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Can I build an Electric motor that can self recharge it own power source? Continual self charging battery powered motor.

I just wondered, If you could take an electric motor like the ones that they use in the electric cars and motor bikes and by adding a generator/alternator ,or turbine to recharge your batteries as it is running. Like making an electric continual self charging battery powered motor.

dilandou5 years ago
You're talking about perpetual energy. People haven't managed to figure that out yet. If you do, let me know. I'll happily buy the plans from you. :D However, i suppose you could have some form of energy reclaim, but nowhere near as much as is used to move the vehicle. Plus the very act of reclaiming the energy takes power away from propelling the vehicle itself. All in all very inefficient, and probably very little, if any, gain.

if you do your research or read the above slower, the understanding of energy maxed out long before the information was released. Tesla Did amazing things with energy things that were never duplicated, now things have been and are being done with energy closer to what tesla accomplished but the people with interests on the line wont allow people access. they allow speculation and just enough information to keep your interests going. But there are a ton of little projects you can do for free self sustaining energy if you look for them. but your really gonna sit there and say nobody has created beyond this point. well they have I've meet a few of them myself, but these inventions get bought and stored away by companies like the light industry etc. so they can keep making their money off the people who wont get off their lazy butts and do something about it. this includes me too. Do some research before you start spitting out the General understanding of stupidity in this world. Dont believe what they're tell u. There is a God, there is good and evil, you dont need what their selling and you dont need to spend your life chasing after money and or sex. They do have the ability to make an unencumbered world that has no hunger, no worries and no problems, the real problem isn't the ability but the willingness. When Greed Takes the priority over the lives of others, What do you do?

2 words. Tesla motors. Lol!!!
Tesla roadster
IX Smith XI4 years ago
If you ever tooken a phyisc class, you would know that one of the laws of energy is that energy cant be distroy or crated but change form of energy.
This means that you can't build a genarator just out of the car but putting some magnet on the axis so it would spin and make coil around it. The transfer of energy would increass the efficient of the car. That happans because the KE of the car going foward isnt the engin full efficentcy.Having fans on the car would slow down the car but it would be cerate its own energy so it would be just for show. Solar panals and this http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-thermoelectric-lamp/ on the engin would be best for making a continual seft charging battery.
But then it would spin forever because the magnet is permament, i say put an electro magnet, generators on axel, solar panels on the roof and possibly air turbine on the sides.
davronoe5 years ago
Same as dilandou You are talking about perpetual motion. No such thing (so far). But some have come close. Try designing a motor with permanent magnets - rotating Dave F.
regdab (author)  davronoe5 years ago
No,but in a car like the 48volt motor if you could generate power back to your battery that would keep you going. break it down to store back power from source.
webbr2 regdab3 years ago
it can be done right people working together can do this
I use rechargeable batteries. Why can't I drive a Self Rechargeable Vehicle. The secret is not to start from scratch. To have the best Self Rechargeable Electric Vehicle. You have to look at the best Electric Vehicle. I know it can be done but not by those who say it can't. Lol!!!
iBurn regdab5 years ago
Like a Prius....
wllmdrg2 years ago
This equation allows for the ZPE theory a almost perfect transfer of energy. the law of theodynamics says energy can nether be created or destroyed. energy can be transfered from one point to another . Thus (g{p) = h-Ts or even Gravity times Perpetual Energy equals Intitial Mommentum minus Time over relative speed. shows a transfer in energy from perpetual energy and gravity and the change of it into the final Energy. Pe = Ke a simple perpetual energy = Initial Kinetic Energy Energy Is Transferable it is how it is transfered that brings the decay or chaos process into being. I hope that gives people things to think about.
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croubis2 years ago
Self recharging electric vehicle..
http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Ismael_Aviso_Self-Charging_Electric_Car
oilitright4 years ago
NO YOU CANNOT
tdawg3094 years ago
here is a idea. have a generator attaches to the axel, have solor panels on the roof hood, and trunk. have a battery array in the trunk. and program the cars computer to coast once at a sufficient speed. and once it gets going too slow kick back into gear. if you do that you can go on for ever without stopping because as long as your wheels are moveing or your in the light your generating powerregardless on how much your using.
A friend and I were actually discussing this a few nights ago
My answer: Change the axle to a magnetic metal. Put a bunch of holes in your car and have little fans behind them charging off the air flow. Cover the top of your car in solar pannels. Have a tube hooked up to your liquid waste from your body hooked to a hydrogen removing source. Hook a tube up to your solid waste hole and have your car store that then burn it for methane power. Grow kudzoo in your car, and burn that for biofuel, and/or food. There now uve got a perpetual motion car that u never have to leave. Actually to make it big enough it would have to be an R.V.

O and somehow get the heat that is lost from your engine and re use that.

gjfritts4 years ago
 This don't really have anything to do with your idea but I was wondering why
trains don't have self charging systems on them. If they had a charging system on every axle and two mega batteries. Your idea could be applied to trains as well but on a more massive scale.
dpurlee5 years ago
in theory if you could have enough solar panels and amps running to the batteries it could recharge as its discharging, but it would take ALOT of energy, cool idea.
As previously stated by others, every system be it electrical or mechanical incurs loss. This is most commonly caused by mechanical friction and electrical resistance. Your motor would have to produce what is called a 'coefficient of performance' (COP) of > 1 or 'over unity'. What this means is your motor would need to generate more power than it requires to run. That is much more complicated than it sounds! If you are interested in over unity motors it is worth googling John Bedini and Tom Bearden and read up on some of their research. Good luck!
yokozuna5 years ago
Of course, it's called a perpetual motion machine, and various version of these have been around since Robert Fludd's 1618 water screw. Don't regard the other answers here with their statements of impossibility, they're part of a massive conspiracy started by Thomas Jefferson in order to quell the technology from European rivals and thus to turn the United States into the world superpower it is today.
LOL and donkeys can fly ;-)
iBurn5 years ago
I made a solar powered flashlight. Instead of the mirrors inside to reflect light it had solar panels.
santy225 years ago
no you can't do that, it would result in division by zero. example: you make the thing, you power on the thing, FFFFFFFUUUUU- and the whole world goes HNNNNGGGG
and7barton5 years ago
If you create such a thing I'll buy it off you for a million quid.
it wouldnt be very efficent because energy would be lost because the motor is not 100% efficent so it would loose energy then the linkage between the genarator and the motor then the genarator would loose energy because it is not 100% percent efficent and the thing overall would loose energy because of friction but here is an interesting experiment get 2 motors that are the same and connect them to each other positive to positvive...e.c.t. and connect wheels to the shafts then if you turn one of the motors the other turns almost the same amount because a motor becomes a genarator if you turn the shaft!!! hope this helped!!! cm
regdab (author)  thecookiemonster5 years ago
OK, I that point,but I thought you could use an electric feed back from the wheels as to (2to1) output ,where as 25mph would charge like a tubine to =or> power used and is stored back to the battery
kelseymh regdab5 years ago
ReCreate5 years ago
You could, But it won't be efficient, and eventually it will die
lemonie5 years ago
No.
Regenerative braking is probably the nearest you'll get in real practical terms (see dilandou)

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