Just some thoughts from my side. As unfortunately most of what is said about Tesla on the net is simply not correct.
To everyone interested in Tesla's work: Please read the original articles from Tesla himself and not some nutty interpretation from the net.
I think much of the misunderstanding from people reading Tesla is based on poor electrical knowledge coupled with an expecting biased view.
Like that people interprete complete wrong things into Tesla's words. E.g. Lyne is a famous example. If you take the parts, he cites about Tesla
mentioned the Anti-Grav or OU, you clearly recognize that Tesla meant something completely different, and only someone without knowledge in (HV)
electronics can interpret it that way.
Like Lyne with his generator many people seem to think, that if you accumulate energy in an oscillator, that you get OU.
"Look, there's now more energy in the oscillator, than the input energy". But they do not seem to realize that this is just accumulated energy, and
that you cannot get continuous output energy with such a high power. Many of the QEG supporters also seem to make this error."
Just ask yourself:
Tesla proposed to transmit energy from all around the globe to where it shall be used, with his magnifying transmitter. But he himself stated, that
now such transmitting towers can be built directly at the power plants. Like that power plants, like water, geothermic, wind, ... can be built
everywhere on the world, where they are economic and you just have to place such a tower beside it to transmit it globally.
Why should he propose transmitting energy with his tower from conventional power plants, if he had any OU device???
Tesla surely thought and speculated, that maybe it is possible to make an OU device.
But actually Tesla never said, he had made an OU device.
Well except for one exception. And as from his description of this invention it is clear, what it was: A heat pump. And yes, a heat pump is OU. But
not the type of OU we want.
You must be aware, that at Tesla's time it wasn't yet known, that some types of energy are less "in quality" than others. That's the reason, why
you cannot make a self looping device from a heat pump. As any conversion back to mechanical energy from the heat pump OU heat difference has a
reciprocal efficiency that equals or is less than the heat pump efficiency for generating the temp difference.
Back to the "Wireless transmission of energy":
IMHO it is actually quite forward how the tower(s) should have worked, as Tesla explained it several times in several different articles.
(e.g. this article: www.tfcbooks.com...
a nice comparison picture can also be seen in this article:
and obviously also in a subchapter of the famous "THE PROBLEM OF INCREASING HUMAN ENERGY")
(there are actually a lot of articles describing his system, this was just a small sample. But I guess you all know them anyway...)
The principle was simple. He recognized that the earth was an electrical conductor. And that you could therefore create standing waves on it, so that
somewhere else you could again connect a receiver to it.
How good this would really work in reality is still an open question. But I strongly guess the losses would be terrible...
It is obvious that such a system would need a very good electrical connection to the earth, and even Tesla himself stated how important the earthing
of the tower was to get a good grip to the earth. He went down about 30m 'til groundwater and from there he went out on 4 sides and drove 12 steel
shafts almost a further 100m down into the earth. Although he stated in the later court trial it were 16, later sonic measurements only showed 4*3=12
of them. Still impressive. He made a special device to drive these steel shafts down...
IMHO the history is quite obvious (but that's just my 2 cents):
To have the most impression on the earth capacitor you need to oscillate a lot of energy (as much as possible). So what you want is a resonator with a
very high q factor.
But Tesla had to recognize that in a normal "Tesla coil" the lose coupling between the secondary and the primary was still limiting the q factor,
for the primary circuit still damped the secondary circuit.
Additionally the lose coupling is a big problem if you want to couple a lot of energy continuously, what was intended for a running transmission
Both these problems are solved with a magnifier system:
* Very high q factor.
Simply because the extra coil as main resonator hasn't any inductive coupling to another circuit, so no energy get's coupled again out of the
* Very high Power-Coupling
Simply because you have a very high coupling between the primary and the secondary. Like that in each period a lot of energy can be coupled into the
resonator. The important thing here is, that the secondary impedance is very small compared to the extra coil.
That's why he used as primary/secondary a coil with big diameter and only very few turns secondary.
Sure, there is some coupling out through the secondary, as the secondary is obviously also part of the resonator. But this is why it is important that
the impedance of the secondary is very small, for then only a marginal part again get's coupled out of the resonator into the primary.
The funny thing is, almost all the magnifier constructions I saw on the net are IMHO not magnifier constructions. There they often feed the output of
one Tesla coil to another Tesla coil. But this again just limits the power and is not the idea of this construction.
This was the setup he used at Colorado Springs. But even there he realized, that this system would not be good enough for transmission, as the
resonating energy is still too small.
So he came up with another idea. Mainly to have a second completely free oscillator which gets top fed by the usual magnifier construction. This setup
can be seen in the "rare notes" from Tesla.
This free oscillator would not have any coupling anymore to another circuit except for the top feeding. But as the topload of the free oscillator is
very big, the energy accumulated in the free oscillator would be enormous for the same voltage as the energy in the magnifier construction feeding the
But, as said, I have my serious doubts if this transmission system would really have worked, as IMHO the losses would probably have been quite
But that's surely just a guess...
But back to the project of the russians. As explained, this system must have an extremely good connection to earth to function properly. I do not see,
that the russians are planning to do this. Additionally the resonator must have an enormous amount of energy oscillating to have a big enough impact
on the earth. And honestly: the planned tower from the russians is IMHO waaaayyy too small to have any usable effective impact on the earth to be
usably as a power transmitter.
The problem is: This idea doesn't really work in small scale...