Cold Fusion Reactor : Power measurements with a Power-Meter
created on May 8, 2003 - JLN Labs - Last update May 19, 2003
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The purpose of this test is to use a different method for measuring the electrical power input of the Cold Fusion Reactor ( CFR ). In this test, I have used a Power-Meter EKM 265 ( An Energy-Cost-Checker ) directly connected on the grid line and in serie with the input of a 220V/110V - 600 VA transformer. This power measured with this Power-Meter is compared to the datas recorded with the Digital Scope Fluke 123 and the Current Clamp CA-60A. So, it is interesting to check the difference between the values measured in real-time with the Power-Meter and the recorded data computed...
The CFR unit tested is the Tiny-CFR (click here to see all the details about this Tiny-Cold Fusion Reactor ).
1 - Experimental test setup :
The Tiny Cold Fusion Reactor is filled with a 150 mL solution of Sodium Hydrogenocarbonate ( NaHCO3 ) 0.5 molar ( 0.5 M ). The Cathode used is a pure tungsten rod ( W ) 2 mm diameter and 25 mm length from tungsten welding rods. The Anode used is composed of stainless steel mesh maintained with a stainless steel shaft.
The Tiny-CFR is powered with a DC voltage through a bridge rectifier connected to a 220V to 110V - 600 VA transformer. The CFR voltage input has also been measured with a digital oscilloscope Fluke 123 with a Shielded Test Lead STL 120 ( 1:1, 1 Mohms/225 pF ). The CFR current input has also been measured with a current clamp CIE Model CA-60A ( Accuracy DC Amps ±1.5%, AC Amps±2% (40Hz-2kHz), AC Amps±4%(2kHz-10kHz), AC Amps±6%(10kHz-20kHz) ). The temperature has been measured with a type "K" temp probe ( NiCrNi ) connected on a VC506 digital multimeter ( -20°C to +1200 °C with an accuracy of +/- 3% ). ( see the photo above ).
The electrical power input is measured with the Power-Meter EKM 265 directly connected on the grid line
and in serie with the input of a 220V/110V - 600 VA transformer
2 - TESTS RESULTS :
When the 220V/110V - 600 VA transformer is connected to the power grid and the Tiny-CFR is off line, the power input measured by the Power-Meter is 10.8 Watts. When the Tiny-CFR is in stable running condition ( after about 60 sec of running ), the power measured at about 139 Watts drops progressively down to 110 Watts at the end of the test run. ( see below ).
Now, we can compare the power input measured and computed by the Fluke 123 digital oscilloscope and the current clamp CA-60A
POWER INPUT/OUPUT - With the computed recorded datas from the Digital Scope Fluke 123 :
The Voltage/Current datas logged give an average electrical power input of 122.8 Watts during 162.4 seconds, so this gives :
ELECTRICAL ENERGY INPUT = 19949 Joules
The evaporated water in the CFR during the full boiling was 6 mL. We know that we need 2260 J/g to vaporize water. The temperature rise of the 150 mL was 16°C. So, this gives :
ENERGY OUTPUT = ( 6 x 2260 ) + ( 150 x 16 x 4.18 ) = 23592 Joules
Power OUTPUT = 145.3 Watts, Power Gain = 22.5 Watts
|Energy OUTPUT/INPUT = 23592 / 19949 = 1.18 ( with the Fluke 123 )|
POWER INPUT/OUTPUT - With the POWER-METER EKM 265 :
The Voltage/Current datas logged give an average electrical power input of 108.97 Watts during 162.4 seconds, so this gives :
ELECTRICAL ENERGY INPUT = 17697 Joules
Power OUTPUT = 145.3 Watts, Power Gain = 36.33 Watts
|Energy OUTPUT/INPUT = 23592 / 17697 = 1.33 ( with EKM 265 )|
Notes from JL Naudin : This test with the Power-Meter EKM 265 confirms that the electrical power input measured in real time is fully in the range of the power measured with the datas recorded and computed with the Digital Oscilloscope Fluke 123. The Efficiency is more "optimistic" with the Power-Meter because only 3 values has been taken into account but they are fully in line with the data recorded. The recorded datas with the Digital Oscilloscope Fluke 123 are more accurate and more closer to the reality than with the EKM 265. In all the cases, these results are very encouraging and encourage me to continue my investigations in this field of research...
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