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Can anyone offer any insight to this one please?

( - Self-Running Generator powered by Static Electricity


(I could not find the patent that the article claims is pending. Inverter input can be from as low as 6VDC up to 120VDC which would be used to produce 120VAC or so which would determine if the 10 volt coils are in parallel or series. Don't rag on me for the diagram, I have no idea of the true schematic, this is just a rough idea of the layout with the coils incorrectly wired. Will know more in future. - JWD)
Bright idea
By Stephanie Nelson

Walter Owens thinks he has invented the machine that will "change the nation."

Known about town as a "tinker," the Florala resident has spent the last 18 years working on the concept of creating a device that would solve the nation's, if not the world's, dependency on crude oil. His idea: a patent-pending prototype for a generator fueled by static electricity.

"If this goes over, I'm going to change the nation," Walters said, as he began to demonstrate how the apparatus worked.

"It works this way," he said. "Static electricity is all around us, everyday. If you stick your hand in Styrofoam peanuts and pull it out, they stick. That's static electricity. My machine draws the static electricity from the air, as well as producing more. That charge then goes into a coil system that magnifies the charge and converts it into D/C power.

"That power then comes out of 12 different wires with enough amps to make electricity flow," he said.

A power converter is used to change the electricity converted from D/C power to A/C power for use in everyday needs, he said.

Operating on four car batteries, the machine works by using start-up energy from the batteries to drive a D/C motor that turns a flywheel. That magnetic flywheel runs through a system where 300 feet of 10-guage cooper wires, enclosed in sheepskin, push the electricity into 12 coils, with each coil producing somewhere around 10 volts of electricity.

"This thing will build enough electrical power to operate an automobile," he said. "It needs no gas, no oil. This one unit is more than enough to run a house."

He demonstrated his concept, by showing how his invention puts out enough power to run an outboard motor and corded work light.

While it may act as a traditional generator, Owens' invention looks nothing like one.

Sitting in the back of his old Chevy pickup, some might mistake it for a pile of rubbish, and it's a sentiment surrounding his inventions that he has seen many times in his life.

"People have always said I was crazy," he said. "I just ignore them. People said when the first computer came out the idea was crazy. Look where we are now."

Owens, an accomplished inventor, holds 27 patents for items such as farm equipment, a boat, a commode system and a newspaper rack. After working for more than 20 years as an Air Force flight engineer, Owens said the idea for his generator was always there, burning in the back of his brain, but it wasn't until an extended hospital stay that he finally made up his mind to see if it would work.

"About two years ago, I was laid up in the hospital with double pneumonia," he said. "And you know, when you're in the hospital, all you have to do is think. I decided the timing was right.

"Look at all of our men and women who have lost their lives over the battle for oil," he said. "What if we could stop our dependency on gas, oil? We could bring our guys home and go a long way in stopping pollution. I knew it would be difficult, but I had to try. This could be the turning point for our world."

Currently, Owens has completed a prototype and is looking for someone to take his invention into the marketplace.

"This thing is much bigger than me," he said. "It's going to take someone much younger than me to get this thing out in the forefront where it needs to be. I'm looking for someone to do that."

I've created a feature page here:

Electrostatic Generator by Walter Owens - Walter Owens has come up with a device which he claims extracts free and ubiquitous static energy for practical use. A rotating device rubs against wool or nylon and collects static electricity in a set of coils. (PESWiki; Oct. 15, 2007)

I spoke with Walter Owens a couple of times today by phone in preparing the above-mentioned PESWiki page.
Several red flags came up for me.
- the longest any of his prototypes have run continuously is 3 hours (his last prototype)
- his last prototype was burning up batteries, regulators, and coils.
- in the same breath he says this device will run 25 years with no problems
- he thinks the next prototype build will be ready to go into production
- he's supposed to be an accomplished inventor
I think its worth looking into, but he has a weak sense of what it takes to bring energy technology to market.
Still deep in R&D at best.


The power to light the world

Walter Owens doesn't look like a man who could change the world.
He doesn't resemble Ben Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein or even Bill Gates.
Yet, if what Walter Owens says is true, his name might be added to that pantheon of inventors.
If Walter Owens has his way, America might again bring light to the world.

Owens, a retired electrical engineer, has invented a power generator system that actually creates it's own fuel source - static electricity.
Owens says the machine can provide a complete power source for homes, businesses, planes trains and automobiles.
In fact, Owens says the applications are nearly limitless, but that's not what is important. What's important is that others are saying it, too.

The machine (Owens' small, test-model) has been tested and examined by independent electric motor experts and the results were noted in a report signed by Higinio Rodriguez, president of Gulf Coast Electric Motor Service, Inc. in Pensacola.

According to the report, the machine requires 24 volts to start the motor and only 12 volts to start the static charge.
However, it takes no amps or watts to supply the static charge.

The reports says "How long will it run and at what loss of volts and amps? No loss - indefinitely running."

Owen's self-sustaining machine produced over 4,600 watts and required no coal, oil, gas or liquid fuel and produced no pollution and no waste by-products.

By nearly anyone's standards, that qualifies as revolutionary to the point of science fiction fantasy.

Yet, Walter Owens doesn't look like someone out of a Isaac Asimov novel or some character that Robert Heinlein dreamed into existence.
Owens brought his working model to the Herald office in the back of his pick-up truck and gave a demonstration for Herald staff and WMBB-TV 13 reporter Chris Mitchell, who broadcast a report on Owens and his generator on Monday evening.
That machine, he said, could supply power to three individual homes - indefinitely.

One might assume that Owens will become fabulously wealthy and, if his generator is as efficient as it appears, that will undoubtedly occur.
However, that's the other interesting twist to this unusual tale. Owens isn't looking for mere wealth.

"I'm 84 years old and the money doesn't make any difference to me.
I was contacted by a firm in California that offered to pay me $2 million for exclusive rights," said Owens.
"But I refused. I don't want any one company to have the technology.
They'll just bury it." Instead, Owens hopes to sell his invention to a large array of individual companies and manufacturers. That way, he says, his generator can find its way into the hands of ordinary citizens.

Inventer Walter Owens with his perpetual generator. (Photo by Ron Kelley)

As for the $2 million he was already offered, Owens chuckled and said, "My wife said, 'Walt, what's wrong with you?' I said, 'Well, the good Lord told me not to take it.' And that's just the way I feel about it."

Owens' machine cost about $20,000 to build because of trial and error and the fact that some parts were designed and tooled specifically for this machine.
However, he noted that before the system is mass produced, it will be re-worked and streamlined, which will greatly reduce the production costs of individual systems.
The report by Gulf Coast Electric Motor Service noted that "power output can be significantly increased by reduction of flywheel weight and other system improvements via a research and development program."

Owens said he's gone as far as he can go with this new system, now it's up to the independent manufacturers to build and market the system so that everyone has access to this efficient, inexpensive power source.

"The 'big people' in this country has taken advantage of the little man through oil and power," said Owens. "My power bill last month was $210.74.
To me, that's outrageous - for a common man to have to pay that kind of money for electricity.
This is built for the poor man, the common man.
He's going to get the benefit of it."

Despite Owens' best intentions, the success of his system could eventually cost the jobs of thousands of traditional power company employees and industry suppliers.

Owens disagreed.
Owens said jobs will be created as his generator system is applied to existing technology - from transportation to housing.
The size of the generator will also vary, depending on its application.
He says that jobs in power company field and other related industries would remain viable as his system must be installed and monitored.
"This thing here can put millions back to work and give them a decent job and it won't tear the hearts out of the men that have to provide the end materials," he said.

He said he's looking for about 25 or 30 American and international companies that are interested in building and marketing the system.
Since the WMBB broadcast Monday, Owens said he's been contacted by a Canadian firm with plants in the U.S.

"Well," he said, "it looks like we've got the ball rolling now."

To find out more about Walter Owens and his unique power generator system, call (334) 858-3308 or 858-3721.

Injured man found in Freeport

The Walton County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) responded to a call of suspicious circumstances on the morning Monday, April 9.

At around 9:30 a.m., local residents Billy Martin and Caprice Caliendo found a white male, approximately 50 years old, near the Cotton Produce stand on U.S. 331 South.

The man was lying under a tarpaulin, and was not wearing pants.
Caliendo said he was "shaking like a leaf," and appeared to be bruised.
Deputies described his condition as "seriously injured," from cuts on his face and hand.

WCSO deputies had been in the area since 8 a.m., investigating a pool of blood outside the Bank Trust building in Freeport.
The bank is separated from the
produce stand area by a fence.

The man was airlifted to Sacred Heart.
Investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is in progress, and the WCSO is treating the case as a?criminal investigation.

Persons with any information about this incident are?asked to call WCSO at 892-8186 and ask to speak with an on-duty investigator.

Chris Mitchell of WMBB-TV Channel 13 provided some of?the material for this story.

I always wondered, if we can not use for instance 2 electrostatic liquids
and whirl them in 2 chambers and extract from one
positive charge carriers and from the other one
negative charge carries (electrons) via friction ?

I think this will definately defy Lentz law,
so you need less input power for a bigger output.

Mr. Owens seems to have done it with sheepwool
rubbing on copper coils..

Regards, Stefan.


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