The motor and the alternator are then mounted securely in exact alignment and coupled together. The switching of the direction of the housing on the drive motor allows all of the jumpering to be on the same side of the two units when they are coupled together, facing each other:
The input drive may be from an inverter driven from a battery charged via a solar panel. The system how needs to be 'tuned' and tested. This involves finding the best 'starting' capacitor which will be switched into the circuit for a few seconds at start-up, and the best 'running' capacitor.
To summarise: This device takes a low-power 110 Volt AC input and produces a much higher-power electrical output which can be used for powering much greater loads than the input could power. The output power is much higher than the input power. This is free-energy under whatever name you like to apply to it. One advantage which should be stressed, is that very little in the way of construction is needed, and off-the-shelf motors are used. Also, no knowledge of electronics is needed, which makes this one of the easiest to construct free-energy devices available at the present time. One slight disadvantage is that the tuning of the "Prime Mover" motor depends on its loading and most loads have different levels of power requirement from time to time.
It is not essential to construct the RotorVeter exactly as shown above, although that is the most common form of construction. The Muller Motor mentioned earlier, can have a 35 kilowatt output when precision-constructed as Bill Muller did. One option therefore, is to use one Baldor motor jumpered as the "Prime Mover" drive motor and have it drive one or more Muller Motor style rotors to generate the output power:
As the objective is to increase the output power and attempt to keep the motor loading as even as possible to make it possible to tune the motor power input as close to the "sweet" resonant point of its operation, another alternative springs to mind. The output power generator which has the least variation in shaft power for changes in electrical output, namely the Ecklin-Brown generator as described in Chapter 1:
The electrical power generated in the coils wound on the I-Section is substantial and the key factor is that the power needed to rotate the shaft is almost unaffected by the current draw from the pick-up coils. These generator sets could be stacked in sequence and still facilitate the tuning of the "Prime Mover" drive motor:
Phil Wood, has many years of experience working with all varieties of electric motor, has come up with a very clever circuit variation for the RotoVerter system. His design has a 240 volt Prime Mover motor driven with 240 volt AC. The revised circuit now has automated start-up and it provides an extra DC output which can be used to power additional equipment. His circuit is shown here:
Phil specifies the diode bridges as 20 amp 400 volt and the output capacitor as 4000 to 8000 microfarads 370 volt working. The ON/OFF switch on the DC output should be 10 amp 250 volt AC working. The circuit operates as follows:
The charge capacitor "C" needs to be fully discharged before the motor is started, so the press-button switch is pressed to connect the 1K resistor across the capacitor to discharge it fully. If you prefer, the press-button switch and resistor can be omitted and the switch to the DC load closed before the AC input is applied. The switch must then be opened and the AC connected. The starting capacitor "S" and capacitor "R" both operate at full potential until capacitor "C" begins to charge. As capacitor "C" goes through its charging phase, the resistance to capacitors "R" and "S" increases and their potential capacitance becomes less, automatically following the capacitance curve required for proper AC motor operation at start-up.
After a few seconds of run time, the output switch is operated, connecting the DC load. By varying the resistance of the DC load, the correct tuning point can be found. At that point, the DC load resistance keeps both of the capacitors "R" and "S" operating at a potentially low capacitance value.
The operation of this circuit is unique, with all of the energy which is normally wasted when the AC motor is starting, being collected in the output capacitor "C". The other bonus is where a DC load is powered for free while it keeps capacitors "R" and "S" in their optimum operating state. The DC load resistance needs to be adjusted to find the value which allows automatic operation of the circuit. When that value has been found and made a permanent part of the installation, then the switch can be left on when the motor is started (which means that it can be omitted). If the switch is left on through the starting phase, capacitor "C" can be a lower value if the DC load resistance is high enough to allow the capacitor to go through its phase shift.
The capacitor values shown above were those found to work well with Phil's test motor which was a three-winding, 5 horsepower, 240 volt unit. Under test, driving a fan, the motor draws a maximum of 117 watts and a variable speed 600 watt drill was used for the DC load. The motor operates at its full potential with this circuit.
The circuit will need different capacitors for operation with a 120 Volt AC supply. The actual values are best determined by testing with the motor which is to be used, but the following diagram is a realistic starting point:
The 120 V AC motor runs very smoothly and quietly drawing only 20 watts of input power.
Advancing the design even further, Phil has now produced an extremely clever design by introducing an additional DC motor/generator coupled to the "Prime Mover" motor. The coupling is nominally mechanical with the two motors physically linked together with a belt and pulleys, but the electrical linking is such that the two motors will synchronise automatically if the mechanical linkage is omitted. I should like to express my thanks to him for sharing this information, diagrams and photographs freely.
This circuit is very clever as the DC motor/generator automatically adjusts the running of the AC motor both at startup and under varying loading. Also, the selection of the capacitors is not so critical and no manual intervention is needed at startup. In addition, the DC motor/generator can be used as an additional source of electricity.
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