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Offline EEVblog

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DODGY KickStarter: The Gravitational Power Generator
« on: September 08, 2020, 10:56:52 am »
I thought these things were banned on Kickstarter?
At least they tell you it produces no energy because they don't have a generator connected yet!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sunteljp/the-gravitational-power-generator-eco-turbine?ref=discovery_category
 

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Re: DODGY KickStarter: The Gravitational Power Generator
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 04:24:49 pm »
For a simplified explanation from a similar tech, go to:

 

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Re: DODGY KickStarter: The Gravitational Power Generator
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 08:05:54 pm »
Somewhat, they pump water to the top tank, this creates a torque. And torque can be energy if given radial velocity.
However, there is no such thing as free lunch, and pumping water to the top tank consumes energy of which half of that energy is lost immediately since that bit can't count as torque, right?
I don't know if pumping water up scales linearly in energy. The efficiency probably doesn't.

So a more correct description would be a gravity battery?
 

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Re: DODGY KickStarter: The Gravitational Power Generator
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 09:07:59 am »
Read the statement of the patent office at the end of the patent file:

https://suntel.jp/doc/WO2020065902.pdf

It rejects basically all functional claims and calls this BS.
 

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Re: DODGY KickStarter: The Gravitational Power Generator
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 09:31:26 am »
Read the statement of the patent office at the end of the patent file:
https://suntel.jp/doc/WO2020065902.pdf
It rejects basically all functional claims and calls this BS.

It's one of the best self-owns I've seen!  :-DD
 


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