Could be the answer to high cost of electricity
A Weaverville man claims to have made a major breakthrough towards energy self-sustainability. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous at this time, has developed a machine, which has at least one commercial electrician convinced that this is the real deal for producing supplemental or emergency electricity at almost no cost after the machine is built.
“I’ve not seen anything like it in my 40 years as an commercial electrician,” said Ted Dippy of Ted’s Electric in Weaverville who has seen the machine and is fascinated by what the self-taught genius has been able to do. “It’s like having wind power without the wind, or solar power without the sun.”
“Sam,” as we will call our anonymous self-styled inventor, has the machine sitting on a small utility shelf, with two deep-cycle marine batteries underneath, one to run the machine and one to feed the DC to AC converter. Two solar panels from outside also connected to the marine battery. “Sam” says to trickle charge them and keep the batteries fully charged when not in use.
The primary components of the power machine is a long 4-inch PVC tube, used to mount four rows of magnets. Beneath each set of magnets is a copper coil. As the machine begins to spin, the magnets on the PVC pipe interact with the coils which creates direct current electricity.
A set of copper wires wrapped around the outside spinning shaft of magnets generates electricity to recharge the marine battery running the machine. The electricity generated from the coils underneath spinning shaft passes to another marine battery which then feeds it to a DC to AC inverter and makes it usable for any 120-volt AC devices in the house. “Sam” spins the shaft by hand and flips four switches to start the machine.
Ted said the device is, in part, using the principle of an old magneto lawnmower with some unique twists that causes it to produce more energy than it uses. “Sam” calls the power machine a Magnetic Propulsion Electric Generator (MPEG).
According to “Sam” the MPEG has to be aligned with the North Pole since it operates in part with magnets and uses the earth’s magnet poles to help perpetuate the motion and needs to be level to continue to operate. Cost of the machine, depending on size and if it is being self built, is about $1,500 to $2,000.
Turning on several devices to demonstrate the MPEG, “Sam” switches on a TV, a shortwave radio and an overhead light. He revealed that the room that the machine is in is wired independently to the rest of the house.
“Everything right now, you’re autonomous,” “Sam” said. To prove that the system is powering everything, he abruptly switches off the power strip coming from the machine, which immediately turns off all of the devices in the room. He said he ran the MPEG up to eight hours and it has not lost any voltage in the batteries.
While the power machine is the most fascinating of “Sam’s” inventions, its not the only one. He also demonstrated a device he built in an old computer case that pulls radio waves out of the air that charges rechargeable batteries and will then run several DC devices; an electrical box that uses DC batteries to run AC devices; and plasma energy device. About the device that recharges the batteries from radio waves, Ted says he has heard about such a device, but this was the first time he has ever saw one that actually works.
Ted believes there is at least one draw back to the power machine for some. He says that the machine puts out an electronic magnetic force which could affect someone who has a pacemaker and is standing within three feet of the MPEG. He also recommends that the power machine be kept in an building outside the home because of that. However, “Sam” and his family has the power machine inside their homes for the past several years and have seen no ill effects from it.
Editor’s note: While we try to be as accurate in reports as possible, we admit to not understanding how the MPEG works. We have only reported on what we saw and were told by “Sam” and by Ted Dippy who is an experienced electrician. The Tribune is fielding interest from anyone wishing to find out more about the power machine. Those names and contacts will be fowarded to “Sam” who, when time permits, will answer those inquiries. Emails can be sent to email@example.com and calls can be placed to the office 252-5804.