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Reduce Power Costs? Answered

I need to cut the cost of power I consume in my house so I came up with a simple project which I "think" might help but need more assistance.
I put together two motors joined with gears so that as one runs, it spins the other.
The driving motor is powered by 3v and the other 9v.
When I start the 3V motor, it spins and the 9v motor outputs 7v.

What I intend to do is run the 3v from a battery, spin the 9v to produce 7v -9v, save that power to the same battery running the 3v and also use the same saved power to run something else.

The above is on small scale.
I need to do this on a larger scale later on where I can save 12v and use an inverter to produce 220v.

Any advice on how to make the above feasible is welcome

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tragicallyhip
tragicallyhip

10 years ago

Power companies determine how much to charge you by identifying the point during the day when you have the most consumption,once they have your max usage profile they then charge you for your electricity based on this maximum( it wouldn't make sense to charge you at the point where you use the least). Invariably the rate you are charged for the entire day is determined by the HUGE power spike created in the morning  as everything gets turned on at once( so no matter how little you use for the rest of the day,you will be paying the max rate based your morning consumption) To defeat the power company at this game reduce your power spike by not turning everything on at once; try ramping up your usage slowly one or two thing's at a time or simply not turning some stuff on at all.Your spike will be lower and the rate your charged per kilowatt hour will go down.    

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Wow!  You've done it!  You've solved the energy problem.  No one has ever thought of that or tried it.  You have created a generator that will power itself and have extra energy left over.  If you can build it on a large enough scale, you can power your house and sell your extra power back to the power company. 

Imagine how silly they will feel when they find out your simple solution.  Now they won't have to buy all of that coal and oil to fire those huge turbines anymore.  You better run out an patent that idea of yours before some one else does and gets mega-rich off it.

Well not really.  The problem is that there is a law of physics that says you can't get more energy out of something than you put in.  So you loose some in the gearing and the motors are not perfectly efficient gtenerateors so you loos LOTS of energy in the process and you end up having to input WAY more than you get out of it.

Look up "law of conservation of energy" IIRC or just ask Steve.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

.  You can't get more power out than what you put in. You can't even break even - output power will always be less than input power. Your system will not keep itself running for very long, much less power anything else.