But since seeing the video, it appears this runs off of wind energy (and so, of less interest to me) ... so not a violation of the energy cons. law certainly. I'm having second thoughts about this invention being a simple "grandfather" clock mechanism that stores energy in the gravitational potential. In the video he says that the weights drop and charge batteries, then the batteries supply an inverter, than the loads, so it implies that the mechanism runs all the time and charges batteries slowly. In the video we see one weight DROP and the other LIFT up kind of rapidly (in a few seconds), so this reinforces the view that maybe it's some clever mechanism that constantly goes through a cycle and extracts some energy from the gravitational field with every drop. Let's do some simple calculations: Assume the weights are 200 kg each, so 400 kg total, and they drop from a 10 m height. Energy: U = m g h = (400 kg) (9.81 m/s^2) (10 m) = 39240 JIf we light up 4 light bulbs, each 60 Watts, for 240 watts total, this will last: t = (39240 J) / (240 J/s) = 163.5 s, which is barely 3 minutes, yet in the video we see a string of light bulbs lit up (probably powered by the inverter drawing current from the batteries) Maybe this guy found the ancient secret of Bessler's wheel?
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