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I saw on Johnny Carson (a couple of decades ago) a man who used a permanent magnet generator to power his whole house. It wasn't exactly prepetual because bearings would eventually wear out. Other than that, it would last virtually forever. Before electronics were invented, it was impossible to carry enough current in a single wire without making the wire (and the whole unit) extremely large. Being that large, it could not be 'self sufficient'. The amount of current generated when passing a copper wire through a magnet is the same wether the wire is one thousandth of an inch or one half an inch. Making a coil using tiny wire eventually will cause it to get hot and burn up. Therefore, the mindset was that since you needed such a large wire, 'prepetual' generation was impossible. Now with electronics, it is possible to create smaller coils with small wire (which would not burn up from over-current) and use many of them then 'add' the current together with electronics (diodes come to mind) to achieve an end result of many ampres. Some of the electricity can be 'siphoned' off to run a 'motor' that would rotate the permanent magnet through the coil(s) of wires - thereby making it run itself. I have talked to a few people who sell magnets and they asked me if I was a student at one of the local universities. Apparently they have had numerous students create these 'prepetual' generators for their thesis's - and they all worked find. The 'power' that a magnet can create has changed since their inception. I was told that a magnet 1" in diameter and 1" long is more powerful than magnets 100 times their size when they were first 'invented'. I also heard that GE was actually testing a refrigerator using one of these generators to power it. In order for them to get a patent on it, it had to run for 5 years without failure. A decade has passed since I've heard that. I imagine that the power companies would squash the idea by purchasing the rights or other unthinkable means. Where can I find out more information ? Such as finding plans, sources of parts, etc. without making enemy's out of the power companies. I don't want to put them out of business, I just would like to build my own 'prepetual' generator to power my house (or at least a light bulb). I know it can be done. I just want to be able to prove it. Sincerely, Larry Motylinski
Re: How do you build a 'prepetual' magnetic generator?
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