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#1 Titus ONLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2013 - 09:49 AM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Fv53K9MnDuM

 

Anyone see that before? I find this fascinating and want to build one now!


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:26 AM

In order to supply power it has to come from somewhere. If it isn't plugged into the wall then where's the power coming from? Some sort of fuel being consumed? The generator doesn't even change sound when starting the load of the grinder motor! Unless they have figured a way to change the laws of physics it doesn'r seem to be possible.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Well wouldn't the generator generate power from the alternator that it's connected too? Then it would just be a continuous circle until it's turned off.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Its a con. They want to sell you something. I am an engineer and I've been looking into things like this for 40 years. Most are just con jobs. The few that seemed good and had a likelihood of working dissappeared.

 

The most practical idea that I've come across is wood gasification. I hope to get the time to build a wood powered generator. I have an old  15kw  Wisconsin powered generator that should give about 7kw with wood gas. You could use almost any dry organic waste to power it. There is a wood powered tractor on youtube. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Well wouldn't the generator generate power from the alternator that it's connected too? Then it would just be a continuous circle until it's turned off.

The reality is friction will kill everything. IF the motor is 80% efficient and the generator is 60% efficient then the generator will only produce about 1/2 of what comes out of the wall. Switch it over to powering itself and it will slow to a stop. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Rick, what are your thoughts on the GEET Engine?


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Rick, what are your thoughts on the GEET Engine?

I am not familiar with it. Send some info, please.

 

 I like solar, wood, hydro, and maybe methane. My house is passive solar, built it myself. I have a stream in the middle of my property, but it is small and to build a dam and pond would be about $100,000 which I can't afford. I have 20+ acres of hardwood forest which could keep me in 15 cords of wood per year forever. That is why I look to wood gasification. If I had animals, methane could be pracitcal. Read the old Mother Earth News Magazine for practical ideas on alternative energy. My passive solar saves over 1000 gallons of oil per year. The wood stove saves another 600 gallons. It really didn't cost any extra to build passive solar. good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:55 AM

No such thing as perpetual motion. Scam.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Rick, what are your thoughts on the GEET Engine?

Another scam.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 01:01 PM

:iagree: SCAMS



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 01:39 PM

Learn something new everyday. At least it was a neat thought.



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:00 PM

I took an old APC battery back up apart and rigged it to a lawn mower battery and plugged a battery charger into it and a lamp,it ran a 60watt light bulb for almost 2 weeks solid in my shed.

 

All I had to do was hook a switch to the low voltage kick in Relay and basically just click it on.

 

Eventually the battery charger could not keep up with the power demand but it was fun to monkey around with.It still works fine but I have to keep a fresh battery hooked to it.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:55 PM

Can you post any photos? Wod like to see that.
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Posted October 17, 2013 - 06:41 PM

I took an old APC battery back up apart and rigged it to a lawn mower battery and plugged a battery charger into it and a lamp,it ran a 60watt light bulb for almost 2 weeks solid in my shed.

 

All I had to do was hook a switch to the low voltage kick in Relay and basically just click it on.

 

Eventually the battery charger could not keep up with the power demand but it was fun to monkey around with.It still works fine but I have to keep a fresh battery hooked to it.

And your point is? You used external power to power your; whatever you want to call it!



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 08:12 PM

That little electric motor wouldn't have anywhere close to enough power to pull a 3,000 watt generator even at half load, much less do all the other things this con artists claims.  In fact, it starts turning the generator so easily & fast that I don't think there is an armature inside it at all, likely just a plain shaft.  Generator armatures are heavy!  

  There is simply an electric wire coming under the table, through a hole in the table, up to the back of the generator head, feeding "grid power" to all his little power show.


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