View Single Post
 
Old 10-02-2015, 03:22 AM
Dwane Dwane is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrtner View Post
Dear Dwane,

Surely, your machine is a Watson machine, isn't it?

30 page pamphlet is here:
http://radiant-powered.com/downloads...yGenerator.pdf

I haven't seen the book, and so we may be at crossed purposes. I am thinking in terms of the pamphlet which shows a relatively simple set up. Seeing the pulses on the two channels would be very useful.

Paul
Hi wrtner,
Thanks for the link. The copy I have contains pretty much what your book does with the exception that there is an extra section following the book which gives some additional circuit description. After that Tom Beardon is let loose.

I seem to recall John Bedini stating that although one might design spectacular coil arrangements for the "Energiser", the basic model still works well: or words to a similar effect. So I have followed the original design. I used a relatively large diameter wheel so as to enhance the peripheral effect of the magnets speeding across the coils; greater change and all that. I believe Watson used seven magnets and eight coils. I believe that he also rectified each coil separately, I have the coils running in series, as that is how I read the original construction details. I suppose it might be of little difference. Assuming that each of the wave peaks is clipped, then other than the angle offset of the asymmetrical magnet arrangement, there is still a lot of pulses flowing to the tank capacitor storage. Therefore if my machine is doing about 1100 RPM that gives 8800 clips per minute. Or approximately 147 pulses a second.

Looked at from the speed perspective this is not a fast acting pulse generator! However, and this is where I am failing somewhat. If I were able to capitalise on that frequency then I should be up there with the gods. That is why I am redesigning the circuit so that I can control the interacting pulse rates. Also, this approach will I think allow switching at the correct point so as to optimise the charge and discharge of the tank to minimise the current flowing from the battery and edge towards self excitation. Not beyond the bounds of impossibility. With the relays I think I am loosing too much of the inherent design efficiency in the switching time. Also these are extremely difficult to synchronise, which is ok for a set speed, but, slippage comes in if there is any deviation of frequency.

I am awaiting the delivery of some components. Hopefully, I should be up and running by next Wednesday: Friday at the latest I hope.

Cheers

Dwane
__________________
 
Reply With Quote