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You are here: > News > November 27, 2012

Bedini SG "Authorized" Beginner's Handbook Posted -- Not First

Peter Lindemann and Aaron Murakami's latest ebook features John Bedini's famous "School Girl Motor", named for its simplicity. However, this is not the first such compilation. Nor is it a clear demonstration of "free energy", though it does illustrate some very interesting principles.

My replication of the Bedini SG.

by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

I was just going to post a regular news bullet link to this one and let it go, but as I read through the description, I realized I needed to weigh in on this one with some comments.

On the one hand, I'm glad to see this new Bedini SG: The Authorized Beginner's Handbook ebook available from eMedia Press, by Peter Lindemann and Aaron Murakami.

On the other hand, I don't appreciate the tone of their description which claims this is the "first complete" set of instructions, and that this is the "only" and first "authorized" version of these plans.

Back in 2004, following the TeslaTech conference in Salt Lake City, my mother-in-law, Susan Manning, and myself drove up to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to meet with John Bedini and Peter Lindemann, based on Peter's insistence that we should do so, to see some real, working free energy technology.

Based on Peter's depiction of the Bedini SG technology, the image I had in my mind was that one input battery could charge several output batteries, and one of them could be rotated to the front, to keep the system running, with an excess of output energy. That's why I made the 15-hour drive up there to see what they had.

I must have misunderstood him, because that is not what the Bedini SG is capable of doing. But I didn't realize that until much later.

With John's permission, I took careful notes, photos, wrote down part numbers, suppliers; then when I returned home, I compiled a set of open source plans to allow others to build this device.

I was the first to replicate it, per these plans, and Susan was the second. Subsequently, many hundreds of people have replicated the technology from these plans.

I spent nearly three months of my life highly focused on taking data, trying various things: using different resistances in the circuit to increase/decrease the frequency of rotation of the wheel and of the solid state resonance; trying different distances between the wheel and the coil; trying various combinations and types of batteries; using a battery-capacity measuring device to get a true reading on the batteries on the input and output side of the circuit.

I learned a lot, and saw some pretty amazing phenomenon. (Data) In some resistance ranges, for one resistance setting, I saw at least two separate stable speeds possible for the wheel, sometimes three. At the higher resistances, the rotation was no longer sustained, but an audible, solid-state buzz could be heard as the "input" batteries were charging the "output" batteries. That tone frequency would increase in pitch as the potentiometer was increased. Then the tone became inaudible, but the solid state resonance continued up quite a ways. I learned a lot about batteries, about surface charge, about performance curves of batteries, about normal and unusual performance.

While all of that was interesting, I never did get results I was looking for: overunity. I could not definitively say any of the results in any of the many combinations proved that I was extracting free energy from the surroundings (radiant energy?) somehow. I finally gave it up in frustration and let other, more qualified researchers, such as Rick Friedrich, pursue the technology and forums that were created around this project.

As for my relationship with John and Peter at that time, it was quite strained. I did not like that they were upset with me for making the plans "too simple." That jolted me when they got on my case for that. I had thought that simplicity was the entire objective.

John seems to have this attitude that other people should have to work as hard as he has had to work to get the results he has achieved. And while he comes across as wanting to share what he knows with the world, he either intentionally or unintentionally withholds certain key pieces of information, thus introducing the wild goose chase by the seekers, which seems to satisfy him. If too many people were able to easily replicate his work, then the mystique would disappear, right?

Another point of tension came when I stumbled onto and reported on the solid state phenomenon. They did not want people to know about that. It is part of John's battery rejuvenation technology. I thought it was pretty cool, and while I could understand why they might want to hold that one close to their chests, I knew it would only be a matter of time before many other people stumbled onto it like I had. Their wanting to not talk about it didn't make sense to me. Aren't we all in this for the same reason, after all? That is, free energy for the masses and power to the people!

To this day, I'm not convinced that the Bedini SG is a "free energy" device. It is a good learning tool, and does get people tinkering and learning new things and thinking outside the box, which is good. But I don't know of any useful/practical power generation products that have been produced as a result of that open source project. Maybe they are inching their way forward like so many other devices in this fledgling field of free energy, in general.

I do have a lot of admiration for John and Peter and Aaron. But I don't appreciate their implying that the plans I have posted eight years ago were not at all "authorized" nor "complete." I hope they will consider rephrasing that.

Having got that off my chest, I now see the following statement from Peter in a newsletter he sent out just after I posted the above story:

...For the first time, a real "do-it-yourself" handbook is being released on how to build a small model of what is called the "Bedini SG". This is a device that runs from one battery and charges another battery. 

John Bedini has built models that I have personally seen run for months without depleting the batteries, and we are moving toward releasing the entire method. A complete set of plans with a parts list and recommended suppliers is included.
Pre-assembled Kit Models are also available that have been tested by independent testers to charge the second battery at least 25% faster than the front battery runs down. This is the beginning of a "stand alone" battery charging system that you can learn how to build yourself.

Proceeds from the sale of these manuals will go to support John Bedini's research and the further release of more advanced information in the near future.

The following should be noted about this announcement:

  • The plans as they stand, apparently, are not the complete set that will accomplish the continual running arrangement that Peter said he personally witnessed. Note the wording "and we are moving toward releasing the entire method."
  • At best, as is, this system keeps itself running. Nothing is said about useful energy left over. That's cool science, but not practical for powering anything in a cost-effective way.
  • Maybe, if the progress continues, the system might morph into a way to charge batteries, using free energy. That would be neat if 1) progress continues, 2) the price and maintenance requirements are reasonable. You can power a calculator by running a wire from a tree or big rock to the ground, but that's not practical.

Sorry to be the skeptic on this one. But given my history with this technology, perhaps you can understand my burnout on this -- eight years later.

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