There are good reasons why they use batteries instead of capacitors. The idea is that they are harvesting a new and different form of energy
than what you are used to - "Radiant Energy".
A battery and capacitor are, for all intents and purposes, identical electronic components. A battery stores voltage potential in the form of
chemical bonds while a capacitor stores voltage potential in the form of electrostatics. The batteries are not actually utilized in the over-unity
mechanism - simply used to store power - an application where capacitors are identical - and more practical for power regulating and switching
Okay, if you watch the "Energy from the Vacuum" videos, Bedini says that it's the chemicals in the battery that interact with the Radiant energy
and trigger the battery to charge itself. He says that a battery is the only thing he has ever found that can convert Radiant energy into standard
You may be able to use capacitors too; I honestly don't know. That would be another question to ask the actual inventors...
It manifests and works differently than normal current and you can't measure it like you would normal current. Nor can you use it to power
This makes absolutely no sense, unless the theory is making the case that there is a "different form of current" that is capable of influencing the
chemical reactions within a battery - while not being detectable in any other sense....
Correct, that is the theory. You have it exactly! Bedini claims that he has discovered (or really, Nikola Tesla discovered) a new form of energy -
"Radiant" energy. It's almost like the opposite of normal current.
It's like an etheric "gas", or Plasma. It's cool, instead of hot, and you can't measure it in terms of volts and amps like you would normal
But when you pipe it off to a battery, he says the chemicals in the battery interact with the Radiant energy and trigger the battery to charge itself
up like mad. And you can have like 20 batteries in sequence and the Radiant energy can charge them all up at the same time.
Which, honestly, I'd have to see that one to believe it.
Exactly. It's something that you pretty much have to see in person to believe. You can't really prove it to skeptics in online forums - unless you
can convince them to actually try the experiment themselves
You will not see any kind of "over-unity" effect or energy gain in the system until you induce the secondary batteries to charge. The excess
energy manifests in the secondary batteries.
And what are we seeing in terms of a charge? Let's say I put your average 2.4 Amp-Hour battery rated at 1.2 Volts into the supply-power of this
thing, and connect four of the same (empty, no terminal voltage, bled through a resistor for a minimum of 12 hours prior) to the "charge" side of
this device. How many watt-hours will each of those batteries contain by time the device ceases operation from the single 2.88 Watt-hour battery?
That is a very good question. I've often wondered that myself.
I suppose it depends on what type of batteries you're using, and how many, for one thing.
That would be another thing to ask Bedini and Friedrich directly, or some of their supporters in other forums. I don't think anyone around here can
I'm not familiar with these chaps' business model. However, I've seen plenty of other start-up 'companies' that claim to have zero-point energy
and the like. They campaign around, asking for investments and disappear, in many cases. Others drag people out for years, suffer numerous
'accidents' and 'coercion' that prolong the "research" and "development" (even though they claim to already have a working device... it's
just not ready yet.... go figure). Millions of dollars and a decade or so later, the investors are at a total loss while the 'business owners'
retire to a summer residence in a resort community.
Open-sourcing works much better for this kind of technology. You are right, the inventors who try to go the usual route always seem to run into some
kind of bureaucratic brick wall.
It's almost as if "someone" out there does not want these devices mass produced......
So, again, I think the fact that Bedini and Friedrich are the only ones offering an open-source kit (to the best of my knowledge) works to their