again by use of an "open-loop" circuit where there is very little traditional current flow: Powered by voltage potential and zero-point/radiant energy alone.
A "Dipole" could be described
as two opposite-charged poles with a voltage potential between them.
Batteries are a prime example of a dipole device, or the two leads
of a charged capacitor in a DC circuit (but note, capacitors act
much differently in an AC-powered circuit than in DC).
There may be micro-amperes of loss caused by leaks in the cap's dielectric, but it is insignificant. In a constant-voltage DC circuit, the charging of a capacitor is essentially "free" energy… it is the voltage potential rising within the cap to match its circuit's potential… without electrical current actually flowing through it. It will just sit there, holding voltage potential without spending any significant power.
Yet, that potential charge can do work: One can take the charged capacitor physically out of the circuit, and discharge it by shorting it across the leads and creating a big spark (often hot enough to melt the metal tip of a screw driver), or use it to run a small load for a few seconds as it rapidly discharges.
Then, when the capacitor is replaced back into the circuit and charged again "for free", the cycle can continue: All without spending any significant amounts of energy. The original voltage potential remains the same, and since there was no current flow to ground, there was no power "Wattage" used.
This is very much a rough simplification of the complex theory
behind the Destroyed Dipole concept: That we could, like the charged
capacitor taken momentarily out of a circuit and discharged, use
energy to do work… yet not lose that same source's potential to do
more work. It is an eye-opening and revolutionary concept… and it
could prove to be the most important scientific leap of… the early
The energy potential
of the voltage source could be re-used, over and over again: Meaning
that every major electrical system in use to day may be hopelessly
flawed, and tragically inefficient!
They cannot give you a meaningful answer, regarding a common device used in virtually every electrical and electronic circuit.
They can fully describe and predict their characteristics
under nearly any circumstance (coming from over 200 years of
empirical observation and using mathematics), but there are no laws
or theories accepted by mainstream science fully describing why a
capacitor does what it is observed to do.
Since then, the "Theory" part was mostly dropped: It is now generally assumed to be "law". And this comes with all the dogma and rigid thought patterns associated with the term "law", be it religious or social.
However, their "laws", certainly including the
"first commandment of the religion of physical science" (the First
Law of Thermodynamics), have been found to be conspicuously flawed…
and they are being "bent' or broken every day by familiar household
Although there may
be much truth in it, the 140-year old law does not take into account
other sources of energy that are not observable (or even the
existence of atoms, for that matter). However, even when viewing
traditional "observable" energy sources, the First Law may be still
Then this COP number could be much higher, and these devices could then be designed to be self-powered (thus eliminating the greatest single user of electrical grid power for home and office).
It could be argued, that although the energy
coming from the heat differential is "free", it is still
"solar-generated", in that the air has been ultimately heated by the
sun and thus observable energy added into the system. But there is
another device, often found in the home garage, that is a more
striking and less arguable "scoff law": The air compressor.
In common use this heat is just wasted: But it still exists as fact... and when the energy of the heat is added to the potential energy of the compressed air, the First Law is flaunted. Also, when the compressed air is used to power a device such as an air wrench, the dispersed air that is released is cooler than the ambient temperature.
This thermal imbalance is also added
energy to the system. Whether the heated or cooled air is easily
utilized energy or not is a moot issue when considering the validity
of the First Law. In the case of the scoff-law air compressor, it is
the Law that is "busted", not the law-breaker.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about these devices is
that there are several intriguing ways to help compress air while
under motion, making the air supply last much longer. The dream is
to make them completely self-powered... In theory at least, this
because if it was, then other forms of energy not currently
accepted, and the inventions that operate by them, would be more
difficult to deny and ridicule.
In some of the sites
linked at the end of this article, one can explore many free energy
devices, and read detailed reports from those who have actually
On the Overunity forums as well as several other similar sites on the Internet, would-be inventors and hobbyists can exchange helpful information and work together to design and build free energy devices (as well as more traditional highly energy-efficient ones).
Overunity.com has offered a large cash prize for the first inventor to provide a working prototype of a device with COP >1 (greater than 100% energy efficiency)... So far with no successful takers.
Hartmann is a graduate of the Technical University of Berlin,
Germany, and a resident of that city.
However, this is not happening.
So the slow, painful, and sometimes even
blundering methods used by the home inventors will have to suffice
for now. Yet, despite setbacks, some important work is being done by
these unnamed, unsung heroes of the free energy cause. And one never
knows: Tomorrow could bring the significant breakthrough.
So perhaps the Open Source Energy
movement will prove to be our best chance to gain new hope for the
planet: Where cheap, clean, and abundant energy will one day slay
the three-headed demon of poverty, war, and hunger… once and for
the important energy savings technology known as "Rotoverter",
and an Open Source free energy device
that nearly anyone can build themselves.
By eliminating our requirement for using petroleum and coal as fuels, these devices would provide cheap, abundant, and completely pollution-free energy for homes, businesses, factories, and vehicles. Also, we will look at some less radical yet important technologies that, if widely embraced, could save us money and energy today... with little cost or trouble.
Featured in this
installment is the "Rotoverter", a fairly simple modification that
could save untold Megawatts of power world-wide. And we will
continue examining the new phenomena of the Open Source Energy
movement on the Internet, and how the intrepid home researchers,
experimenters, and enthusiasts of this ever-growing movement are
changing the paradigm of invention... and possibly our entire
society along with it.
The energy form that they utilize is usually not "observable"... nor does it often conform to laws of Physics accepted by mainstream science.
Called by many names: Zero Point Energy, Radiant Energy, Energy from the Vacuum, Orgone, and others, these mysterious forces have to date defied any attempts to measure, quantify, or define them.
Yet, the reproducible devices and
experiments that can tap into them reveal the existence of
something. Something not well understood, and something vehemently
denied by many in the mainstream.
But there have been many other
Maestros of the cosmos, people of extraordinary talent and
brilliance, who have left a mark that even the deepest suppressions
have not been able to erase. Thomas Henry Moray was one such man.
He invented and began using Germanium-based semi-conductors, some of the material coming from an unknown white powder mineral he found while doing Mormon missionary work in Sweden as a young man (know as Moray's famous "Swedish Stone").
His work with solid state semiconductors was at least 20 years ahead of its time, and would not be widely done until the 1950's. In fact, Dr. Shockley, who is credited with inventing the transistor at Bell Labs, studied Moray's work very closely.
Dr. Moray incorporated these revolutionary components into his new radiant energy generator devices along with specialized and radical tube designs using small bits of mildly radioactive material. By the early 1930's, Moray had created an utterly unique device that produced electricity without any external fuel input, only via a grounding stake and a long aerial (he later found that the long aerial could be dispensed with, but not the earth ground).
He soon held public demonstrations in several cities in front of hundreds of people, many of them engineers and scientists. The device consisted of a wooden box about the size of a common microwave oven... yet in its final version was said to produce over 30,000 Watts of electricity!
Moray tested his devices in front of skeptical witnesses out in the desert, in the mountains many miles from civilization... Even underwater... To prove that he was not tapping power in the air from electrical power lines via coupled inductance or any other traditional source. It is estimated that well over a thousand people witnessed his demonstrations.
Eventually, he even
came to the attention of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who
ordered that the government provide him aid in his work.
Dr. T. Henry Moray
People were allowed to inspect the device... the possibility of hidden batteries, coupled inductance, or wall power being responsible in any way was non-existent.
Even today, there is no battery or transmitted inductance technology that could do this, as the demonstrations often lasted for hours. Many witnesses have stated that the light coming from the bulbs was unique, of a radiant brilliance much different than regular 60 Hertz wall power.
Also, the strange components in the device never heated-up as regular electronic parts do... clearly suggesting that a wholly different and unknown power source was being utilized (many modern researchers suggest the frequency of the power generated was around 4,000 Hertz, and that it exhibited "negative resistance" and the properties of "cold electricity").
Dr. Moray once mentioned that the device's
power output was slightly less at night than in the day time.
The U.S. Patent Office repeatedly refused his patents, oddly stating despite depositions of witnesses, that:
He soon received many offers to sell the technology from power companies and electronics firms.
Dr. Moray refused to sell the technology unless the buyer agreed to make it freely available for sale to all.. the result being there would be no selling agreements as there was no means of insuring the buyer would not just shelve the device permanently.
And soon, harassment and worse became the norm in his life: He was shot at several times while driving and working in the lab (being wounded once in the leg), and an assistant the U.S. government had sent to help him "went berserk" one day and utterly smashed his only working prototype device at the time.
Dr. Moray was greeting visitors with a loaded pistol in front of him
on the desk.
He wrote several books, and successfully patented and sold other, less "troublesome" inventions.
Finally in disgust, he turned his genius to other sectors...
came up with another incredible technology that is even today
unequaled or fully explainable (at least openly).
When treated with his high frequency wave process, non-commercially viable ore dross that had already been subject to extraction could yield a very surprising amount of metal, in fact an "impossible" amount that was more than was thought to be totally contained by the ore. He was quickly set-up by mining concerns to do further work, and had a ore treatment line running that was the wonder of many mining engineers who came to witness it (there are several written reports and papers on it).
By treating the mined material such as gold to energy rays and radioactivity, the ore content would grow significantly.
Many suggest Dr. Moray,
It is rumored that this technology was soon declared "secret" by the government, and open study of it stopped.
"Modern mainstream science" had no more success explaining this
phenomena than it did his radiant energy generator.
for this to be ignored, and Dr. Moray's imminence and credibility
has long been a constant thorn in the side of the deniers of free
energy in the mainstream scientific community.
His secretiveness has gotten him some criticism over the years (despite showing much in the patent submissions and in his writings, he kept the secrets of his special solid-state components and tubes quite closely), and this has made reproducing his work very difficult and no one has publicly claimed to do so successfully yet.
But Dr. Moray was a product of his times: A loyal American who believed in the ideals he was taught... that a man with an invention could freely market it and become successful, and should expect to gain wealth and security for his family from his labors.
Unfortunately, what we have seen over and over is that in the case
of free energy, where much more is at stake than just an
incrementally better product or process, that this is just not
allowed to happen.
Some concepts and technologies are simply about using traditional forms of energy more wisely... in ways that have been... if not openly "suppressed"... then at least ignored and under-reported.
The "Rotoverter" is such a technology that represents a relatively easy modification that can be done to existing consumer AC motor systems, that would greatly lower their power usage without affecting their operation... and so lower the electric power bill of consumers and small businesses, while helping the ecology by lessening energy consumption generally.
It is quite possible that if fully
implemented, that Rotoverter could single-handedly eliminate the
"demand" to build ever more and larger power plants running on
fossil fuels or nuclear energy... and lower demand on existing
plants, especially in the worst times of all for grid power use:
During summer heat-waves in the cities.
familiar AC products consume far more energy than everything else in
the home, farm, shop, or office put together... especially in
warmer climates and during summer in the cities when air
conditioners account for the highest single usage of non-industrial
power on the grid by far.
By increasing the "Impedance" of the motor's windings
(the AC version of "Resistance") and cutting down on the motor's
operating Voltage, the total Amperage current flow and power Wattage
usage is lowered across the board... and dramatically so when under
steady-load, lower-torque conditions.
However, these high-current conditions are a small portion of the total time used. So while under normal load operation, Rotoverter cuts back on the current draw and greatly lowers power cost, without affecting the operation of the product at all.
For instance: Modifying a window-mount room air conditioner's AC motor to Rotoverter technology means that once the device has been powered on and set to the normal desired power setting, by simply flipping a switch on the added control box the power usage of the air conditioner will drop by as much as 50% ...
Without any less cold air being dispensed! If the user's electric bill goes up by $300 per month in the hot summer months when the air conditioning is used heavily...
Then this could be an estimated savings of $150.00
on that bill. The conversion could pay for itself the first month...
Especially if government grant money or tax incentives for saving
energy were added in.
An AC ¾ horsepower motor running at speed and low load with "RV" conversion can be powered from one 150 Watt solar panel (using batteries and an inverter to convert the DC into AC).
Because both the operating voltage and current are significantly lowered while using Rotoverter, the same motor without "RV" may need up to 8 such panels to have all the required voltage and heavy current needed to operate properly. Such a significantly smaller draw also means fewer or smaller size storage batteries and lower Wattage-rated inverters are required for the same application.
This means that when using Solar or Wind technology to power the home, boat, or farm, existing AC motors in common house-hold appliances can still be used with the greatest possible efficiency... eliminating the need to convert appliances over to use expensive DC motors.
Even when factoring in the power loss of an inverter, an AC
motor with Rotoverter would still be significantly more
energy-efficient than a DC motor of the same rating running directly
from a battery bank (and the RV system would retain the flexibility
of still being able to run directly from the AC mains).
techniques have been used in large industrial three-phase motors for
over 80 years, known as "Power Correction Factor"... which also uses
capacitance (as well as inductance and other means) as a way to
greatly improve the "Power Factor" of these big heavy-duty motors...
increasing both their efficiency and longevity in demanding
Until now, that is. And when it does re-appear it
will be mainly because of the efforts of the Open Source Energy
movement and the hard work of many people in it, as well as from
growing grass-roots pressure of consumers all over the world
demanding Rotoverter/power correcting technology in their
A tall order, eh?...
And one that is so simple to
implement that there is scarce legitimate reason for opposing it.
When the motor has been started up and reached normal operation, then the switches are thrown to add the extra capacitors into the circuit (this switching can eventually be done automatically once appliance and motor companies fully embrace the technology for consumer use, and digitally automate the controls).
This added capacitance raises the motor winding's internal impedance, and thus under "Ohm's Law", lowers the current flow and total power usage.
All without lowering the actual work the motor
is doing. The motor's over-all horse power is lowered while using Rotoverter: But when running in steady operation and in nearly all
conditions, the added horses are not needed at all anyway. There is
also evidence that the converted motors will run smoother, cooler...
and will last years longer when operated using this
If a system is "underpowered" with a relatively small and weak motor, the savings are less dramatic.
It is actually more efficient over-all to use a larger horse-power rated motor verses a smaller one when a Rotoverter conversion is added, because when the motor is at speed but in "idle" condition (a low amount of torque being drawn on it), the energy savings are the most dramatic, like up to 75% less power used than without the Rotoverter conversion.
Small motors working too close to their top rated horsepower under normal conditions cannot save nearly as much energy using Rotoverter.
So the bigger the motor, the more torque it naturally has at the minimal current "idle" condition, and the less current will be drawn from it to do the steady-state of work that is most common in refrigeration, air conditioning, and many forms of irrigation and other water pumping (a huge user of electricity in the agricultural sector).
Another possible drawback is that motors that change speeds starting and stopping often, and with widely varying current loads will benefit less from the technology (...such as most washing machines).
But there are enough consumer air conditioners,
refrigerators, freezers, small business production devices, and
water pumps on the planet alone to make Rotoverter a highly
significant energy saving device.
This varies the frequency cycles of the AC power to control speed, and when used along with Rotoverter, will increase the possible torque of the motor greatly while still saving very significant amounts of energy.
Although the additional cost of a Frequency Drive system may not be worth it for many home consumer applications, for businesses such as machine- or wood-working shops and sawing mills (or water pumping facilities), this can add up to very impressive yearly savings in energy and money.
The control box has several switches for adding in
various sized capacitors to "tune" the power factor for best
performance under different load conditions. This large motor idles
on less than 400 mA of current for a total power usage of 140 Watts,
with an estimated efficiency rating of 94% (without RV, it could
consume as much as 8 times more power at low torque idle).
State, local, and Federal governments must become involved, providing tax credits and incentives for homeowners and businesses to use the Rotoverter/Power Correcting technology. On the Panacea-BOCAF site (linked at the end of this article), a petition can be signed demanding action from our political leaders.
Full details, technical specifications, and detailed instructions
and advice for converting devices to Rotoverter can also be
there, as well as other sites
and forums of the Open Source Energy movement.
Such as a new permanent-magnet motor designed especially to utilize it, and the possibility of "reactance" being harnessed within the motor as extra power output while running...
So it may be possible in the future to use
specially-designed, super-efficient motors using Rotoverter
technology to power generators... So that the total output of energy
is greater than that which drives the motor. However, this is for
the future. Right now, Rotoverter has the capability to greatly
impact our power usage TODAY.
us up to us, the public, to insure there will be no delay in
embracing this very important pollution-fighting technology and
others like it... for the good of the planet, and for the good of
our own pocketbooks.
Unless the reader has a technical background, much that is said there is incomprehensible. Yet, even still, there often comes an odd sense of drama... A quickness of interest, as one reads the forum threads from the beginning. Because one notices right away that something extraordinary is happening here...
Invention and collaboration, yes, but even more than that: It is a sense of anticipation, of fascination and eagerness to see the project progress. The reader is drawn into it... and will often consume the many pages and hundreds of posts non-stop up to the latest with a sense of excitement.
Because there is a chance, always a chance... That this post, or the
next one, represents something amazing... something of possible
major significance to our lives. It is a truly entertaining and
fascinating experience for many people.
But other more numerous forum threads are for less ambitious, mysterious, or maybe even "sexy" projects... but the devices represented can often be reproduced at home and the results tested, seen, and experienced first-hand without much time, money, or effort being invested... or much technical skill required.
For these reasons, the less ambitious
projects are often the most important for the Free Energy cause, and
also excellent examples of how the Open Source Energy movement is
supposed to work.
This thread was opened by a well-respected member of the free energy community, known only by his Internet "handle", 'Imhotep' (such names are the norm in this genre, as personal security in the on-line world is of legitimate concern).
What he has done is use the work of previous inventors in a new way to create a device that has the potential of showing free energy over-unity performance. And the key is that he did so in a very easy to reproduce manner, with detailed instruction videos, schematics, parts lists, drawings, photos, and written instructions.
By doing the research, work, and
documentation... And publishing and linking it all in the forum
thread, 'Imhotep' has
made it easy for anyone with a mildly technical background to build
their own working free energy demonstration and experimentation
Using the detailed instructions, the motor is first
disassembled and the windings inside are carefully re-wired (perhaps
the most difficult part of the project). Then, the electronic
components are assembled and soldered according to the easy-to-read
documentation, the batteries connected, and the device completed.
As mentioned in the previous article, these DC spike pulses (and their collapsing magnetic field) would appear to have the characteristic of "unlocking" zero-point or radiant energy, and allowing it to enter the device.
The charge battery then
collects this "extra" energy for re-use. It is a simple yet very
clever system that although may be of relatively small output,
nevertheless proves the concept quite well.
And like the John Bedini desulfating battery
chargers, the spike pulses coming back from the motor can recharge
disposable batteries previously thought to be non-rechargeable.
Also, it will de-sulfate old "dead" sulfated batteries, over time
making them "like-new" again (meaning that their internal electrodes
had been gradually coated with SO4 ions, the most common reason for
the failure of old lead-acid and other types of batteries).
the batteries periodically will insure a continual charge is on
both. This very basic system could be stepped-up in size, using
bigger and multiple brushless DC modified fan motors, producing
greater amounts of free energy... and that is the ultimate point.
Because these intrepid inventors and researchers like 'Imhotep' are not waiting to get government university grants (...that never come for free energy research), they are not reliant on a corporation's R&D funding, and they are not trying to make millions off of patents that could likely be somehow blocked or suppressed anyway.
Nor do they particularly care
if someone in the mainstream scientific community says that it is
"impossible"... they are simply doing it, and making it
reproducible to an extent that it is rather hard to deny. This
example is one of many that can be seen by browsing the sites listed
at the end of this document.
He is a resident of the U.S.A. and was interviewed
June 2008 for this article.
For a small amount of money using recycled parts, someone can build these devices themselves and witness the phenomena. This still may not be enough proof for some, and like the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, perhaps the pot is the wrong shape or color to yet be accepted.
But this is not really the point. If enough of us replicate and start using these devices, continued denial will soon begin to look rather comical and foolish. If children bring these devices into their schools' science fairs... if university students replicate and write papers on the effects...
Then things will begin to change. We will see universities finally deigning to study these phenomena seriously... companies begin to freely market them... and our political leaders actually talking about them publicly.
These are the major goals of the Open Source