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how do i make a fuelless generator?

I mean a generator that runs on free energy source

nedesico2 years ago
I believe that many of you have taken the question too litteral and I expect that the asker has used the term "Free Energy" in the sense of not having to pay in currency.

There are numerous ways of generating "Free Energy" depending on various factors such as your application needs, startup capital, efficiency requirements, etc.

The most common free energy sources are Solar and Wind powered generation, though these will surely require a large startup capital and be less efficient for powering a large scale application.

Jayefuu and lemonie gave the best answers sofar. seandogue's suggestion isn't bad as well, though it won't be sustainable enough in continuos applications that require a constant power source.

The most efficient way to generate power, I've seen sofar, is known as Induction Generation. The How-To can be found here: http://www.qsl.net/ns8o/Induction_Generator.html and http://www.arthropodsystems.com/AsynchronousGenerator1/AsynchronousGenerator1.html

Inducion Generation requires the least amount of startup capital and technical know-how and is definitely the most efficient, low maintenance way to generate "Free Energy".

I've tried and tested the system myself and found that I can easily generate enough power to run most appliances around the house, without the need for external "On-Grid" power. So much so, that I'm planning to make an affordable, commercialized version of my designs to be implemented in rural areas in my country.
Also, I found this:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-your-old-PC-fans-into-mini-wind-generators/
A Fuelless generator is a generator that generate electricity without using fuel (petrol or diesel). It is not an inverter, solar system or wind energy and it does not depend on nature whatsoever.

I reside in Africa where people don't have access to constant electricity, and the nature of my business as a studio operator requires that I have power always.

So I went online to research and I got a solution. I was able to convert my 5KVA generator to a fuelless generator in less than 3 hours.

The components I used are 24 volt DC motor, an alternator, a capacitor, a diode and cables.

I got all the information from this site: www.howtoproducefuellessgenerators.blogspot.com

You can check it out for detail information.
EmmettO3 years ago
All "Generators" are really just converters. They convert one form of energy to electricity. In this sense any generator needs something to convert from, and could be considered a "fuel". Any local source of energy can be converted, it's just a question of how efficiently you can do the conversion and is that energy reliable or not.

+1.  I also sensed something funny about the semantics of this "fuelless generator" question.  How to make a generator without fuel?  Without a source of thermodynamically available input energy of some kind?

Might as well ask how to make an omelet without eggs.
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I've always considered it apt that "fuelless" sounds like "foolish". Not calling the querent foolish -- it's a reasonable question even if the answer is "you can't" -- but the folks who insist that they've found a way to create one are either fooling themselves or running a scam.

As others have noted, there are "free" energy sources (solar, wind, waves, geothermal...) but that isn't what's usually meant by fuelless.
seandogue3 years ago
Using your own muscle power, although one could easily argue that nothing is free.
Re-design3 years ago
If you live near a river you can use water power or near the ocean go for wave power.
rickharris3 years ago
Solar power is free - a Stirling engine can turn the heat into rotary motion to drive a generator. Methane digester for human - animal or vegetable waste round here they give horse manure away. Most Diesel engines will run on waste cooking oil if you can get a free supply. Wave power on a small scale should not be beyond a determined DIY engineer Wind power is well documented. Depending on your location and resources geothermal energy is a possibility. Live at the top of a hill? The going down is free!
Jayefuu3 years ago
Some kind of bike generator setup? http://scienceshareware.com/bike_gen.htm
lemonie3 years ago
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