I've been a huge fan of Nikola Tesla for many years now, ever since I learned about all the great technology he brought into this world and how his
legacy has been suppressed. However it was only recently that I've truly started to understand some of the technology created by this man. There are
so many conspiracy theories and false data floating around the internet that it makes it extremely hard to separate the truth from all the nonsense.
So I want to make a conscious effort in this thread to avoid as much of the nonsense as possible.
One of the more common claims we hear is that Tesla invented free energy and was going to share it with the world via his Wardenclyffe tower, which is
actually false as far as I can tell. Now I haven't read all of Tesla's patents properly, but it certainly looks to me like there is nothing about free
energy generation in any of his patents. We will examine the Wardenclyffe tower shortly but first we need to look at a few things so that by the time
we get to it you should already understand the purpose of it and how it works.
Now before we get into any of the good stuff there is one other common myth about Tesla that I want to point out. His patent titled "Apparatus for the
Utilization of Radiant Energy" is also often claimed to be the description of a free energy device. It is actually a free energy device in a sense,
when Tesla uses the phrase "radiant energy" he is referring to ambient radiation like sunlight or other types of electromagnetic radiation. He was
essentially using the word in the same way that we use it today
You can find a list of Tesla patents here
and if you take a look at the radiant energy
patent you will see that Tesla makes it very clear in the description that the device is used the same way as a solar panel might be used (note the
globe device shining radiation onto the plate). What the patent describes is the photoelectric
, which is said to be caused when the photons in the radiation excite the electrons in the atoms of the collector plate and cause a
current to flow. So it is a free energy device if you want to count energy from the sun as being free energy, but it's nothing more than that.
Now let us examine what I personally believe is Tesla's most interesting and profound invention. The invention that I am speaking of is described in
US patent number 645,576 and 649,621. Tesla liked to submit two patents for the same invention but had them worded slightly differently as to cover
all his bases, but both patents describe the same concept. And what they describe is a method for the wireless transmission of energy over long
distances with very little losses, unlike our modern system of transmitting power.
One of the things that amazed me most when I first looked at some of Tesla's patents was the simplicity of them. It does remind one that Tesla was
working at the very start of the electronic age, an age which he almost single handedly led us to. But the simplicity of his designs can also be very
deceiving, because the actual mechanism behind how they work isn't usually so easy to understand. This particular invention is a great example of
that. Science cannot explain how this device transmits energy so efficiently, yet it clearly does.
"That electrical energy can be economically transmitted without wires to any terrestrial distance, I have unmistakably established in numerous
observations, experiments and measurements, qualitative and quantitative. These have demonstrated that it is practicable to distribute power from a
central plant in unlimited amounts, with a loss not exceeding a small fraction of one per cent, in the transmission, even to the greatest distance,
twelve thousand miles — to the opposite end of the globe." ~ Nikola Tesla
First of all I just want to note that when Tesla uses the word "unlimited" here he means that the technology can output energy to an unlimited number
of homes, but you must still have a power plant to provide the energy. So the question is why aren't we using this if it works? We've all heard about
the current wars, AC vs DC, Tesla vs Edison, but what we don't hear about is the story of longitudinal waves vs transverse waves, Tesla vs Hertz, the
war Tesla lost. From the results of his experiments, Tesla was led to conclude that a new type of wave must exist.
Nikola Tesla constantly wrote about what he called non-Hertzian waves. During his epochal visit to Colorado Springs in 1899, he made new
discoveries about the nature of electromagnetic waves, known to some as stationary or longitudinal waves, to others as scalar waves.
Heinrich Hertz (1857—1894), the discoverer of electromagnetic or "wireless" waves, described the action of electric and magnetic fields as radiating
from a wire in transverse waves (the familiar up and down sinewave-like motion) that would equal the speed of light. The measurement of frequencies as
cycles per second was changed to Hertz, or, Hz in his honor. Hertz's discoveries would later be more fully understood and taken up by such great
giants like Tesla, but in his time Hertz had no idea what these "radio" waves could be used for.
Nikola Tesla advanced the electromagnetism theory into new dimensions, further than Hertz and other scientists of his time could conceive. He
described his "wireless" waves being far superior to Hertzian waves, which diminish with distance. Tesla foretold of a brilliant new future for
humankind, using his non-Hertian "wireless system," including the ability to generate power and transmit it to various parts of the globe.
Two very good demonstrational videos that I suggest you watch on this subject are Tesla's
Longitudinal Electricity - Eric Dollard, Peter Lindemann & Tom Brown
and Tesla Wireless Power
Transmission - Steve Jackson
. I'll admit at this point that even I don't fully understand these theories, but after a lot of reading it's
beginning to make more sense to me, so hopefully I will be able to explain how Tesla's wireless energy transmission works in a clear and factual
manner which is easy to understand.
The above diagram shows the basic difference between a transverse wave and a longitudinal wave. Some examples of these types of waves can be observed
in earthquakes and the seismic waves that travel through the Earth. The P-waves are compression waves which are longitudinal in nature and travel much
faster than the S-waves which are shear waves that are transverse in nature and arrive later than the P-waves because they are slower. What Tesla was
talking about works on the same basic principle but it deals with electromagnetism.
One of the great achievements of science was merging electricity and magnetism into the theory of electromagnetism. This has led to many wonderful
advancements and virtually all of our modern technology is based on electromagnetism in one way or another. But it seems we often forget that
electromagnetism is made up of two different elements which in some cases can be treated as separate entities. What Tesla seems to be doing is making
use of longitudinal electric waves which are transmitted through a standing electric field which exists between the metallic dome antennas.
If you go back and look at the circuit diagram for the wireless device you'll note that the only connection between the devices is the ground/earth.
But it is fairly well established within mainstream science that you need a closed circuit for power to flow. One part of the circuit is the ground
which links the devices together and the other part of the circuit is the capacitive electric field set up between the metallic nodes. It's very
important to note that all of Tesla's wireless devices need a connection to the ground.
(scene from Prestige)
If you read up on Tesla technology you'll probably come across stuff about one-wire energy transmission. Upon closer examination you'll find that what
they're actually talking about is the ground connection between the devices. Instead of using the ground you can use normal wire to connect the
devices together and then it seems like you are transmitting power over just one wire, but they're forgetting about the other wireless part of the
circuit (in the patent diagram it's the two elevated domes but it still works without using large antenna, just not as well).
Now the diagram shown above is essentially the same device but it has been very much simplified to make it easier to understand and the devices are
connected together with a single wire instead of through the ground. It is more efficient using wires but that is what gives people the impression
that energy is being sent over one wire, when in reality wireless energy is being sent between the devices in the form of longitudinal electric waves
which are actually faster than standard electromagnetic waves which are transverse waves.
Remember, light is electromagnetic radiation, so to claim Tesla's longitudinal waves are faster than electromagnetic waves is a pretty big deal, but
it can be readily observed by building one of these devices. I should mention that the devices must be in resonance to work properly, which is
achieved by tuning the coils. Tesla states in the patent that when a source of pulsated or oscillating current is fed into coil C of the first device,
corresponding currents are induced in coil A of the second device.
There are a lot of myths about the Wardenclyffe tower, but what was it really meant to do? It is a huge version of the wireless transmission device.
So yes, he did intend to send power around the world wireless by using the earth as the ground connection. Each house would have a smaller receiver
module with a ground connection and also an elevated dome antenna. In the patent Tesla shows only two devices next to each other, the transmitter and
the receiver, however it's also possible to have multiple or unlimited receiving devices all operating on the same resonate frequency.
So the Wardenclyffe tower was essentially a huge wireless transmitter device, and in the patent for the Wardenclyffe tower Tesla clearly states that
it is based off the exact same principle as described in the two patents for wireless energy transmission. It wasn't designed to suck energy from the
ionosphere or anything outlandish like that, it needs to be supplied with a source of current. In the patent Tesla suggests that a suitable source of
current for primary C may be an alternator.
In conclusion, there is nothing extraordinary about the Wardenclyffe tower apart from the fact that it could transmit power around the world
wirelessly. That is still quite extraordinary however, and it's the real reason why the funding for the Wardenclyffe tower was pulled. Even if Tesla
wasn't planning to give free energy to the world, he still wanted to give efficient wireless energy to the world and that was still a big enough
threat to the establishment to have this idea squashed and relinquished to the realms of forgotten history.
edit on 25/8/2013 by ChaoticOrder
because: (no reason given)