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Japanese Magnetic Fan
image Kohei Minato, a Japanese inventor, has built an incredible new kind of magnet-powered electric motor. As this article on explains, "Minato's motors consume just 20 percent or less of the power of conventional motors with the same torque and horse power. They run cool to the touch and produce almost no acoustic or electrical noise. They are significantly safer and cheaper (in terms of power consumed), and they are sounder environmentally." Sounds really great. Until you read down a bit more and get to this line, "it is feasible to attach a generator to the motor and produce more electric power than was put into the device." In other words, it's another perpetual-motion machine. Lots of discussion of this over at Slashdot. (Thanks, James).
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Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 16, 2004

You have a penchant for displaying two things which coupled together are dangerous and amusing,
arrogance and ignorance, perhaps if you researched your subject you would know three things, the operation of an electromagnetic technology like Minatos is scientificly easy to explain u are harnessing the largest energy source in the solar system for which one tiny insignificant amount is being channeled and developed for power generation. A 400% power gain recorded is less than Q of 1, because the energy reservoir if 100,000s of watts.
A critic without wisdom is a man who sees the worst of everything but knows the value of nothing
Posted by dennis  in  philippines  on  Thu Aug 26, 2004  at  04:33 AM
It's now 5 months since the article and the said (anonymous) major convenience store hasn't announced selling those motors.

But why go through such an inefficient way of making money? It would be more profitable to use these machines as power generators, selling them to home owners who then can disconnect from the power grid. Too measurable?

Oh - and it has been noted that the way the power was measured causes wrong results when used (as here) with non DC power.
Posted by Stephan Meyn  on  Sun Sep 26, 2004  at  11:35 AM
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