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Old 01-15-2018, 06:39 PM
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Different PDF

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Sorry you are correct. It's not same pdf. I thought we were on the 3BGS subject here. I have seen this pdf some time ago but lost it. Thanks for re-posting it.

Yes that is a Matthew or Turion question. I'm constructing larger Dave's modified generator. Got more parts today.

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I'm not sure we are talking about the same PDF, wantomake.

The PDF what I mean ; is Matt hardcore guide to HIS teslaswitch, written in his own words.

Let me be very specific about this and add the file I am talking about ; as it seems to be forgotten.

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I understand that document is open source but since I have wrote it I have learned a lot and realize there is a tremendous amount of errors in it. The system outlined in that document does not work as good as the three battery setup, which now is what I would endorse above all else.

If you wouldn't mind could you take it down so people are not mislead or confused by conflicting setups. If not I understand, I'll direct all the questions to you. I cannot keep up with them.

Build the slow 3 battery setup for best benefit of your education.

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That was funny, made my day!

thanks for the 3512, maybe a blue moon also helps. Worked for me..
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I understand that document is open source but since I have wrote it I have learned a lot and realize there is a tremendous amount of errors in it. The system outlined in that document does not work as good as the three battery setup, which now is what I would endorse above all else.

If you wouldn't mind could you take it down so people are not mislead or confused by conflicting setups.

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That was initially my question ; I've removed the document as it will only misslead myself and other people.

That is not the goal here.
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Hi Dave!
Pulse is the answer!
And deep cycle!
Still trying to find my way after your last email. I have to do my homework first and then ask for the right questions. An effort not to look a complete idiot. People are watching.
Wantomake with his project also helps alot!!!
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Hi Dave!
Pulse is the answer!
And deep cycle!
Still trying to find my way after your last email. I have to do my homework first and then ask for the right questions. An effort not to look a complete idiot. People are watching.
Wantomake with his project also helps alot!!!
Darn it, I had to work all day so no shop time. Now a snow storm may be coming.

No if you are building you are smart and not an idiot. Glad the project is helping someone. Welcome to all builders.

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Just an update. Got my 90ah deep cycle batteries and wired them up! Just waiting for the motor now.

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Just an update. Got my 90ah deep cycle batteries and wired them up! Just waiting for the motor now.

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In the end cap that has the brush plate, drill the hole that the bolt threads into all the way through the end cap. Now flip it over and drill holes on both sides of it, creating s “slot” that the bolt will go through. Replace the bolts with LONGER all-thread. Put the cap back on and rotate it to where the timing is correct. If your slots are not long enough, drill more holes. When the timing is correct, put nuts on the all thread that is sticking up out of the slots, and tighten the cap down from the outside. If you want a really finished look, cut the all-thread the right length and you can use acorn nuts with a washer and a lock washer. That is the simplest way I know to give you all the adjustment you want. You can get a tiny bit more by removing the tabs on the bottom end cap so it can rotate freely also, but it will only rotate until the bolt going through the motor hits the magnet. Very LITTLE rotation, but SOME. The way I just described gives you the most adjustment, and you control it.
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That was initially my question ; I've removed the document as it will only misslead myself and other people.

That is not the goal here.
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Wantomake, my third battery is two in parallel. If that doesn't work well, then I can rest one and rotate the other.
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The most efficient way to USE what this system gives you is to rotate the batteries (so you want at least one resting) and USE the free mechanical power of the motor. You CAN pull loads offbattery 3 while charging the primaries, but the MOST efficient way is to just rotate the batteries. The more load you put on the motor, thefaster battery 3 charges and the sooner you have to rotate the batteries.
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Parallel

That's the best way by switching the batteries around. I want to learn Arduino and get the circuits to do electronic switching. But not there yet.

So right now just using same batteries in same positions. That's why I spent so much time balancing the system.

I have 4 batteries in parallel in #3 position. My reason is for solar power to run my shop. I also have two in #2 and #1 positions in parallel. At night I turn on the 3BGS to keep the battery bank charged so I can get more shop time. But to my surprise with the balancing, the battery bank doesn't lose any voltage.

As I'm over curious about anything that is beyond my abilities, I started building the larger generator. But that's only because I understand the basics from building and using, testing, learning from this simple setup first.

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My laptop is only 1 1/2 month old but has a problem. It was bought for me to do FE stuff like downloads and studying. It started turning off randomly for some reason. Hopefully the Geek squad can repair it and will get it back Saturday.

So can't do any updates of videos or pictures for couple days.

Finally getting above freezing here in SC so will try to get busy tomorrow. If life or other things doesn't pull me away from the shop.

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Old 01-19-2018, 03:50 AM
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Got my motor, time to play!

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Good video John.

Look forward to your progress.

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Update: removed wires from rotor. More work than I thought!
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Motors Arrived!

I received the 2 MY1016 motors I ordered off eBay. This evening I removed the wire from one of the motors. I used dikes to cut the coils and then slid the wire from the sleeves. I ordered 1lb of 24 AWG magnet wire so I'll be winding the coils 40-30-30 as recommended. Since the magnet wire is enameled, am I correct that I should melt the coating off the ends of the coils that attach to the motor? Thanks!

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I received the 2 MY1016 motors I ordered off eBay. This evening I removed the wire from one of the motors. I used dikes to cut the coils and then slid the wire from the sleeves. I ordered 1lb of 24 AWG magnet wire so I'll be winding the coils 40-30-30 as recommended. Since the magnet wire is enameled, am I correct that I should melt the coating off the ends of the coils that attach to the motor? Thanks!

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Best way I found was to sand it off with fine grain sandpaper. Or can use utility knife. But to each what works best.

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Best way I found was to sand it off with fine grain sandpaper. Or can use utility knife. But to each what works best.

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Thanks Wantomake! It looks like Iím at the same stage as several others with these motors. Iíll post updates and look forward to reading updates from others.
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Fastest way is to burn it off, then sand what remains. I use a little flick lighter called ďWind ResistantĒ That has a glass piece in handle which lets you see how much fluid is left. Burns with forced flame like a cutting torch. Then #60 sandpaper, which is way course. But do it that way from habit. Donít know if itís the best.
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Still slow go with the modified Dave generator. In the mean time been assembling lithium ion 18650 size battery packs. Each one has 14+- volts each bundle. One bundle is 16 batteries each. 4 batteries in series as each row has 4 in parallel. One bundle powers the modified Matt motor fairly well. With the warm thaw it allows time to get some crazy tests out of my head.

Not sure how the lithium ions will react to the 3BGS setup with one bundle wired backwards. As these type batteries are fire hazards, don't try this unless you are knowledgeable of their dangers.

I plan to replace my solar bank with all lithium batteries. The life cycles is much longer with higher amp hours.

Just trying to keep up with modern tech while trying to improve the 3BGS setup.

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Wantomake, if you are interested in keeping up with modern tech batteries, have a look at what Robert Murray-Smith is doing with batteries running motors here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcK9JSxVNUc

Here he compares a hemp battery with a lithium one:

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p.s. sorry if the vids don't show up, I cant remember how to do it right, and am out of time for now.
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Wantomake, if you are interested in keeping up with modern tech batteries, have a look at what Robert Murray-Smith is doing with batteries running motors here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcK9JSxVNUc

Here he compares a hemp battery with a lithium one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K4eIOmiJL4

p.s. sorry if the vids don't show up, I cant remember how to do it right, and am out of time for now.
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Very interesting as this is proof that our technology is changing so fast. Hemp- who would have thought it?
But that's a bit over my knowledge level and shop ability. I was able to watch both videos. Have seen many of his tests but my chemistry training was only two weeks in Tech College which I cancelled because my brains almost exploded. But strange enough I made the Dean's List that year for HVAC dept highest GPA. Haha.

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Still slow go with the modified Dave generator. In the mean time been assembling lithium ion 18650 size battery packs. Each one has 14+- volts each bundle. One bundle is 16 batteries each. 4 batteries in series as each row has 4 in parallel. One bundle powers the modified Matt motor fairly well. With the warm thaw it allows time to get some crazy tests out of my head.

Not sure how the lithium ions will react to the 3BGS setup with one bundle wired backwards. As these type batteries are fire hazards, don't try this unless you are knowledgeable of their dangers.

I plan to replace my solar bank with all lithium batteries. The life cycles is much longer with higher amp hours.

Just trying to keep up with modern tech while trying to improve the 3BGS setup.

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Very much looking forward to data on the lithiums. They are fire hazards or at can be but those are the lithium cobalt and other variations.

They're expensive, but LiFePO4 - Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are not fire hazards, safer, more environmentally friendly, etc.

In either case, the advantage lithium batts have over lead acids besides being constant voltage batteries (lead acid are constant current) is that the ions are a fraction of the mass of lead acids - their internal impedance is a fraction of lead acids so theoretically, they should charge faster, a battery being put in "rest" mode shouldn't have to be in rest mode as long since there is less momentum of the charging mode to absorb fully by the battery, etc.

I've seen mixed results with LiFePo4 used in Bedini SG setups for example - it would be very interesting and important if you are able to exploit their advantages in the 3 battery setup. Supposedly, lithiums do not like to be pulsed with spikes or cap dumps and are more suited for steady current, but I have also seen situations where that didn't seem to be an issue.

Btw, I did rewind a scooter motor and will post something on that later. Still doing a few mods on the Kromrey but as soon as I can, I want to run the Kromrey on that motor.

Thanks for all your posts and glad to see some others starting to take part in this project and thanks to Matt and Dave for their continued support.
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Very much looking forward to data on the lithiums. They are fire hazards or at can be but those are the lithium cobalt and other variations.

They're expensive, but LiFePO4 - Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are not fire hazards, safer, more environmentally friendly, etc.

In either case, the advantage lithium batts have over lead acids besides being constant voltage batteries (lead acid are constant current) is that the ions are a fraction of the mass of lead acids - their internal impedance is a fraction of lead acids so theoretically, they should charge faster, a battery being put in "rest" mode shouldn't have to be in rest mode as long since there is less momentum of the charging mode to absorb fully by the battery, etc.

I've seen mixed results with LiFePo4 used in Bedini SG setups for example - it would be very interesting and important if you are able to exploit their advantages in the 3 battery setup. Supposedly, lithiums do not like to be pulsed with spikes or cap dumps and are more suited for steady current, but I have also seen situations where that didn't seem to be an issue.

Btw, I did rewind a scooter motor and will post something on that later. Still doing a few mods on the Kromrey but as soon as I can, I want to run the Kromrey on that motor.

Thanks for all your posts and glad to see some others starting to take part in this project and thanks to Matt and Dave for their continued support.
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It has been hard to build the little lithium ion packs. Don't like soldering ends of batteries. But after doing a few got the hang of it. Reading/studying the methodology, there is much quicker and effective spot welding setups. They use the thin silver strips and tack them on each battery. I will use that method as I progress to larger Tesla wall units. Jehu Garcia has very good channel if anyone needs to know.

For testing purposes just smaller 12-14 volt bundles will be safer and easy as a starting point.

I only paid $1 each for 50 of these last year plus the few I had already from old laptop battery packs.

Looking forward to the Kromrey generator, would like to learn more about it. When days increase to 26 hours and my shop doubles in size, I plan to try the ZPM and Kromrey.

Yes thanks Matt and Dave for your patience and help. To all builders "gan ba tte" (you can do it!!!) as my Japanese wife encourages me and all of us together.

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Here is the three lithium ion packs to be used with the 3BGS in three battery positions.

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The lithium-ion packs didn't do well.

After looking at them I understand why those that use them have so many in one block. Just not enough amp hours in mine to hold up. But did take my crazy testing ideas. If I can afford hundreds then will use them in solar setup with 3BGS as backup.

Not a total waste of time.
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Tonight I wound the coils. I havenít cut off the excess and soldered yet. Currently I have 3 coil ends together under 3 lugs, then I skip a lug and the other 3 ends are together under 3 lugs. From an electrical standpoint, are the 3 ends of the 3 coils supposed to be tied together under 3 lugs? This part was baffling me as I would assume each coil wire would get itís own lug. Thank you in advance!

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Tonight I wound the coils. I haven’t cut off the excess and soldered yet. Currently I have 3 coil ends together under 3 lugs, then I skip a lug and the other 3 ends are together under 3 lugs. From an electrical standpoint, are the 3 ends of the 3 coils supposed to be tied together under 3 lugs? This part was baffling me as I would assume each coil wire would get it’s own lug. Thank you in advance!

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It looks like you have (1) single wire wound around each coil. No. You keep the three wires together at all times. Parallel to each other. Side by side they make one wire with three strands in it. Look at Matthew's video again, the first one.

I don't know how wide the (3) segments are on the commutator is. Open or bend back the three tabs carefully. Clean the lacquer from ends of three wires same length as the width of the 3 segments. Place that end with three wires together into the three segments. Gently bend the tabs down over the three wires. Three tabs hold the three wire ends. I used a small flat head screw driver and my hand to push it down.

Now go up to middle first rotor iron to start winding(refer to the video) the coil. As you look at it you should wind clock-wise. 40,30,30 wind all the coils with the three wires together as one trifilar wire.

Hope this helps. Matts videos really explains it in good detail.
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