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Old Oct 12th 2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Gravity Energy of the Future

The concept of this invention is employment of a downwards moving object to produce electricity.

There is nothing new in this idea, and as everyone before me, I encountered the same problem: lifting the object takes far more energy.

To resolve the problem, I took a different approach and employed balance, leverage and counterbalances as shown on the picture #1. The large circle represents the downward moving object or balance*, smaller circles represent counterbalances (combined mass of both counterbalances equal to the mass of the balance**), black triangles represent fulcrums, and lines connecting centers of the circles represent levers. The leverage ratio is 1:2. Due to this ratio, when balance is moving downwards, only half of the energy is used to lift the counterbalances.

But not so fast – if we try to flip the system around axis X and repeat the move, we will soon discover that the side where balance is located is heavier than the side with the counterbalances; all energy gain will be lost on flipping. It is obvious on the picture #1 that the center of the large circle is twice farther from rotation axis X than centers of both counterbalances.

On July 17, 2014, a solution of the problem came unexpectedly, and I replaced the middle parts of the two levers with a leaf spring (picture #2). As a result, balance shifted downwards lifting both counterbalances and the entire system kept its equilibrium. Later I named it ‘compound leverage’. Keep in mind, the system does not induce its rotation a small motor is needed.

Replacing the balance* (middle piece) with a linear generator allows gravity-to-electricity conversion. Due to system equilibrium, only a small portion of that energy is spent on rotation.

This device has no conflict with Newtonian Law; it transforms [sup]1[/sup]/[sub]3[/sub] of gravitational force applied to linear generator (middle piece) into ready-to-consume electricity

Do not embarrass yourself by denying, that the described system insures the balance downward movement, lifts counterbalances using only half of that energy and maintains equilibrium if rotated around axis X.

Let’s take a closer look. On picture #3, the system is depicted from a different point of view (Axis X is pointing directly at your eye). Also, a pendulum is attached.

1) pendulum and its trajectory
2) counterbalances (second is hidden behind)
3) point of 180 degree rotation (axis x as on pictures #1 and #2 are directed towards you)
4) compound leverage
5) balance*

Suppose, pendulum does not move until the balance reached its lowest point – conversely, balance does not move until the pendulum reached its highest point on the other side, also friction in bearings supporting system rotation and aerodynamic resistance does not exist. What will happen then? The pendulum will not stop, the system will move forever and the generator will not stop producing electricity, aka ‘perpetual motion‘.

Now back to reality. The ideal condition is movement without friction (but this does not exist). But, we can reduce friction to a minimum. Also, an increase of balance/counterbalance mass has a negligible impact on a pendulum’s movement. This means that electricity produced by a generator weighing 1 kg is not enough to sustain its rotation. A generator weighing 100 pounds will produce enough power to rotate itself forever, and a generator weighing 10 tons will produce electricity for your entire neighbourhood. Need more? Make it heavier…

* In this article: balance, large circle, or linear generator all mean the same.
** Extending the distance from fulcrums to counterbalances will reduce the mass of the latter still maintaining equilibrium. Such modification shall not increase power or efficiency of the machine but decrease its weight.

Intrigued? Do you want to know details? Look in PDF attachment.
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Old Oct 13th 2014, 04:39 AM   #2
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If you really think your gadget would work, go ahead and build one. But in my opinion (a) your machine won't generate excess energy, and (b) you won't get a patent, as applications claiming to have devised a perpetual motion machines are automatically rejected. By the way, you confuse kinetic energy with potential energy - as the spring bends it doesn't gain kinetic energy, but rather the system loses kinetic energy in exchange for increased potential energy.

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