The following article was printed in the Indian newspaper The Hindu, Science & Technology Supplement, November 20, 1997. It appears to be a translation of a Russian article written by Konstantin Smirnov, RIA Novosti.

Electric resonance for power generation

When Dr. Andrei Melnichenco, a physicist specialising in electrodynamics in the city of Chekhov near Moscow, called our editorial office and described his invention, I did not believe him. But my mistrust did not perplex the inventor, and he offered to demonstrate his device.

The device consists of several batteries and a small converter to change direct current into alternating current (220V, 50Hz) using electric motor.

The power of this motor is far greater than that of the power source. When a small plate with several assemblies is added to the chain of components and switched on, the motor begins to pick up speed in such a way that it would be possible to set an abrasive circle on it and sharpen a knife.

In another experiment, a fan serves as the final component of the device. At first, its blades are slowly rotating but, after a special unit is connected in sequence with it, the fan immediately gains speed and makes a good 'breeze'. All this looked strange, primarily from the standpoint of the law of conservation of energy.

Seeing my perplexity, Melnichenko explained that the process taking place in his device are simple enough, and are based on the phenomenon of electric resonance.

Despite the fact that this phenomenon has been known for more than a century, it is only rarely used in radio engineering and communications electronics where amplification of a signal by many times is needed.

Resonance is not used much in electrical engineering and power generation. By the end of the last century, the great scientist Nicola Tesla used to say that without resonance, electrical engineering was just a waste of energy.

No one attached any importance to this pronouncement at that time. Many of Tesla's works and experiments, for instance the transmission of electricity by one unearthed wire, have only recently been explained.

The scientist staged these experiments a century ago, but it has only been in our days that S. V. Avramenko has managed to reproduce them. This also holds true for the transmission of electric power by means of electromagnetic waves and resonance transformers.

"My first experiments with high-frequency resonance transformers produced results which, to say the least do not always accord with the law of the conservation of energy, but there is a simple mathematical and physical explanation of this", Melnichenko says.

"I have designed several special devices and electric motors which contain many of these ideas and which may help them achieve full resonance in a chain when it consumes energy only in the form of the thermal losses in the winding of the motor and wires of the circuits while the motor rotates without any consumption of energy whatsoever.

"This was shown during the demonstration", the inventor goes on to say. "The power, supplied to the motors, was less than was necessary for their normal operation! I have called the new physical effect transgeneration of electric power. Electric resonance is the principle underlying the operation of the device".

This effect can be very widely used. For instance, electric resonance motors may be employed in electric cars. In this case the storage batteries' mass is minimal.

The capacity, developed by an electric motor, exceeds the supplied electric power by many times, which may be used for devising absolutely autonomous propulsion power units - a kind of superpower plant under the hood.

The battery-driven vehicles, equipped with such power plants, would not need frequent recharging because, just as is the case of an ordinary engine, it would only need storage batteries for an electric start.

All the results have been confirmed by hundreds of experiments with resonances in electric motors (both ordinary and special).

In special motors, it is possible to achieve the quality of resonance in excess of 10 units. The technology of their manufacture is extremely simple while the investments are minimal. The results are superb!

Electromechanics is only the first step. The next are statical devices, which are resonance-based electric power generators.

For instance, a device, supplied at the input with power equal to that of three 'Energizer' batteries can make a 100-watt incandescent lamp burn at the exit.

The frequency is about 1 MHz. Such a device has a rather simple circuit, and is based on resonance. Using it, it is possible to by far increase the power factor of energy networks, and to drastically cut the input (reactive) resistance of ordinary transformers and electric motors.

But creation of fundamentally new, environmentally clean electric power generators is the most important application of electric resonance.

A resonance-based energy transformer will become the main element of such devices. The employment of conductors with very low active resistance - cryoelectrics - for their windings will make it possible to increase power by hundreds and thousands of times, in proportion to resonance qualities of the device.

The Russian Academy of Sciences, in its review says that the principle underlying the operation of the devices does not rouse doubts in theory and in practice, and that the work of the resonance-based electric systems is not in conflict with the laws of electrophysics.

Konstantin Smirnov
RIA Novosti
From: Elling Olsen
To: Jerry Decker
Subject: Electric resonance for power generation
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 10:59:49 +0100


The attached article was printed in the Indian newspaper The Hindu, Science & Technology Supplement, November 20, 1997. It appears to be a translation of a Russian article written by Konstantin Smirnov, RIA Novosti.

I typed it using WordPad in Windows 95, so you should easily be able to read it and change the file format to whatever you need. Of course I hope the document will be to find on KeelyNet for everyone to read and I will feel good for having contributed ;-) Keep up the good work.

Elling Olsen,