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Bowling Effect: Two good and one bad battery power a motor while recharging
Back in 2008, David Bowling presented a design he had accomplished but
had a hard time repeating. Since then a few others have allegedly replicated the
Introduction by Sterling
Pure Energy Systems News
I submit this as a point of information, but I give a caution that dealing with batteries in the manner described below is likely to be highly detrimental to the good batteries. 1) Most batteries don't like being discharged rapidly. 2) Most rechargeable batteries don't like being discharged below a certain level. This damages them.
You have to be willing to part with your batteries' usefulness if you experiment with the following set-up.
But, for the sake of scientific discovery, David's claim is interesting. He could be onto something.
This fits well into the classification that I posted near the top of the PESWiki home page: "If it appears to break the laws of physics, and it works, that's when we get interested."
Memo from January 14 am
After posting this page, realizing I didn't have any images to go with it, I
sent an email to David to ask him for some photos. He then sent the images you
see here, along with a couple of video links.
Being in Brazil on the invite and courtesy of Keppe
Motor group presently, I don't have much time, so I've not looked carefully
at this, and I've not seen his videos yet, but in looking at the above photo of
the basic setup, I can't help but note that motor-generator setup, with what
looks like a smaller motor powering a larger generator, and it makes me wonder
if maybe this isn't yet another independent iteration of the Self-Looped
Motor-Generator phenomenon; and that is where the excess energy is coming
from. It may have nothing to do with the batteries?
Update by David Bowling
About five years ago, Sterling interviewed me on the air about something I was working on and then created a page called
David Bowling's Continuous Charger.. This was a working free energy device that suddenly quit working for no apparent reason.
For five years, I have been struggling with trying to replicate the magic. On Energetic Forum, I created a thread entitled
3 Battery Generating System.
We have had lots of folks who have had enough success to see that this thing really does work, right up until there is too much voltage in Battery 3 and then it quits.
It is comprised of four parts: A brushed DC motor (a pulse motor works best), two good batteries and a bad/dead battery. The positive of battery 1 is connected to the negative of battery 2. The positive of battery 2 is connected to the positive of the bad battery. The negative of the bad battery is connected to one side of the motor. The other side of the motor is connected to the negative of battery 1. When it is first connected, the motor should NOT start. If it starts immediately, you do NOT have a bad battery that will work in this setup.
I have been told that the reason the motor does not start is because of the potential difference between the stack of two in series and the single battery, and that it takes a few minutes for that potential to change, as the battery in the third position charges. I have also been told that it doesn't start because there is not enough juice in the third battery to complete a circuit. I don't agree with either of these possible explanations. Read on for why, though, I may of course be dead WRONG. In a few minutes, the motor will start running. If it doesn't, the battery you have is so bad, it is beyond hope for this project. I wouldnt wait more than 15 or 20 minutes. IF, HOWEVER, YOU CAN SPIN THE MOTOR BY HAND AND THE MOTOR STARTS, YOU CAN USE THIS BATTERY. Some persistent folks have waited hours and it has worked.
If you have an analogue meter on battery 3, you should see the voltage jump (when the switch is thrown) to 24+ volts. It will go slowly down to around 18 volts, and THEN the motor will start. The voltage will go down to around 12 or 13 volts, and stabilize. IF the voltage continues to go down to around 9 volts, and the motor shuts off, the voltage jumps back up to 24 volts and the cycle repeats, please contact me immediately.
This experiment is to make sure you have the RIGHT kind of battery. At this point, you need to stop and let your primary batteries sit and rest overnight, recharging them if they don't recover. You also need to drain battery 3 by connecting a light to it and leaving it overnight.
AFTER DOING ALL THAT AND LETTING THE SYSTEM REST OVERNIGHT, reconnect everything. Flip the switch to start the system and you will find that this time the motor starts IMMEDIATELY. Shut it off, add a small load like an auto dome light or even an auto headlight...something to keep battery three from charging. I only had you start it so you could ponder the following.
..if the delay in starting you saw yesterday was because of a difference in potential between the set of two batteries in series and the single battery, when could that potential possibly be GREATER than when you have just charged the two main batteries, while at the same time, discharging the bad battery all night long with a bulb on it?
If the delay was because there was not enough juice in the bad battery, how could there possibly be LESS juice than there is right now, when you have drained the bad battery ALL NIGHT LONG. It should have NO juice. None. So you should have to put some juice into the battery for the motor to start. It should take LONGER to start than it did yesterday, and yet the motor starts immediately.
It is my belief that we are talking about some kind of magnetic alignment that takes place in a bad battery and continues as long as there is a load on the battery, and also lasts for a couple days after the load is removed. If you can, let it sit for a couple days, hook it back into the system, flip the switch, and once again, the motor will not start immediately.
One other experiment. With a bad battery in position 3, I flipped the switch and the motor did not start. I grabbed the motor shaft and gave it a spin. The motor turned slowly because I had spun it, but it continued to slowly spin at the same rate, gradually picking up speed until it reached regular running speed. It made me wonder if the motor was not acting AS A GENERATOR at the same time it was acting as a motor.
Once you have the two batteries fully charged, the bad battery drained, and a small load connected between the terminals on battery 3, you are ready for the experimenting to really begin.
You must MATCH the load on the motor with a load on battery 3. I use a bunch of small bulbs with switches to connect each one to battery three. Flip a switch to turn on one of these lights and the motor will immediately speed up. Let it run for five minutes. If the loads are matched, the motor will suddenly speed up AGAIN. When you are in this "zone", the speed and torque will be awesome. You can continue to add loads to battery three, but add a load, wait five minutes, add a load, wait five minutes. At some point, the load will cause the motor to drop out of the "zone". Now you have two choices. Reduce the load on battery 3, or INCREASE the load on the motor to get it back in the zone.
What it will do? You can run an inverter off of battery three (the dead battery) and connect a generator to the motor. If you want to load up the generator, you must put an equal load on battery three (inverter). If you want to load up the inverter, you must put an equal load on the motor/generator. As long as the loads are balanced, you can continue to add loads until you reach the maximum power your motor can put out....Then get a bigger motor.
While you are doing all this, the two primary batteries remain constant, and may even increase slightly in voltage....right up to the point where battery 3 begins to charge, and then the setup quits working. Why would battery 3 begin to charge when it is a dead battery? Because this system RESTORES batteries at an unbelievable rate.
There have been numerous successful replications by folks on Energetic Forum, but the longest anyone has been able to KEEP the system running is a couple days. Currently, we are working on ways to "create" a "bad" battery or to come up with a working substitute for one. This is a simple setup anyone can build with no prior electrical background, for less than $50.00.
Others who have seen this work
Matt Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duncan Pickthall email@example.com
Carroll Brotzge Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as many others on the 3BGS thread at Energetic Forum
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David Bowling: email@example.com
Posted January 14; 2:45 am MDT [GMT-7] from David
Here are two videos on YouTube showing what happens when you are in the zone with your setup.
High voltage spikes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ_B7tgim9A
Primary voltage increasing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFMnRKyZsoA
Here are three photos of my setup
Hope this helps
[click on images for enlargement]
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