Why All The Hype About The Magnetic Generator?
In light of worldwide concerns about fossil fuels and their impact on the environment, it is only natural that people would try to seek alternative sources of energy. And while solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and other types of energy are already established in some countries, they do have significant limitations, like high cost, limited supply, low power generation, and limited applications. Thus the search is still very much ongoing for an energy source that would minimize these disadvantages. In addition, this source should be environment-friendly, relatively cheap, and can be applied anywhere in the world.
In comes the magnetic generator. It is based around magnetism, an everyday reality that we all readily encounter. And its principle is also a well-established fact that was discovered many years ago – that by moving a magnet rapidly near an electrically conductive wire, the varying magnetic field is able to move the electrons already in the wire along its length, thereby generating an electrical pulse. And if you scale this up to a more powerful magnet, a more conductive wire and a faster movement of the magnet, then a larger amount of electricity will be produced, theoretically enough to power a house or a city.
However, there lies one problem with the magnetic generator: how to move the magnet in the first place. In the hydroelectric plant, this movement is accomplished by high-pressure water flowing through turbines. However, the limited supply of dams and large volumes of water means another method has to be sought out. So inventors and engineers have come up with differing solutions to the problem. Some have used a small battery to kick start the process, while some have claimed to eliminate the need for moving the magnet at all, using electrical current to induce fluctuations in the magnetic field itself.
One device which illustrates how this works is invented and patented by Thomas Bearden, et al. in 2002. Their magnetic generator is called the MEG, or Motionless Electromagnetic Generator, and resembles a standard transformer in its construction. However, there is a permanent magnet at its center, and two input and output coils attached to it. Now, a current is made to pass through one input coil, making the magnetic field produce a current through one of its output coils. Then the current is stopped, making the magnetic field return to normal, but in the process, moving the electrons on the other coil, and producing an electric current through its other output coil.
By exploiting how this magnetic field variation moves electrons, a magnetic generator is thus able to double its output relative to the input. This means that a single battery can produce power equal to two batteries, and the excess power can then be used for appliances and other electronic items. And if you combine that doubled output with the other benefits of a magnet, such as no noise pollution, no fumes, no toxic chemicals, universal application, and relatively cheap materials, then the magnetic generator is really a device that is worth hyping about as a potential savior of our energy-hungry world.
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