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Electric Power DC Generator

I've been toying with the idea of trying to build an electric generator that after receiving initial power to start, could power an electric motor that would in turn somehow power 1 or more generators and would not only produce enough power to continuously power the motor, but also allow it to distribute power for use with an inverter or stored in batteries. Am I crazy that I dont see where anyone has tried this or is it just not possible?

Obviously, there would be friction forces from the generator(s) on the motor and it may be difficult to produce enough power to even run the motor, but does anyone know of anyone that has tried this?

I've been reading peoples posts and really enjoy looking at other peoples ideas on this site and decided to sign up.


11 Replies

rickharris (author)2011-11-17

Ahh ... No.

Re-design (author)2011-11-16

It has been thought of and tried many many times. There are even videos on youtube that show it working like that and similar things but they are faked.

According to the laws of physics you can't get more energy out of it than you put into it.  And there are always going to be frictional losses and losses to resistance in the wiring that comes out as heat.

To generate that extra power the generator becomes much harder to turn.  So the motor needs more power which makes the gen. that much harder to turn. So you see what is going on here.

Keep thinking, you might come up with something valuable.  Way back in 1975 I designed a hybrid car and everybody said it would never work so I gave up thinking about it.  It only took about 30 years for them to become common.

iceng (author)Re-design2011-11-17

Anger is Pain from the Past.
I share your pain and have anger too, about the overhead projection frames,
which was poo pooed by family long ago, I still have my models.

Liking your Better Book Safe ible :-)

lemonie (author)2011-11-17

It doesn't work.
Try levitating yourself by pulling your feet off the ground with your hands - it's that easy to achieve.


iceng (author)2011-11-16

This is the best that I reviewed for Bill Lear.
You can do it now with an old Nissan, Just attach a 40 amp alternator on
each wheel and charge the battery as you drive. it works the best after 22mph.

Enjoy :-)


iceng (author)iceng2011-11-17

Yes..... I was the designated reviewer of third law violators for Lear Motors
back in the 70s and did observe an electric car with alternators on two wheels.

The interesting thing was the vehicle traveled further with the battery only
and with the alternators attached this vehicle the couldn't go as far? ! #

Proving for me, not only can't you get something for nothing this vehicle
did worse withe the inefficiencies of the alternators added to the system ! !


Arano (author)2011-11-16

made me remember this image

Re-design (author)Arano2011-11-16

I actually seen a video on youtube of a working model of this. The oil co's. bought the patents to keep it off the market...

Arano (author)Re-design2011-11-17

oh i didn't know that it is possible to produce energy

Re-design (author)Arano2011-11-17

I was being sarcastic.

steveastrouk (author)2011-11-16

Ask yourself, where does the energy come from ?