Using a Car Alternator to Generate Lots of Energy

Car alternators are great for charging the batteries in cars, but not so good outside the car. The reason for this is in a normal car-altgenerator you would have a permanent magnet or several permanent magnets in the armature. The coils of wire collect the magnetic field and turn that into electricity. Car alternators are designed with electro magnets and need voltage from the battery to start to generate electricity. the car engineers have done this so they can turn on the alternator when they need to and off again when the battery is charged and to prevent overcharging the battery. Here are a few videos on how to convert a car alternator so that it can be used in a wind turbine. Installing a strong Neodymium magnet will give a lot more flexibility in power generation.

 

 

Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor in 5 minutes – Thorium Reactors

In the 1960’s, a Thorium reactor ran safely for over 6,000 hours. The science was buried because it wasn’t good at making nuclear thweapons. Today, you can sign a We The People petition to give LFTR technology a second life.

The main downsides/negatives to this technology, politics, corrosion and being scared of nuclear radiation. Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors were created 50 years ago by an American chap named Alvin Weinberg, but the American Government realized you can’t weaponise the by-products and so they weren’t interested.

Another point, yes it WAS corrosive, but these tests of this reactor were 50 years ago, our technology has definitely improved since then so a leap to create this reactor shouldn’t be too hard.

And nuclear fear is extremely common in the average person, rather irrational though it may be. More people have died from fossil fuels and even hydroelectric power than nuclear power.

I added this video for a project regarding Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, watch and enjoy.

No, it would not collapse the economy… just like the use of uranium reactors didn’t… neither did coal… This is because you wouldn’t have an instant transition from coal… oil… everything else to thorium. We could not do that.

Simply due to the engineering. Give it 50 years we might be using thorium instead of coal/oil (too late in terms of global warming, but that’s another debate completely), but we certainly won’t destroy the earths economy. Duh.

And yes he said we’d never run out. Not strictly true… bloody skeptics … LFTRs can harness 3.5 million Kwh per Kg of thorium! 70 times greater than uranium, 10,000 greater than oil… and there is over 2.6 million tonnes of it on earth… Anyone with a calculator, or a brain, will understand that is a lot of energy!!

Dragonfly Wind Turbine Energy Multiplier 1:4 Gain claimed

From high-tech to low-tech, local inventors are coming out of the woodwork in difficult economic times, marketing their inventions to the world.dragonfly

On the high-technology front, Phillip Ridings of Southaven, a commercial artist by trade who holds several U.S. patents, has been working with engineers in Irvine, Calif. to develop a revolutionary wind turbine designed to produce electrical energy.

Ridings said old-fashioned three-blade wind generation technology has been replaced by sophisticated new revolutionary turbine systems. According to his company’s Web site, dragonfly-windturbine.com, his design is the first tail driven wind turbine and first self-powered wind turbine in the world.

With Ridings’ Dragonfly system, air passes over a specially-designed airfoil as it spins to create electrical energy.

Ridings said the technology behind his Dragonfly wind turbine is designed to be more efficient and eliminate technical problems like metal fatigue that has occurred with other wind harnessing machinery.

“After studying many designs I discovered a way to make a system more efficient, must more cost effective,” Ridings said. “It will pay for itself in less time and produce four times the energy.”

Ridings said his invention could help revolutionize energy production in an age when the world is so heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

German Inventor solves permanent magnet motor puzzle

The inventor Thomas Engel demonstrates a motor to us that never runs out of fuel, because it works with the strength of neodymium magnets – engelmotorleaving us a bit disoriented.

Normally, you wouldn’t even have to bother to read beyond this point, because something like this can’t truly exist. But this time we’re not talking about some crank with an idea. This one was honored in 1972 with the prestigious Rudolf Diesel Medal for inventors, he has well over a hundred patents to his name and has been lecturing at universities all over the world.

The inventor lives in Baden-Baden and he has a place in Lucerne, Switzerland, where the motor is located. So we drive off with mixed feelings to beautiful Switzerland.

Engel’s motor is running. During the three hours we are there, it is chugging along quietly, interrupted only by some experiments we will be talking about later. There is no noticeable development of heat. The seems familiar, the motor obtains its power from neodymium (NdFeB) magnets. Those are the strongest permanent magnets known, a disk as little as a one-Euro coin can hold about kilograms of weight. Neodymium is a rare earth element, much used in electronics. Magnets made out of this material are used in nuclear spin tomography and in wind generators, they drive water pumps of heavy trucks and keep tools steady.

The magnets are manufactured using a mixture of neodymium, iron and boron which is pressed into form and sintered. They are then magnetized with a strong electric impulse. The energy used for magnetization, however, is not what keeps the magnet working. Several suppliers of those magnets have assured us that the power of the magnets doesn’t diminish – even after years of use. So it seems that the magnets can do work constantly without getting degraded. The only thing those magnets don’t like is great heat.Engel’s idea was that it should be possible to convert that power of the magnets into rotary motion. He built a machine made of brass, resembling a miniature lathe.

The rotor is a disc with magnets fixed to it. The shaft turns in ceramic bearings. A disc magnet fixed at the correct angle and distance from the rotor but which itself is able to rotate (Engel calls it the mirror) can affect the rotor magnets.

There is attractive and repulsive force, depending on the orientation of the poles: the rotor can thus be set in continuous motion, as long as the mirror keeps rotating. The mirror’s rotation regulates the speed of the rotor.

The exact form and disposition of the parts is difficult to ascertain, Engel had to experiment at length with those parameters. If the mirror is a tad too distant, the magnetic field breaks down.

On the other hand, if it is too close, the neodymium magnets will rip the construction apart. The mirror hangs in a kind of outrigger. Two electric wires connect to the lower end with crocodile clips. There is a tiny electric motor that rotates the mirror. So it isn’t possible to do without electricity altogether? The inventor signals his disagreement.
“Eight milliamperes at nine volts”, he says. That is only a control mechanism. The power at the shaft is much greater. Engel also thought about a mechanical drive for the mirror directly from the rotor shaft, but opted against this as it would considerably increase mechanical complexity.

We wanted to know more. The rotation is about 400 RPM. We don’t have an instrument to measure mechanical power. So we are having to use the finger brake. It is difficult to stop the rotation by grabbing the shaft. The motor only comes to a standstill after considerable heat developed on the calluses of our hands.
A little hand made propeller out of plexiglass doesn’t impress the motor at all; we would really like to know how much power the machine turns out. With a bit of dexterity, one can turn the mirror by hand and set the rotor in motion. There is hardly any resistance when turning the mirror. We therefore hazard an assertion: The output felt at the shaft is clearly greater than the input needed to give the impulse. Of course measurement was only done with human sensors.

Mr. Engel is convinced that his machine uses the enormous energy which is inherent in quanta, those inconceivably small components of atoms which were first described by the physicist Max Planck in the early part of the last century. He therefore calls his machine an “quantum deviation apparatus”. – German Inventor solves permanent magnet motor puzzle

Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century

Back in the late 60s and early 70s the US military built Thorium-Fueled reactors and designed them for aircraft and was very

Thorium Concept Car - Image Courtesy www.greenpacks.com
Thorium Concept Car – Image Courtesy www.greenpacks.com

successful. These small nuclear reactors would never go critical and blow up due to the design. Now a new concept car has arrived and has great potential for a fuel source. By the way if you actually study Nuclear Physics there is only 3 to 5 pages that cover thorium reactors due to their size and popularity.

There are now over one billion cars traveling roads around the world directly and indirectly costing trillions of dollars in material resources, time and noxious emissions. Imagine all these cars running cleanly for 100 years on just 8 grams of fuel each.

Laser Power Systems (LPS) from Connecticut, USA, is developing a new method of automotive propulsion with one of the most dense materials known in nature: thorium. Because thorium is so dense it has the potential to produce tremendous amounts of heat. The company has been experimenting with small bits of thorium, creating a laser that heats water, produces steam and powers a mini turbine.
Current models of the engine weigh 500 pounds, easily fitting into the engine area of a conventionally-designed vehicle. According to CEO Charles Stevens, just one gram of the substance yields more energy than 7,396 gallons (28,000 L) of gasoline and 8 grams would power the typical car for a century.

The idea of using thorium is not new. In 2009, Loren Kulesus designed the Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept Car. LPS is developing the technology so it can be mass-produced. Read More Source

Converting Static Eletricicity to Usable Energy

Tesla was right. Not my Electronics teacher in Tech School. One of the first things they told us was static electricity can’t be used for wimhurst-leddoing work. That really never made much sense to me becouse Capasitors Store their charge Using a Static Electricity. Now here is a real short video on a Wimhurst generator running a led. Thanks NTezla for posting this. NTezla I assume made the transformer (that PVC pipe) the generator hooks to, there in the center before the circut and LED. It steps down the voltage and steps up the current. basicly thats what transformers do. Then is rectified and turned to DC and into the led. If you missed my first Wimhurst post see it here http://freernrg.com/a-purely-capacitive-generator/

A New VAWT Design: For Generating Electricity

A Wind Turbine for your Roof Top. Jonathan Walters at global data research has come up with another great design for a wind VAWT1turbine.Freedom. We all want it and many of us fight for it on many different levels. However, as in all things freedom has a cost. Here in the U.S.A. the square root of our freedom is access to electricity and clean fresh water. These two requirements of life come at a price, we all must pay for the right to be alive and flourish, and for many of us this does not come cheap enough.

I designed this Wind Engine for three distinct purposes: to allow any person or business who utilizes it as a means to increase autonomy from any “grid” utility system which underpins their safety net in the event of catastrophy; to allow large corporations access to a technology which will enhance their energy production and bottom line; to allow the production of electricity and fresh water in economically depressed areas of the planet.Site home page here is the design info and pricing (sorry for not getting this done earler:2112)

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