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You are here: > News > May 27, 2011

Dr. Steven E. Jones' circuit gives evidence for 8x overunity

Professor Jones has developed a variation of the 'Joule Thief' circuit and has shown evidence that its output is eight times greater than the input as measured by a state-of-the-art oscilloscope. He is open sourcing his solid state design to help speed its development and implementation, as well as to answer the scientific question of where the energy is coming from.

by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News


Retired Physics Professor, Steven E. Jones is working on a simple overunity circuit that he has seen go as high as 20 times overunity; documented on a state-of-the-art Tektronix 3032 oscilloscope at Brigham Young University producing eight times as much energy as was required to run the solid state circuit.  One of his friends, Les Kraut, has replicated the circuit and also achieved eight times overunity.

As a second and more simple test, Steve let the circuit run overnight, powering an LED bulb; and nine hours later, the input battery was still at the same measured voltage as it has been at the beginning, it used so little power.  Normally that would drain the AA battery quite a bit.

It's just a small amount of power we're talking about - in the hundreds of milliwatts range (just under a Watt), but it's a start.

What is significant about this is 1) the credibility and reputation of Dr. Jones, being something that academic types won't be able to ignore; 2) the rigor of the testing, given the measurement equipment he has access to; 3) the simplicity of the circuit, which is actually open source; 4) the low cost of the circuit components, making it easy to be replicated.

"I don't know where the energy is coming from, but it's coming from somewhere," he said.

1) Steven E. Jones' Credibility

Dr. Jones is the BYU professor who was racing neck-and-neck with Pons and Fleishmann of the rival University of Utah to the north, with his research in Cold Fusion, as mentioned on his profile page at  He is even better known for his documenting in peer-reviewed journals the replete thermite found in the several dust samples from the World Trade Centers, proving that controlled demolition was the cause that those three buildings fell at free-fall and near-free-fall speeds.  In our news, we featured a very simple solar funnel that he and his students came up with to help indigent peoples be able to cook with solar power.  Obviously, he is not a mainstream professor but is pushing the envelope.  He sees the same kind of signs of corruption and oppression in the energy sector that he does in the U.S. government (which gave rise to the attacks on 9/11).

Steve and I are friends, having several interests in common, and living in the same valley.  I've known he's been working on some free energy research, but he's been hesitant to say anything about it until we talked the other night; and I was able to convince him to let me come document what he has done so far, even though he would have liked to have more data first.  Given that he will be mentioning his findings at a presentation he's giving next week in California at the Conspiracy Conference, I was able to convince him that he might as well disclose his results now; breaking his cover that he's held for the last several months on the forums under such usernames as "PhysicsProf" or "JouleSeeker".  And, it would be a good opportunity to plug the conference to our audience.

I was able to visit with Steve and Les on May 26 at Kraut's home to videotape Steve's demonstration of this technology, as well as videotaping Kraut's work with several other Bedini-related systems, including a 3-foot diameter version of Bedini's Ferris Wheel.  He also explained an Energy Crystal that Bedini has been working on lately to bring to people's attention as yet another free energy avenue.

Alex Loseman, who has been helping with the greenhouse project on our intentional community project, was with me in our visit with Steve and Les.  He is launching a research project that will include replicating, documenting, characterizing, and enlarging on this effect Steve has produced.  Though he doesn't have a lot of funds now, with some good results, he has a couple of sources of getting additional investment.  After our visit, he was on his way to the airport to pick up another researcher who will be working on this with him.

2) Rigor of Testing

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Tektronix shot
showing 8x OU.

Only a minority of researchers in the free energy community have access to and knowledge of how to run an oscilloscope.  An even smaller subset have access to university equipment such as the Tektronix 3032 (at 300MHz) oscilloscope.  Some people try for years to get some professor to take enough of an interest to validate their findings.  In Steve's case, he is a Professor, and he's the researcher, so he's in a very unique position here.  So when he says he's documented 8x overunity, it holds a lot more credence than when someone else says the same thing.

In our filming, he said:

"My feeling is that the results with the Tektronix 3032 are quite compelling.  That doesn't mean I understand where this energy is coming from.  I don't.  It certain shows, repeatedly, that the output power is greater than the input power."

3,4) Simplicity of the Circuit; Inexpensive

Here is the two-part video (1 | 2) of Steve explaining his circuit and measurement results as well as ideas for scaling it up.  Note how simple the circuit is.  I'm guessing we're looking at less than $50 in components and three hours to build this one-off proof of concept circuit.

Part I

Part II

Here is a schematic image Steve sent me, saying, "there are small but important changes in the resistors and capacitors in the few variations we are studying."

Instructions for the toroid winding.
More info here:

The circuit is a derivation of the "Joule Thief" circuit or a "blocking oscillator".  His variation has an LC-circuit feeding into the base of the transistor (which is unusual) which regulates the resonant frequency of the device.   He calls this circuit a "boost resonator" because it resonates at a certain frequency, and since the evidence shows that it somehow boosts the input power.  "I also found a way to 'tune' the efficiency, n, and to reduce the net input power to nearly zero."

He continues:

With my particular toroid (which was hand-wound), I had excellent results with these conditions:

Vin 2.5 V AA's
Rb 2K ohms
Ro 9.8K
Rr 3.1ohm
MPS2222 transistor
C-B  151 pF
D = red LED
L-B, L-O bifilar 9turns, ferrite toroid 1"OD, 1/2"ID, 7/16" tall;   ~90uH each

I(t) by V over 1ohm CSR's (current-sensing resistor)

Open Source:

We'll be posting a PESWiki feature page about this open source project soon.

If you happen to get involved in a commercial version of this open source project, selling plans, kits, components, finished systems, licensing, etc., please remit at least a 5% royalty to Steve's team who is helping disseminate this information.

Hopefully it wont be long before practical iterations of this device are powering endless lighting fixtures, beginning with single LED bulbs; then small electronics; then appliances; then vehicles.

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.


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Page composed by Sterling D. Allan May 26, 2011
Last updated September 04, 2012


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