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Old 02-15-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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I came across this the other day, its so simple in construction and how it works. Im really surprised this guy has not ended up dead due to a 'suicide'.

John Searl Solution : Searl Effect Generator

It kind of reminds me of an experiment we did in high school physics class where we made counter rotating magnetic rings, the effects were incredible. Some of the things that could be done if this was scaled up would be amazing...but it would be disastrous for the energy industry.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:10 PM
 
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"In this manner, each roller can also induce eddy currents of mutual induction between the copper surfaces to form a frictionless ‘magnetic bearing’ "

Eddy currents - by definition - are losses and generate heat. It is a form of friction.

A Faraday generator is probably a much more efficient system. The few that were made with giant copper disks were impressive.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:13 AM
 
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"In this manner, each roller can also induce eddy currents of mutual induction between the copper surfaces to form a frictionless ‘magnetic bearing’ "

Eddy currents - by definition - are losses and generate heat. It is a form of friction.

A Faraday generator is probably a much more efficient system. The few that were made with giant copper disks were impressive.
What about the anti-grav this produces?

Counter rotating magnetic rings also produce this same effect.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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So, it appears to be a permanent magnet motor with maglev bearings.

There are probably some valid technical reasons why this concept has not been widely used. You might be able to get a sense of this by looking at the large amount of specially built support equipment and the paucity of pictures of actual motors assembled with housings, shafts, etc.; and comparing the size of the Searle support equipment (rooms full of stuff) to the size of, say, a commercially available 10 HP 3 phase induction motor (about the size of 2 basketballs).

It seems to me that if this kind of motor offered an advantage over conventional permanent magnet motors, or 3 phase induction motors, or the other multitude of types of motors currently in high volume mass production, that at least they would publish some performance curves showing said advantages. If you go to the website of any motor manufacturer that sells actual hardware (not vaporware) you can easily find such curves.

I suspect that the electrical and size efficiency of this device are actually very poor and the cost per unit power very high.
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