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Author Topic: Self Powered Generators & Motors - Part 26  (Read 1850 times)

Offline seraphis

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Self Powered Generators & Motors - Part 26
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:54:20 PM »


The present invention aims to guarantee the exclusive ownership of an apparatus for capturing a portion of terrestrial electricity, and to use it for industry.

The schematic figure of the appended drawing gives as an example showing the connection of the different essential parts of our device contributing to the goal to be achieved.

This device consists of two parts:
1. the negative part;
2. the positive part.

The negative part includes:
A cylindrical ring of soft iron (a), wound with brass wire, of variable length and section depending on the case. One of ends of the wire is connected directly to the earth or to a metal object communicating directly with it; the other end is connected to a transformer (b) and goes to the line.

The positive part comprises a battery (c), which is connected to an armature of the generator (g), composed of a soft iron plate, covered on both sides with tin and zinc foils thus forming three superimposed layers.

The negative pole of the battery goes to the earth, while from its positive pole a wire (h) is first wound in a certain direction around the generator armature (g), then passes through turns thus formed (i) to finally be wound in the opposite direction, to form other turns parallel to the first.

The wire (h), leaving the generator armature (g), is connected to any rheostat (k) used to regulate the variations of the current which then goes to the line to power it.

As an example, and in order to make us understand, we have represented on the drawing the opposite ends of the two parts: negative and positive of our apparatus, as being connected to an electric lamp (l).

The result which we obtained by means of the parts thus combined, is such that with a relatively weak voltage of the battery (c), we made, using a generator armature (g) wire winding short enough, a circuit sufficient to power a light bulb of a much higher voltage, and this without any mechanical work or other chemical decomposition that which occurs in the cell (c), which enters here in combination only to determine the flow direction of the current.

The phenomenon as we can explain it is the following:

The elements which enter into the constitution of the nucleus of the generating armature (g) are a little like those which enter into the composition of a Volta pile, the soft iron core then fulfilling the same purpose as the acidulated liquid of the battery, which soft iron receiving the magnetic action of the current of the battery (c), acts on the other two elements, zinc and tin, to produce a supercharging of the whole of the armature (g); the latter, by the nature of its elements, being eager for electricity, acts in the manner of a pump by excitation to absorb the electricity of the earth.

As a result, the static electricity emanating from the ground, via this circuit, is transformed into dynamic electricity.

From our experiments, we can say that the force of the current varies according to the length of the wire wound on the generator armature (g), and also according to the state of the atmosphere.

An apparatus for collecting and using terrestrial electricity, characterised by the combination with a generator armature (g), a special constitution inserted in the positive circuit of a battery (c), placed by its negative pole in communication with the earth, a negative circuit also in communication with the earth, and in which are interposed an induction ring and a transformer (b); the generating armature (g) of the positive circuit producing by the constitution of its soft iron core, interposed between the tin and zinc sheets, as well as because of the winding of the circuit wire on said core, an absorbing supercharging of the static electricity of the earth, which has the effect of transforming this static electricity into dynamic electricity; tin foil can be replaced by copper foil.

Paris, the 2nd of August, 1902.