reply to post by Studenofhistory
I have to admit, you are imaginative! That's a good thing, since it is by imagination that a solution to our energy problems will be found. So keep
In your proposal, we have to start thinking in terms of time as well. As you switch capacitor A on, current will start to flow into capacitor B
through the coil. This will create a magnetic field in the coil itself, and in doing so the coil will exhibit impedance (time-specific resistance) to
the flow of current. As the current is slowed by the impedance, the impedance will actually decrease, so what we have is a self-regulating current
Also, however, as the current flows into capacitor B, the voltage on it will increase, while the voltage on capacitor A decreases. This will also tend
to slow the flow of current through the coil.
The end result will be that both capacitors will end up with 1/2 of the original voltage on capacitor A (assuming they are the same value), but only
after a specific length of time determined by the size of the capacitors (amount of electrical energy stored), the size and impedance of the coil, and
the initial voltages. The counter EMF will exhibit itself, but it will be immediately bucked by the application of the voltages on the capacitor. In
other words, it will not provide more energy to the system, but instead will simply slow the electrical flow between capacitors.
I have a copy of that ebook you mentioned, and it contains some very interesting designs. I have actually built or researched many of the ideas in it
myself. Most simply will not work, due to either a misunderstanding of the forces involved or a flaw in the design. A few are questionable. A few more
appear to have great promise.
Bear in mind when you are looking at a book such as this that anything printed in it is by definition not patentable; it is either patented already or
is public domain due to it being published prior to patenting. So while it is a great idea to build something for yourself, it is also a poor idea to
think you can make anything profitable commercially from what is in the book.
Now if you can find a design in there that doesn't work, but has a sound principle behind it given a slightly different configuration....
Oh, and if you have it, could you provide the link to that book in this thread? I haven't been able to find it and I know several; members have
expressed interest in getting a copy.