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Could a Perpetual Magnet Motor run an Induction Generator?

By Tink! ·
It seems to me that the motion created by a Perpetual Magnet Motor is much the same as a wind turbine. Therefore, couldn't a similar setup as found inside a wind turbine, also be used but with a perpetual magnet motor instead of blades?

I have a feeling this idea has come up before but must have been shot down. What are the reasons this type of turbine/generator would not be feasible?

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What's a perpetual magnet motor?

by seanferd In reply to Could a Perpetual Magnet ...

If you mean one of those perpetual motion/free energy devices, they don't really work. Even with a really efficient motor, you still have to put enough power in to spin the motor and the generator to which it is connected. Some of the energy of motion - the kinetic energy of the motor, is transferred to the kinetic energy of the generator, and some it lost as heat at every stage. The remaining energy is converted to electricity.

So, you have to keep putting energy into one end of the system to get energy out the other end in the desired form. No engine of any sort is 100% efficient, so there is always a loss. And all those free energy/perpetual motion devices (like those from Steorn) are just abject crankery.

That help at all?

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I believe the friction would be too much for the magnets to overcome

by JackOfAllTech In reply to Could a Perpetual Magnet ...

but I could be wrong.

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by santeewelding In reply to Could a Perpetual Magnet ...

Confer: laws of thermodynamics, entropy, et sequentia.

STFU until you do.

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