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Have You Heard of the Free Energy Generator?

by Mike Weaver

December 3, 2014

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Donate I came across this fellow and his electrical loop free-energy machine recently from an article in The Epoch Times. The videos are posted under the YouTube ID of Deirones and show the amazing sight of electricity being harvested from a power strip plugged into itself, with only a piezoelectric spark to initiate the whole thing.



The videos refer to a web site called Free Energy, which seems to be owned and operated by Daniel Kobrle in the Czech Republic. Kobrle, on his site, has a number of "loop" concept free energy machines including a spinning magnet device and an LED light feeding into a solar cell that powers the light.

The videos I wanted to share are here and here. The first video introduces the idea of the looping power generation system and shows one being used. The second video was made to answer questions offered by viewers.

Kobrle explains the generator's function this way, from his site:
The electric loop free energy generator is one of the most simple free energy generator topologies. It works on a principle of an endless electric loop. Once the initial energy is applied, the electric power keeps circulating in the ring. The circulation also starts the process of harnesing the ubiquitous abundant energy, thus turning the device into an overunity. Overutiny state allows adding a load without draining the energy from the circle. [sic]
It's clear to me that this device, and the others on his site, cannot work as described, or at all, really. Unhappily, the Universe simply doesn't function this way. I invite you to safely try, of course. What's interesting to me about this particular free-energy machine is the good job he does of obscuring the real power sources in his videos. Go and watch the first one, please.

Here's a screen capture showing the device powered on, as illustrated by the lighted switch:



Note the areas I've highlighted. Several of the cord loops are out of frame. Also note the position of the strip with respect to to the tabletop.

Another frame showing the system with load attached, in the form of a nightlight.



The wire is still out of frame and the strip is still unmoving. There are a few possibilities for power sources:
  1. A battery is in the strip itself.

  2. The power cord loop is spliced out of frame.

  3. There's a hole in the table providing power through the bottom of the strip

  4. An AC inductor could be used to induce power in the looped cord from under the table

During this sequence, the strip never moves and the power cord loop is never fully visible. The nightlight is low-power and a battery could supply it, but I judge this to be fairly unlikely. I think it's more likely that there's power from under the table.

After a cut, we see the system again from another angle:



In this shot, a 40 watt light is illuminated. The power cord loops are visible and the strip appears to have been moved slightly. However, I note that it still could have an underside power feed and the end of the strip is no longer in frame, allowing power to be added there. Take a look at the second video

The second video addresses the concern regarding the strip being raised up so we can see the bottom of it. He takes a strip fresh from the packaging, loads it up, then initiates the power loop. From the second video:



This is moments before he opens the package and hooks up the various lights and starts it up. Note the power cord for the incandescent lamp. Here it's in his hand and clearly visible for its whole length. When he opens the strip, however, there is a cut in the video and the cord looks like this:



Note how there's a whole section now no longer visible? I suspect that the lamp's cord is plugged into a power source out of frame. The other cord below is wired in as a source of power and will supply the device with its power once testing starts. When you see the video in motion, note how moving the plug doesn't cause the cord above to shift.

The system being started:

His hand goes out of frame, I assume to flip a switch we don't see, the noise is perhaps covered by the clicking of the piezoelectric device.

Later, we see the device in this arrangement:



Note the lamp, it never moves and is likely the source of power for this set up, through a hole in the surface below.

In this frame, he picks up the strip to show that it isn't wired from underneath:



That lamp is sure stuck in place, isn't it?

I don't know if anyone takes these things seriously, it's simple enough to show that they don't work. What I enjoyed about this was the ingenuity of Kobrle in setting up his demonstrations.

Be well.

by Mike Weaver

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