… I already see grumpy comments on this article. In fact, every time I present some piece of news that isn’t framed into the same old scientifically and universally-agreed box, people are starting to oppose and suddenly, a lot of the enlightened and bright engineering minds reduce themselves to a state of denial, which not only that does not filter information, but neglects proven facts, if they are not supported by a strong and all-agreed theory from behind.
So has this man been confronted with. His name is Thane Heins, and he has seemingly discovered something science believes it is not possible: to increase the power of an electric motor by applying the same amount of energy at its input.
Every electric motor has a force that opposes the propelling electromagnetic field inside it, called “Back EMF”. Heins succeeded to recover this back-EMF and, instead of letting it cause resistance, he transformed it into useful power. This claim has brought him opposition for many years from the scientific community, because it seems to violate Lenz’s law (Lenz’s law gives the direction of the induced electromotive force (emf) and current resulting from electromagnetic induction. The law provides a physical interpretation of the choice of sign in Faraday’s law of induction, indicating that the induced emf and the change in flux have opposite signs. Heinrich Lenz formulated the law in 1834. – source: wikipedia). His overunity motor generator device can accelerate from 100 rpm to 3,500 rpm without increasing power.
He was even contacted by NASA and several engineers and scientists who wanted to see his claims. He always obliged and showed the people his invention, saying he has got nothing to hide. Furthermore, Heins wants to make the details of his technology public and free, so anyone could reproduce it.
Heins’s most important partner is with California Diesel & Power, a $10-million company selling backup generators for cellphone towers in California, with AT&T being one of its largest customers.
Owen Charles, head of technology at California D&P, viewed Heins’ demonstration videos on YouTube last year and was intrigued. He flew to Ottawa for a live demonstration and was convinced the technology worked, at least enough to pursue it further. Tyler Hamilton, from CleanBreak, has a more detailed story on Heins.
The Back-EMF recovery system is not a perpetual motion machine – yet. He only claims to have improved the efficiency of the electric motor, but by doing that, he says the invention is approaching overunity, and possibly zero-point energy collection. His device can accelerate a motor from 100 rpm to 3,500 rpm without increasing power.
Now, that is as far and I go with Heins. By doing a brief search on Google, you may find out there are more than one inventions that harness the back-EMF. One of them even shows a principle schematic of such a device you can build in your garage:
It seems to me, at a first sight, that this device’s mechanism is similar to that of the Tesla 4-battery charger. I don’t know if I’m fully right, but if there is anyone out there reading this article, and having experimented with such devices, please leave a message on the comments field below, so everybody can see it and make an opinion about its functionality.
I still believe there is so much to discover in science that I find hard to believe that only some 200-years-old experiments are reflecting the reality in its entirety. Even if I don’t understand everything an experimenter with wild ideas does in his garage, I don’t say he couldn’t be right, because most of the world’s greatest ideas did come from a backyard garage, done by some student who quit school for making his ideas come true (well, this is the case with modern times’ students, but the law generally applies to all times).