Monday, July 4, 2011

A Delay

Well, after blowing the fuse in one of my multimeters, and needing a couple of other parts, I had to wait to work with the motor again.

Now that it's up and running, I found something odd. Two of my batteries, which were drained down to 3.5 V or so, would cause the safety lamps across the emitter and collector to light. I don't know what to make of this. One other battery was fine, so I've been working with it.

Now, I've got another battery in, and the lamps lit bright, with almost no current reading from the power supply, but once the motor got up to speed, the lamps dimmed, and things appear to be running normally.

I need to spend more time analyzing how the cct works!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Observations

Well, today I spent some more time with my motor. Learning more about the intricacies of the wonderful world of Bedini. Don't know how to interpret my latest findings, so I'll just post my observations until I can make better sense of them.

Been running the 6-pole for awhile, with mixed results. Seems that I can't get my 12V batteries to charge all the way up to 12 V, and I top out around 11.5V or something similar. Then I drain them using a 12V 120mA computer fan. Then recharge.

I've recharged batteries singly and in pairs (batteries in parallel so the full radiant 'spike' is across each battery. This doesn't seem to produce good result for me.

So, I switched back to the 3-pole configuration, which is the original. With only three poles, I got a jump in RPM, and corresponding voltage. I was also able to further reduce the current draw from the primary (still the power supply) to about 110 mA.

Because the additional coils that came with my kit were wound with really fine wire (about #30), and the driver coils on the kit itself have thicker wire (about #26) I unwound one of the #30 coils and rewound it with #26. There are more winds on this coil than on the originals that came with the motor....

When I added this extra coil to the setup, I got a massive jump in RPM--almost double. I'm guessing because I don't have the RPM meter yet, but the rotor is really moving! The corresponded with an increase in current to about 180 mA. Without proper measurement, this seems like a good trade off to me.

But something strange happened. Unlike before, when I simply tuned the cct to minimize the current draw on the primary, this time, I had a lower RPM with my pot set to 0 ohms, and RPM would 'kick up' along with first a jump, then reduction in current draw. I could then add resistance with the pot to further reduce current, while still maintaining this higher RPM.

As a result, it seems that not only can I minimize the current by tuning the resistive load, but there seems to be some point of resonance, where everything works together really well, and RPM jumps while current load falls. This is seemingly contradictory, but is likely due to the new coil having a different 'tuning point' (I should try and calculate the inductance of the coil).

Lots of interesting findings, but no magic bullet just yet that will allow me to amaze my friends with an overunity device. However, the motor becomes more mysterious (for me at least) the more I play with it.

I think I'm going to have to start posting to the forums to get some feedback on my setup.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Some Observations on the SSG.

So, I've been playing with the Bedini motor for awhile and am starting to understand some of the nuances of how it's supposed to work.

Early on, I had a few failed attempts at charging batteries, and got what is described as surface charge (something I need to investigate more). Initially, the motor would draw in the area of around 1000 mA. This would provide a charging voltage for the batteries. 

After some playing around with the cct, I've found that the cct needs to be tuned. Once controlling the input current, I can get a high RPM and output voltage on 10% of the original current. Presently, I'm charging a pair of 12 V batteries in parallel on a 6-pole monopole configuration with a current draw of about 120 mA. MUCH lower power.

In fact, it seems that the current draw on the primary is unrelated to the voltage at the output and the time to charge the batteries. This is VERY promising, and reinforces the idea that radiant energy is charging the battery, and that overunity might be possible. 

Tuning the cct involved a number of variables:
  1. The input trim resistor, to minimize current
  2. The amount of inductance (?) based on the position of the core of the inductor
  3. The speed (RPM) of the motor.
Next steps are to understand how the RPM affects the output voltage. Second, I need to better understand the nature of inductance, and how adjusting the coils affects the RPM, current draw, and output voltage. Also, attempt to run the cct off a charged battery. I don't see why I can't run the motor using a radiantly-charged battery, as oneness has reported.

Overall, some really promising insights tonight, but still a lot to discover.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bedini 3-pole Up and Running

I've got my Bedini 3-pole monopole motor up and running. Here's a photo:

My Bedini 3-pole monopole motor running off a 12V power supply and charging a battery. The top generator coil is also driving the bank of LEDs just for fun.

The basics of what I understand about this motor so far:
  1. It's an electric motor and a battery charger, using high-voltage, low-current pulsed DC to charge the battery.
  2. The motor uses a bifilar coil (the bottom one) which has two windings on the spool. One drives the motor (with the two others) and the other winding is used to switch the primary cct on and off. This provide the fluxing field that provides the voltage spikes.
Here's a pretty good site with lots of info on the Bedini SSG. A number of people have replicated the motor, and achieved a Coefficient of Performance (COP) greater than one (more than 100% efficient):

One very good report, with multiple, repeated overunity results:

Now, the trick here is that we need to understand that of course, the system isn't more than 100% efficient. Just like a solar cell or wind generator, there is an external source of energy being put into the system.

With this system, the same phenomena applies. We use energy to get the wheel spinning and generating the pulsed DC voltage spikes (seen to be as high as 200 V on a small apparatus like mine). This is a replication of Tesla's gap discharge experiments. This involves a poorly understood form of electricity that Bedini calls Radiant Energy.

We achieve a COP>1 though capturing and utilizing the radiant energy spikes. Much more radiant energy can be captured in the battery and subsequently used to do work (run a fan or light, etc.) than the energy used to rotate the motor.

It turns out that we simply don't have a suitable theoretical model for the radiant energy obtained by this system. And because so much science has gotten ass-backwards, if there's no theory, then it's impossible and won't be investigated. Good lab results are ignored if they don't fit an existing framework.