A battery operates continuously in Romanian museum since 1950; Patented in 1922, It May Be A Free Perpetual Energy Machine, If Scientists Could Unders...

A battery operates continuously in Romanian museum since 1950; Patented in 1922, It May Be A Free Perpetual Energy Machine, If Scientists Could Understand How An Acid Battery Has The Same Output After
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I don\'t understand what the mystery is about this battery. It was patented in 1922. It is obvious how it works. Two dissimilar metals, an acid solution, and wiring to power  a one volt DC motor. For some reason it is the world\'s greatest mystery if you are interested in alternate energy, free unlimited power, perpetual motion machines or any other permanent battery.

The first change from normal is that the two dissimilar metals are usually cheaper metals that change by being a battery. Here, we have gold and platinum, neither of which corrode under any conditions. Thus the anode and the cathode never need to be replaced. Then you have the acid being the purest quality sulfuric acid available. And the on off switch is connected to a propeller blade which, as it rotates, alternately turns itself on for half a turn and off for the other half. And, finally, it only produces one volt. It seems that by having it \'connected\' and turned on only half the time, it manages to recharge the electrons in the positive plate, so it is still at full power 60 years later. I would guess the motor is likely to wear out way before the battery will stop creating voltage.

If I had a battery company, or wanted to start one, I too would be traveling to Romania to see this battery myself. Does anyone have a photograph of this device? Love to see that!

This is a Romanian website and without them I doubt the public would ever have learned of it at this time when the world is desperate for a battery that not only never needs to be recharged, but lasts forever. Even if it is \'on\' only half the time, a capacitor could be put into the circuit to store the power and evenly discharge it. And you can put 12 of these battery cells in series and have 12 volts DC. By making the battery plate surface area larger, you can have more power available.

Everyone should look around their world and see if other such things are hiding in plain sight waiting for the present time.


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A battery operates continuously in Romanian museum since 1950

by Terrence Aym

For more than three centuries inventors—usually crackpots—have sought the elusive fantasy of a perpetual motion machine.

Now investigators of an amazing object stuck in the dusty corners of an obscure Romanian museum may have found the next best thing: a perpetual battery. Whether a battery that has operated continuously since 1950 without a recharge can be termed perpetual may be open to debate, yet the fact remains that the remarkable device has never ceased working and doesn\'t look like it\'s about to give up the ghost anytime soon. The battery that\'s been pumping out electricity faithfully for 60 years was built by Vasile Karpen.

Karpen\'s Pile

The director of the Dimitrie Leonida National Technical Museum in Romania, Nicolae Diaconescu, when interviewed about the battery by the Romanian newspaper, ZIUA (The Day) said, \"I admit it\'s also hard for me to advance the idea of an overunity generator without sounding ridiculous, even if the object exists.\"

That the battery—called \"Karpen\'s Pile\"—exists is indisputable.  

When Karpen built the battery he claimed it would function forever. Although decades ago engineers and physicists that studied it believed it would stop working soon it never has stopped. Those engineers and physicists are now long dead, but the amazing \"perpetual\" battery keeps humming along.

Patented in 1922, most scientists that have studied it over the ensuing decades cannot fathom exactly how or why it works.

The Karpen\'s pile that sits in the director\'s office at the museum was a prototype built to Karpen\'s specifications. It has two series-connected electric piles that move a small galvanometric motor. That motor spins a blade that\'s connected to a switch. Every half rotation the blade opens and then closes the circuit during the second half of the rotation. According to some engineers that have analyzed the ingenious device, the blade\'s rotation is exactly timed to allow the piles to recharge themselves and re-establish their polarity before the next rotation of the blade.

ZIUA also reported that a measurement of the current established a steady one volt output—exactly the same as when the battery was first activated in 1950.

During the interview with the newspaper, Diaconescu added that \"unlike the lessons they teach you in the 7th grade physics class, the \'Karpen\'s Pile\' has one of its electrodes made of gold, the other of platinum, and the electrolyte (the liquid that the two electrodes are immersed in), is high-purity sulfuric acid.\"

The museum director also asserted the battery could be made larger to produce more power.

\"The French showed themselves very interested by this patrimonial object in the 70s,\" Diaconescu said, \"and wanted to take it. Our museum has been able to keep it, though. As time passed, the fact that the battery doesn\'t stop producing energy is more and more clear, giving birth to the legend of a perpetual motion machine.\"Recently, some leading European electrical engineers proposed that the device creates power by converting heat into mechanical energy. Diaconescu doesn\'t agree.

The fascination over Karpen\'s Pile is fed by the possible physics behind it. Some who have studied the theory Karpen created explaining the functionality of his battery believe the engineer\'s device violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Others scoff at that, but then go on to argue that it may well be an application of the physics inherent in drawing power from the theoretical \"Zero Point,\" thus making it a Zero Point Energy device.

Whatever the cause, understanding the driving principle underlying Karpen\'s Pile might revolutionize both physics and the search for alternative energy sources. And it certainly puts to shame the Energizer Bunny