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Subject: Re: Inefficiencies in an IEC fusor
Date: Jul 16, 5:35 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On Jul 16, 5:35 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

>First let me make clear that these are just question about IEC ineficiency overall, not attempts at brake even experiments tomorrow or ever.
>Ok, I've been reading about problems with the fusor IEC concept.
>The single largest problem I can find is the grid collition losses in the IEC concept.

I can't hit details, but the idea of ditching the inner grid is currently under investigation. Who knows what this will mean, if successful.

Richard Hull
>So if you had no grid, would the device be able to reach brake even or is there some other ineficiency factor I'm missing that would prevent brake even also?
>Pulsing the IEC seems to be able to reach the needed power to brake even and if it weren't for the grid losses it looks like it would be self sustaining.