Re: Recovery of reactive power what we can all do
Ridiculous! In my Tesla coiling heydays when I was firing up my 4-inch
diameter secondary coil, it LOVED reactive power! In fact, it left the
resistive power at the meter and actually SLOWED DOWN THE METER! When
I fired the coil, the power meter would spin fast and then go to a
dead crawl. But the coil was just sparking away and filling my
basement full of ozone! (I was filling up the hole for AlGore! ;-) )
And I think it was playing games with the power factor too but not
only did I get cool 4 foot long sparks and a basement full of ozone
but a lower power bill...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Phil Karn" <karn@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "ashtweth_nihilistic" <ashtweth@>
> > Look up Eric dollars 4 quadrant theories, Peter lindermann has just
> > pointed out that Erics paper is a proprietary method to extract
> Say what?
> Another name for "reactive power" is "imaginary power". There's a
> reason that term was picked.
> Real power is what flows from generator to load to do useful work.
> Reactive power is energy that sloshes back and forth between generator
> and load on every AC cycle. The round trip heats wires and
> transformers but doesn't do anything useful.
> It's like mail ordering a lot of stuff only to return part of it and
> then order it all over again. Great for UPS or FedEx, not great for
> you or the merchant (depending on who has to eat the shipping).
> I can no more achieve overunity in an AC system by "extracting"
> reactive power than I can create merchandise out of the blue by
> ordering it and returning it and hoping Mother Nature will get
> confused and lose track.