To reduce the consumption of fossil fuel, people have tried to look for the alternative energy source. Not all of them did their research in a university,complete with ample technology, equipment and sufficient resources to get the job done! It’s reported that a number of people also did their research in the privacy of their own home with their own money and equipment. You have heard of them, they are well known as the “free energy” group. One device that is often suggested to a newbie is the ‘radiant charger’. And there is a reason for it , it’s EASY!
A little background on Radiant Energy
There several different meanings to the word “radiant”, “radiant” in regards to the “free energy” community simply means a type of electricity that is produced when a coil has lost its current. . This kind of “radiant” definition is not generally used in the academic field, it’s different from the definition used in Wikipedia. Some people call it “coil collapse current” or sometimes “BEMF”. *Note that this definition of BEMF is also different from the existing or more common definitions.
According to Wiki, “Radiant charger utilizes flyback”
“A flyback diode (sometimes called a snubber diode, freewheeling diode, suppressor diode, suppression diode, clamp diode or catch diode) is a diode used to eliminate flyback, which is the sudden voltage spike seen across an inductive load when its supply voltage is suddenly reduced or removed.”
The illustration for the process:
Radiant is said to be the legacy of Nikola Tesla, the promoter of alternating current electricity distribution that allows us to get electricity in our homes today; he was also the inventor of many modern technologies.
“The most efficient Tesla Transformations were obtained only when the disruptive radiating wire line equalled the mass of the helical coil. examining the white flames, Tesla realized why there was no measurable “electrical current” at the crown of these activated coils. The normal heavy charge carriers, electrons, could not travel as quickly as the radiant pulse itself. Choked in the metallic lattice of the coil, electrons became immobile. No electron current moved through the coil at all. The radiant pulse which moved over the coil surface, was therefore not electronic in nature.
Additionally, Tesla discovered an amazing phenomenon which removed all doubt concerning the true nature of energetic carriers at work in his apparatus. Tesla arranged a very heavy a U-shaped copper bus-bar, connecting both legs directly to his disrupter primary. Across the legs of this U-shaped busbar were placed several incandescent lamps. The arrangement was a very evident short circuit. The lamps were illuminated to a brilliant cold white light, while being shorted by a heavy copper shunt. Uncharacteristic of particulate current electricity, the bright but cold lamps revealed that another energetic current was indeed flowing through the “short-circuits”.
Those who observed this experiment did not expected it to perform any function save the incineration of the disrupter circuit and possibly of the dynamo itself. Instead of this, witnesses beheld a marvel. The lamps lit to an uncommon brightness. In this simple demonstration, Tesla was illustrating but one of his many evidences. Electronic charges would prefer the least resistant circuit rejecting the incandescent bulbs for the copper path. The current in this situation chose to conform with a contradictory principle. Perhaps this was true because the currents were not electrical. Tesla repeatedly used this demonstration to evidence the “fractionation” of currents electronic, from currents neutral.”
It is known in the free energy community that this radiant will produce a different type of charging, this should interest you. It is said that terminating the positive side altogether will produce different effects than terminating the negative side. The most common design terminates the negative side. There are also some designs that terminate both the positive and the negative side. I have never seen a design that terminates the positive side.
The radiant produced by the coil will be proportionate with the coil’s inductance. More inductance produces more radiant power. Coils with cores will have more inductance power. However some people choose to not use the core in attempting to produce a higher output voltage.
The radiant will also be limited by the inductance. In other words, once the coils have reached saturation, (when the coil is full) , the radiant output power won’t increase anymore upon receiving more current. The flowing current then becomes a waste or source of heat. It’s a waste of energy and time literally!
The radiant will also be limited by how fast or how quickly the current can be stopped (or turned off). If the current is not stopped fast enough, then the power that is stored in the coil will manage to leak into the circuit before the current completely stops, ending up with less power stored in the coil.
There are many kinds of implementation of radiant chargers. For example Imhotep Bedini Fan, Bedini SSG, Joule thief and many others. The implementation differs mainly in the means to stop the current. There is one that uses a mechanical switch, others that use wheels, one that uses induction, or one that relies on a transistor or timing chip. Each has their own benefit and weakness. For example, while the mechanical means may produce the best current “cut”, it also produces spark which is hard to overcome. The spark eventually becomes the major source of power loss. Some people try to overcome the spark by leaking the current from the coil, which actually end up reducing the radiant output.
Most people prefer to build the solid state (transistor and chip) version. Not just quiet, it offer decent efficiency too compared to other version. The wheel version is considered a level up and is only suggested for more advanced individuals, but it’s expensive and time consuming to build. A kit from Bedini 10 Monopole kit is sold for roughly $3,200.
Bedini, the inventor:
Bedini is considered the guru in the free energy community, he owns several patents for charging technology, but he allows the public to replicate his ideas. He has been know to be quite generous with assisting those who need it and often shows up on forums such as ‘energetic forum’ and ‘SSG yahoo groups’, as well as his own private forum. This is helpful to anyone interested in building a charger. Some examples of Bedini’s work are ‘school girl wheel’, ‘window motor’, the ‘tesla switch’, monopoly, the ferris wheel (a very big wheel that function as a charger), lockridge motor, Royal Rife healing device replication, crystal battery, self made transistor and the capacitor discharge charger. He sells kits to help people build their own radiant chargers. He is also known for his state of the art amplifier, Bedini amplifier. Quite the inventor .
Radiant chargers are very popular among free energy enthusiasts, however the media is never interested. What’s new right? There are tons of videos about radiant chargers on YouTube, but that’s about it, no media stories. Many people have invested thousands of dollars on building radiant chargers, but the media never heard about it? Is this just another example of suppression of free energy? You decide.
Unfortunately, this situation has been made worse by theorists. They claim that the radiant charger is a free energy device, produces more power than it receives, that it is charging voltage without current, and they suggest to reduce the current in order to charge with only voltage. Fact is this is false because Bedini claimes that his radiant charger is ” not a free energy device”, but it will do a very good job at recharging battery. He also suggests that the radiant charger (made correctly for 12V load) should produce an output of 1 Amp with a 1 ohm load, not “voltage without current” at all. The theorists, have in turn caused a lot of damage regarding credibility of the radiant chargers. The wrong information they provided has give people false hopes and produced false implementation. They do not get what the theorist claim, even when people already spent a lot of money, thousands of dollar or even more, to try to replicate as close as possible. In the end, some has become cynical to the point of calling Bedini a liar.
The popularity of the radiant charger also created a lot of HOAXES via videos. They make a fake videos or posts claiming that a non working device and is a free energy device and solution for energy problem, etc. Some have even gone as far to collect donations from the public; even in selling the faulty device! Be careful! In the end you are wasting your money for something that will never work. This is why I wrote this article.
My opinion, observation and experience.
Overall, the radiant charger is a pretty good charger. Some people, including me, were witnessing charge times that are quicker than what the conventional chargers can produce, so that’s a good thing. You can charge a large battery with relatively small input. You can even revive a dead battery, making it useful again. Folks report that they experience more battery capacity and cooler charging, just like what was originally claimed. No one receives free energy, but people get an excellent charger and rejuvenator that can compete even against the best commercial chargers out there on the market today. Be wise and follow guidelines instead of relying advice from the theorist. It is best not to follow the typical “too good to be true” claims because that’s what they are. Just follow the original guide lines, and you can’t go wrong. The radiant charger may not be free energy device, but it does the job. It’s that simple.
What to look out for:
1.Be aware that the primary weakness of a radiant charger is that it can kill the battery when the output is used directly.
2.The special property of a radiant charge can make the battery incompatible with the existing charger. This has become a serious problem, so serious that Bedini had to replace his charger product method from radiant charging to capacitive discharge charging, mentioned in 20 minutes in this video bellow:
I hope that you find this helpful:
3. Others reported that their battery no longer produces any current. What is strange is that the voltage is still normal, but the battery will no longer produce it’s original current. As a result, the device that uses the battery stop working or the battery is just dead. If you want to avoid this, check this out, what NOT to do: The testimony can be read here:
I was also experiencing the same thing. I ended up destroying a couple of good batteries, but hey, I did finally find what does work! . I came up with a solution, instead of using a single diode, I now use a modified full wave bridge rectifier. This seems to work for me. My battery no longer dies.This is what I have used for the past few years:
Here’s my diagram:
I get great performance with this circuit. I can charge two 1000mAh battery within 15 minutes with just 350mA output. Normally this would take about an hour and a half. In a mistake, when I charged the battery that long (for 1 and 1/2 hours) the battery got hot and leaked. Others have reported that charging a 70Ah battery with 1 Amp output will take 15 hours.
For comparison, here is the charging time using a commercial charger:
La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger. For 1000mAh battery, with 500mA charging current, 1 hours 40 minutes.
4. The other problem is gassing. Radiant chargers produce gassing faster than a commercial charger. This may be the reason for faster charging. But for lithium ion, this is dangerous, which is why radiant chargers are not recommended for lithium based batteries. Since the radiant charger is a quick/fast charger (even with what is usually an acceptable output current), care must be taken if you want to avoid gassing. Overcharging is NOT recommended. Some people refer to this as “cold boiling” and they actually let their battery bubble for hours. That is not good, trust me! Don’t do it.
Here is some more information about the effect of pure radiant to battery, the reason why I use 4 diode and 1 capacitor instead of just 1 diode for the output:
If you want to exclusively use radiant charger, be aware that it may make the battery to refuse normal charging. Also some other problem, like cold boiling. Cold boil is usually called gassing in other field. Gassing is BAD for the battery.
Fast charging is discourage not only because of heating but also gassing. Gassing occur more if the charging voltage / current is higher. Radiant produce gassing faster than normal charger. But this is maybe just indication that radiant charge the battery faster too.
Here is a post from elias who experience the single diode charging problem:
I have been building SSGs and charging batteries for about two years, and the problem I am facing now is the fact that it seems that although the batteries deliver energy more than usual, the voltage level of the batteries charged with Bedini charger decreases under load significantly making devices such as mp3 players, not being able to function.
Don’t get me wrong, the sitting voltage is fine, but when It is put under load the voltage level goes down so much that the mp3 player says low battery, but I know that it can deliver good amount of energy, but the mp3 player thinks the voltage level is what says the amount of energy in the battery is.
The batteries are 1.2v AAA cells for my wife’s mp3player, they worked well before charging with the Bedini Charger. I have also got this problem with my philishave.The battery delivers more current than before I can verify it, but the voltage goes down, when driving loads, and the device “thinks” that the battery is out. I have seen this effect in Bedini’s videos also, his batteries have good amount of energy in them, but the voltage drop is more when driving loads, I wonder.
My comment on that post is before I use partial FWBR. After I use partial FWBR, my son’s nicad battery should last for years even if he use it often, if not because of my mistake of overcharging the battery to literally boil it. I still have some working nicad from few years ago.
mrbrown solution is to use cap to prevent battery’s sickness:
I swap the batteries round all the time with no problem at all on the SSG circuit. You can also do it with the SG cap pulsed circuit and I have been doing this for 4 years, but if you use the SG circuit without the caps and charge the battery directly, the battery changes to use negative energy.
This battery will no longer charge normally and appears shorted when you try.
I was now using a 24v dc supply transformer to power the fan.
When measured by powering a 12v 21w bulb, the 4ah battery lasted 2 hours after recovery. After the charge from the fan it lasted 3 hours. Wow. I recharged it again and placed it back on the motorcycle, it died the same day.
I placed it on a conventional charger and the battery drew 2A, got hot and boiled but would not charge. I placed it on my SSG wired fan and again it would not charge. I then put it on my 7 filar fan and it charged.
The next day I put it back on the motorcycle and it died again but I noticed the battery was hot and had lost a lot of electrolyte. I topped the battery up and recharged it on the 7 filar fan overnight. When I got up the fan was hot and had stopped, the battery was not charged, hot and full of white crystals. The fan was deformed because of the heat but not shorted and the Bedini circuit and bridge rectifier were fine.
I gave up on the 7 fillar fan.
After learning a lot more over the years reading everything I could on Bedini I learned that my output on this 7 filar fan was negative energy and also all the advantages and disadvantages of this form of energy. Bedini’s explanation of what it could do fitted my experience.
With both types the output is measured as less than the input, but when connected to a charging battery the positive radiant usually gives a near 1 to 1 charge rate The negative seams to do something similar but when the battery is discharged on resistive loads the battery seems to have greatly increased capacity. The battery continues to charge after it is disconnected from the charger for some time. The battery has greater self recovery. There are big problems with the negative energy, It tends to crystallize the battery rendering it useless. The battery will no longer charge on a normal charger and appears shorted even before it crystallizes. It is difficult to reverse this negative charging effect.
The most amazing find was to my Li-ion 1400 mAh 3.7v cell phone battery. My phone was desperate for a charge so I though, hey why not. I took the battery out of the phone and put it into the circuit. To my amazement after only 30 mins, and at only about 1 watt of input power my phones battery went from 3.5 volts to 4.2 volts (a full charge) and was room temperature if not a little colder. My normal charger takes about 2 hours to fully charge the phone and it is boiling hot afterwords. But there was a downside to this, upon putting the battery back into the phone, it informed me that the battery I was using was a non supported battery, which means I’m going to Verizon tomorrow and complaining
Thx for the reply,I’m not sure what you mean by your comment regarding #20 wire.Are you saying that it does’nt work that well for you.Also,What is the capability of your SSG with regard to charging a secondary battery.My particular setup seems to get a max of 13 volts on a secondary battery using my original coil as compared to about 12.5 with the #18 guage wire.I’m kinda disapointed with the #18 wire.Also I have noticed recently that my batteries dont accept a normal charger anymore and I’m not sure what to make of this, But I do have a 6 battery arrangement that I keep swapping batteries in and out but I’m not sure how far this will take me lol.
And if this is what really happens, then you should see changes in the performance of your batteries, until the point where a stable “Bedini” dielectric layer has been formed. And at that point, the performanc of your batteries with normal chargers should also be much less. Bedini says that “conditioned” batteries can hardly be charged with a normal charger.
John Bedini himself:
It’s ok to not run the load, what you may find is after the battery receives the back charge for a few hours, if you make the cap’s smaller you can charge at a high frequency then you will find the radiant on top of the wire, think Tesla here about his shunts with the light bulbs. Then take the battery out and try to charge with a normal charger, it may be very hard to charge. Peter and I found a change taking place in the battery. Tom Bearden found out the hard way about when he made an appointment to see Bill’s charger, the battery was dead but kept working the machine. However the transistors were Old hokey puck transistors Germanium PNP’s I just made the circuit using NPN’s because I could not find the 108’s. The machine produces a Radiant current on the wires at high frequency it can be used to get power from, Tesla, Tesla.
The three battery system is just a test to show the switching. So here see if you can get this circuit to work and charge it’s own battery. The load must be chosen correctly so the battery is in a state of constant charge. The famous Bill and Ray Scalar charger. Charger is the one I talked about on KABC with Bill Jenkins. Drive it with a flip flop oscillator you can control the speed. Give this a try MR. Jones, I have one of these running at work. If your not careful it will destroy your battery. Also if you take this battery out of the system it will be real hard to charge with a normal charger.
Here is my conclusion:
– battery become capacitor
– voltage without output current
– small starting output current
– high standby voltage
– broken battery
cap in parallel:
– kill the radiant / convert to normal electricity
– battery would still get heated up
– battery stays cool
– battery can still be charged with normal charger
Despite it’s weaknesses, in my opinion the radiant charger is awesome! If you have dead lead acid or nicad battery, or have the need to charge batteries often, I suggest you to try it. If you need any help, please let me know! I am here to help! Just pop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and happy charging!