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Old 12-16-2009, 11:10 AM
broli broli is offline
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42mA is far too generous. Remember this motor has frictionless bearings, it's wind down could be hours long. Just a small current pulse now and then and this will be spinning for months maybe. Here's an example of a frictionless homopolar motor:

YouTube - levitation Homopolar motor

As you see only a small initial pulse is needed to keep this spinning for quite a while.

Steorn had years to figure out the best demo setup, why not a real physical load instead of something that barely needs any energy?
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