One wire a/c power

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  1. pafrazier

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    Hi All,


    Please see block diagram. I have been working on some technology and want to know if this has any merit.


    The device harvests a/c power either wirelessly or with one wire.


    Anyone care to comment.


    Thanks
     
  2. Electric Al

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    I do not see a block diagram !:confused: Or any diagram !:confused:
     
  3. takao21203

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    failed post/thread
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    No, diagram...
     
  5. pafrazier

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    Sorry had to reload image.
     
  6. pafrazier

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    Sorry see reloaded image.
     
  7. pafrazier

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    Sorry see reloaded image.
     
  8. takao21203

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    Its also a fail with the diagram- it could be quite anything.

    Maybe you talk about tapping mains capacitively? Sure you can wind a wire around a cable and light up a LED...
    Normally you cant harvest leakage currents properly.

    I think nobody has a clue what do you mean with metal lamp.
     
  9. takao21203

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    and what is this device? Could be anything.
     
  10. MaxHeadRoom

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    I almost suspect the OP intends or thinks that maybe connecting to one side of a AC service he may have a way of 'Harvesting' power at no cost or undetected??
    Max.
     
  11. pafrazier

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    Hi Takao,


    I am trying to determine if this is a normal occurrence. I have metal lamp that I just attached an electrical lead to and connected it to the device. Across the device it registers an a/c voltage between 2-3 volts. I suppose it is picking up a/c off the lamp. The device will also register an a/c voltage if it is located in the proximity to the lamp as well. Does that sound normal?
     
  12. takao21203

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    "The Device". Awesome.

    As I said, leakage current with negible strength, and its not free energy. And as I said, you can wind a wire around a cable to light up a LED a little, effectively a capacitor tap (I dont really want to call it a power supply, or LED to mains).

    You can get 1mA or so at 2 volts.
     
  13. pafrazier

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your time in considering this.

    Is the capacitor cap inductive in nature?

    Thx
     
  14. pafrazier

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    Sorry capacitor tap.
     
  15. MaxHeadRoom

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    Have you ever grasped the input lead of an oscilloscope with nothing else connected?
    You will see a considerable 50Hz or 60Hz waveform displayed, the capacitive and/or inductive effect in the presence of a AC service can easily be detected.
    Max.
     
  16. pafrazier

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    Hi Max,

    Thanks for commenting. So it is a normal occurrence I take it. I realize main power is not free energy. Hypothetically speaking if you were able to power something from one wire of the a/c current would that be considered a load on the a/c power line? I am not trying to devise some scheme to steal power from the power company.
     
  17. takao21203

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    765kV high voltage power transmission towers at Night
     
  18. pafrazier

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    Point taken.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  19. Experimentonomen

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    This is such a train wreck of a thread, and it borders on the TOS restriction of free energy/overunity devices.
     
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