The Following is an update composed for the engineers working on the QEG written by James Robitaille. It can be found for comments and discussion at the following link on the be-do.com website link here:
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QEG Synopsis: 5-Feb-15
Update – Present Stage of QEG Development, Latest Findings, & Call for Experiments
From: James Robitaille / FTW HQ, Morocco
We’ve successfully built 5 machines ourselves, and have confirmation of reaching resonance from at least 10 other builders around the world. At the present point in development, the machine will produce a maximum of about 800 Watts output, for input of about 1,000 Watts. So we’re still 200 Watts away from unity (input and output at same level).
When I say “reaching resonance”, this is the 1st level (basic resonance) of 3 levels of resonance we’ll need to reach before the machine will run itself, and produce usable output to power loads. The most recent work (December, 2014) was targeted at experimenting with methods to obtain the other 2 resonances, and we expect to reach that point before the end of the 10 week QEG course, but we need your help.
The remaining 2 resonances involve using the core’s mechanical resonant frequency to produce additional potential (voltage) through the piezoelectric effect (2nd resonance), and then using the exciter coil (which is a type of antenna) to establish the 3rd resonance which brings in further energy from the surrounding environment to ‘electrify’ the QEG core (this is the “quantum energy” the QEG’s name refers to).
The machine was originally designed in the 1930’s when modern electronics were not available, and electronics are not needed to generate output power well in excess of the input power used to run the motor and spin the rotor. Electronics are needed only for the frequency conversion (400Hz to 50/60Hz), and output voltage regulation (120/240 VAC). We have several different electronic (and some electromagnetic) solutions that can be applied once we reach that point in development, and of course we’ll use the most efficient method.
Latest Findings from Experiments in Florida
The recent experiments done in Florida, USA showed some promising results. However, we had to stop working to pack up the lab and make the move here to Morocco before we could further evaluate the results. The lab equipment is en route to us here in Morocco, but we’re not sure how soon it will arrive. So, rather than waiting for us to resume work after setting up the Morocco lab, then releasing our findings to all the groups and individuals with working QEGs (or close to that point), we want to ask you, the QEG builders, experimenters, and students, to try the following experiments, and help us all get to the next stages of completion.
2nd RESONANCE – CORE MECHANICAL RESONANCE
Our first attempt to find this frequency was to use a VFD (variable frequency drive) for an AC motor, driving a variac, to create a continuously variable voltage and frequency signal of 0-120VAC @ 47-450Hz. The plan was to simulate the QEG operating in resonance throughout the entire frequency range between 47-450Hz (720 to 6,750 RPM), without actually spinning the rotor, or switching resonance capacitors in and out. This continuously variable (sweep) signal was then coupled to a 9,000V neon sign transformer, with output connected to the QEG primaries (to simulate the actual QEG primary voltage) – See schematic here:
File Name: QEGcorefreqsweepsetup.pdf
We then connected a scope across the secondary windings, to look for resonance peaks while manually sweeping the input (primary) frequency. The results of the test were inconclusive due to the neon sign transformer’s limited output current (only 30mA). This proved to be insufficient power to drive the core. However, this led us to a modification of the test, which did prove successful.
A 600 Watt automotive audio power amplifier (with 12VDC switching power supply) was employed this time, to drive the low impedance (approx. 1.5Ω) secondaries, wired in series. We used a 20MHz signal/function generator to drive the audio amp with a 50% duty cycle square wave signal, between about 47Hz and 2,000Hz (2kHz). We then connected the scope across the primary windings (also wired in series) and observed the core’s response to the input signals. The output level from the signal generator was set to about 18V, just below clipping of the signal, and the rotor was held stationary, in alignment with 2 of the pole pieces (for maximum inductance) – See schematic here:
File Name: QEGcoremechanicalresonancesweepsetup.pdf
The test was done with no load (resistance) across the primaries, in order that all aspects of the signal could be observed, including reflections and harmonics. The results provided several of the answers we’ve been looking for, both directly and by inference;
1. The input square wave converted to a sine wave at the output (this is a known but interesting effect when working with inductors, and is effective for determining harmonic content).
CALL TO OUR PROJECT SUPPORTERS TO PERFORM EXPERIMENTS – ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK COILS
To those of you who have reached resonance (or are close), we propose to add feedback coils on top of both secondary coils, in an experiment to transfer energy back and forth between the primary and secondary windings. With reference to Tesla’s work, we would expect to see several effects realized:
The experiment may be easier to do on a core without epoxy since there will be more room between the secondary coils and the endplates, although it can still be done on either style to prove the concept.
File Name: AdditionalCoilSetupv1.pdf
• The optimum number of turns will have to be determined experimentally. We would start with 350 turns per winding (same as secondary number of turns), but this could be reduced (or increased) depending on how much space you have. The turns count should be the same for both coils in any case, to keep the system balanced.
File Name: QEGoriginalsetupw-feedback_xp.pdf
Please interact with other engineers, builders, and experimenters, and let us know your results, questions, problems, observations, etc., and we will move this along!