Extra Energy Collection

A very effective additional circuit has been developed by David Kousoulides. This circuit allows extra current to be drawn off a RotoVerter while it is running, without increasing the input power needed to drive the RotoVerter. David's circuit can be used with a wide range of systems, but here it is being shown as an addition to the RotoVerter system, raising it's efficiency even higher than before.

As is common with many effective circuits, it is basically very simple looking, and it's apparent operation is easily explained. The objective is to draw additional current from the RotoVerter and use that current to charge one or more batteries, without loading the RotoVerter at all. The current take off is in the form of a rapid series of current pulses which can be heard as a series of faint clicks when fed into the battery.

Let us examine the circuit section by section:

First, we start with a standard "off the shelf" 3-phase motor. In this example, the motor is a 7.5 horsepower motor, which when wired in RotoVerter mode, using just a single-phase supply as shown here, only draws a very low amount of power when running, especially if the single-phase supply is about 25% of the voltage rating of the motor:

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