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You are here: > News > October 5, 2011

Steorn's CEO Posts Overunity Heater Video

The CEO of Steorn, Sean McCarthy, has posted two videos to Facebook that show a test of an Orbo heater that is designed to produce sixty degree water for a shower. In the test, the device consumes one kilowatt of power, with an output in the form of steam.

     "The basic parameters are a 1kW input, the flow rate of water is oscillates between 8 and 14 L per min and the output (as seen) is steam, the input temp of the water is approx 20-25 degrees C. It would be pretty simple for someone to do the math on this."

-- Shaun McCarthy, CEO, Steorn (October 05, 2011 12:52 PM MST)

1 kW input Orbo heater designed to produce 60 degree water for your shower in the morning....

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Steorn is an Irish company that has developed multiple technologies that allow for overunity gains of energy. These include purely permanent magnet based systems, rotary electromagnetic systems that do not produce back EMF, and solid state systems with no moving parts. In a previous feature article about Steorn, we discussed (among other technologies) a solid state technology they are developing, that produces heat as an output. Sean McCarthy has hinted about this technology on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere, claiming that they are working on products that produce heat. Now, Sean McCarthy has posted two videos to Facebook of a heating product prototype.

In the videos, a device with a rectangular base and two vertical columns can be seen on the edge of a counter, near a sink. Beside the device is what appears to be a power supply, and other electronic equipment. On the other side of the room there is an oscilloscope showing the wave forms of the input power. Only a few moments into the video, Sean McCarthy announces that there is no reason to defer the test any longer. One kilowatt of power is fed into the device, and the result is -- seconds later -- a huge amount of steam being produced. The steam is so intense, that it sets off a fire alarm.

Everyone seems very pleased at the result. However, the function of this product is not to produce steam, so they reduce the input, until only 60 degree Celsius hot water comes out of the device. The CEO of Steorn, Sean McCarthy, is so impressed about the results, that in both videos, he lets many expletives and F-Bombs fly. 

Here are the videos below (1 | 2). Please be aware that they are not family friendly.

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How Does It Work?

The following is taken from our previous article about Steorn, in which we describe a test performed by a third party on a solid state version of their technology. The technology being demonstrated in the Facebook videos, and the technology being described in the following text, may work the same way -- or at least utilize the same basic principles.

Document #4 - "It's getting hot in here, turn off that Orbo!"

The fourth report that we were allowed to examine is unique from the others in that it is about a solid state version of Steorn's technology. It is also the most recent of the documents, being written in March, 2011. 

A solid state Orbo offers the potential of having no moving parts, having no need for bearings (as in permanent manget (PM) or E-Orbo configurations), being simpler to build, and potentially being simpler to test. Other advantages of solid state Orbo include fewer parts to wear out, and perhaps more potential to evolve quickly -- in a similar manner to the way computers evolved during the past twenty years. 

In this paper the author describes a very simple configuration that involves a coil wrapped around a nickel core (that is both magnetic and conductive) acting as an inductor. The coil and core is placed in a calorimeter composed of a vacuum chamber. Two thermocouples measure the temperature of the coil itself, and the temperature of the air in the room. A metered power supply provides the input power to the coil, and an oscilloscope monitors the current, voltage, and can also calculate total input power by using a math function of the scope.

The purpose of the test is to determine if the coil fed with a quantity of AC power, can produce more heat than the same coil fed with the same quantity of DC power. In the paper, the formula needed to calculate the total AC power is presented. The AC input and DC input is configured to be as identical as possible. Actually, the power input during the AC run was .9 (point nine) watts, and in the DC run it was 1 (one) watt. The fact that the input power during the AC run was slightly less than in the DC run actually biases the test against the AC run. This makes the results of the test even more significant.

In the first test, 1 watt of DC power is fed into the coil wound around the nickel core. The temperature of the coil increases until it reaches an equilibrium point of 36.1 degrees. This is the point at which the power lost by the coil via heat dissipation matches the electrical input power. Even if the input power stayed on for hours longer, the temperature of the coil would not increase above this temperature. 

In the second test, .9 watts is fed into the same coil wound around the same exact nickel core. Obviously, this test took place a period of time after the first one, after the temperature of the coil has dropped back to its original value. The result of AC being fed into the coil is that it rises to an equilibrium temperature of 41.1 degrees. This means that in the AC test, the temperature of the coil reached a temperature five degrees higher than in the DC test. 

The higher equilibrium temperature obtained when the coil was powered with AC, indicates an anomalous gain of energy. The gain of energy is unexplainable, because the input power in both tests were almost identical -- actually slightly less when AC was utilized. As the paper continues, the author indicates that resistive heating cannot be the case for the increased temperature in the AC test run. 

Here is the conclusion found at the end of the paper.

"The extra heating effect under the application of an AC signal is not explained simply by the transfer of input power to the coil. Consideration of the energy input to the system does not account for the energy output -- as evidenced by the steady state temperature; there is an extra effect which needs to be isolated and identified.

"This investigation has not been able to suggest a reason for the energy output from the AC case. While it has been demonstrated and verified, and the DC case shows resistive heating as expected, there is no such simple explanation for the behavior of the coil under AC heating."

The conclusion must be that this is an energy output which is higher than would be expected from the power input, and caused by the response of the coil to the alternating signal."

It seems likely that this "extra effect" is part of Steorn's magnetic overunity effect that allows for the production of free energy. After many months of hearing little about Steorn's progress developing the Orbo technology, it is refreshing to read a report that demonstrates a clear, simple, and obvious gain of energy -- in this case, in the form of heat.

Basically, it seems that the device in the videos is utilizing AC current, which pulses an inductor (that is both ferromagnetic and conductive), to produce anomalous heat. We do not know exactly how much heat is being produced. It does seem like a lot of steam is being produced, and perhaps more than one kilowatt of input should produce.

It would be fantastic if Steorn could provide some additional information on this device. For example...

-- Calorimeter test results.

-- Third party test results.

-- More precise measurements of input/output.

-- Some diagrams of this device, like they provided for E-Orbo.

-- A full explanation of how the device works.

If Steorn has developed an overunity heater product that can produce significant amounts of output, it would be a true breakthrough for the alternative energy community. Let's hope that we will learn more about this technology in the weeks and months to come.

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.


Feel free to post your comments down below.

40x Overunity?

MrVibrating wrote:

Eek well I did the math and got 40kW out for that 1kW in. 

Have I made some mistake? 

The specific heat of water is 1 calorie per gram °C. 

1 calorie = 4.184 Joules, and 1 litre of water weighs 1kg. 

Round that down to 4J/g/c and, taking the most conservative flow rate estimate of 8 litres / min and a 25° input temp (so a 75° rise to steam) we get: 4kJ per litre per degree, x 75 = 300kJ per litre, x 8L per minute = 2400,000J per minute. 

1W = 1J/s, so 2400kJ / 60 = 40kJ/s or 40kW... 

40X OU!?

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