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Is there any way to build a circuit like= battery to battery charger to baattery to have continuous flow of energy? Answered

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orksecurity
orksecurity

8 years ago

No.

Standard pointer to The Museum Of Unworkable Devices internet site. Most of what's shown there is mechanical since that's easier for folks to understand, but the same laws of thermodynamics apply.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

8 years ago

No. TANSTAAFL.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

No.

I would have given a long, technical answer, but I was beaten to it.

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seandogue
seandogue

8 years ago

Not really. parasitic internal losses will eventually drain any such circuit.

For instance, every resistor in a circuit can be thought of as a mini heater...in fact, that is their purpose and how they do their job, by converting electrical energy to heat, so, thinking in the fluid model, each resistor in such a circuit would drain a bit of energy with every "rotation of the electrical current"

Capacitors do a similar thing, except they convert electrical energy into an electrical field. Losses are there as well

inductors do a similar thing, but they convert electrical energy into a magnetic field. same rule apples. some losses are always evident.

Even using a super-conductor as a "way around the losses", you can't go to absolute zero, so losses will still prevail eventually.

All of this happens pretty quickly in human timescales.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

You could in principle charge one battery from another but this is not a closed loop - ie you can't keep doing it and have energy forever.

As you do this some energy is lost as heat, the process isn't 100% efficient and if you use the energy, say to light a bulb, then more energy is lost.