This is why I have a generator and a small 1.2kWh battery backup with 36v 150w solar panel.https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/14/texas-power-grid-conserve-ercot/
What the hell is with Texas' power grid? This thing goes down more than my mother! The grid crashes more often than windows! Other lame pointless puns weakly mocking utility companies, barely masking the severity of incredulity?
Your corporate overlords are not concerned with keeping your power on.
Your government is not concerned with keeping your power on.
Maybe you should be?
Post pictures of people being abused by electricity.
USA….turning into a 3 world shiphole one thin sausage slice every the time.
To think of what it was and how it has become.
>What the hell is with Texas' power grid?
clearly they haven't deregulated it enough
also, it's run by texans
not necessarily, I've heard stories during my electrical engineering course in college from a couple of instructors of a farmer who had some high voltage lines running along their property, and set up this induction thing along them and just got free power.
Apparently the power company looked into why his lights were on but had no solar panels or wind farm, and tried to sue him for stealing power. No idea if its true, or just some electrical engineering urban legend, but in theory it would work.
the effect will be minimal for other purposes than lightsources but with a loooong coil parallel to the High Tension wire , you should be able to make a series of Neon tubes glow rather brightly when connected to the coil.
just pointing a neontube upwards under a high tension line will make it flash rapidly inside.
Nope, I can assure you there is no truth to him having done that. Well, that is not exactly true. It's possible, just highly improbable. the amount of money someone would be spending on equipment to make that possible, would far outweigh just paying the damn power bill. Not to mention, that yes, he would be stealing power, as well, any power transmission line, whether or not it's passing through a piece of private property, has a right of way, extending a from 37 to 75 feet in all directions. meaning that he would be fined and jailed for having installed any equipment within that radius. They do not play around, when it comes to legal protections for transmission lines.
This is a common myth by people who don't understand electromagnetic fields and 'saw a transformer, once!'
In reality you'd need a massive parralel coil that would be unreasonably expensive to just get power- the copper alone would take literal decades to pay for itself.
Plus the efficiency would be VERY poor, resulting in the power company very noticing very fast as you destroy the grid outright.
No. Noone would get away with this in any way that would be any better of a result than 'a completely stupid waste'.
Just to add more to the urban myths, I've heard a story about a farmer whose property was near a radio station transmitter. He discovered his fence gave an electric shock when touched. Supposedly he was able to power a light bulb from it.
The myth is actually from an undergrad physic problem.https://users.physics.unc.edu/~deardorf/phys25/rwp/exam1rwpsolution.html
> If the coil was in the shape of a square 5 m on a side and touching the ground, approximately how many turns (loops) of wire were needed for the coil to produce a standard voltage of 120 V?
> mean magnetic field of 6 uT near a 230-kV line indicated in Reference 2.
The number of turns required to produce an rms voltage of 120 V (or a peak voltage of 170 V) is then:
N = (170 V)(4.2 ms)/(25 m^2)/(4.0 uT) = 7140 turns
Not unfeasible, but the basic problem is that the amount of voltage induced in the farmer's equipment depends on the load on the line, so their line voltage would go all over the place. This is because a transformer constructed in this manner is not in parallel with all the other loads on the grid, but in series with them.
In any case, if you want to tap a power line, you wouldn't construct a single loop, but hang a long wire (some miles) alongside the transmission line as high as you can and sink the other end to the ground (ground return).
The point is to maximize the loop area against the magnetic flux, and the ground is usually conductive enough that you save half the cable. You may just get a few Watts out of it.
Old timey telegraph operators sometimes worked with telluric currents, which are caused by daily fluctuations in the earth's magnetic field. You sink a big hunk of metal some hundreds of yards apart in the ground in the north-south direction, and you can charge a small battery on it.
you could probably do it with one if you used a really good tinsel.
Have played with this I can say it's actually worse. It's actually about the length more than density of the surface area, so in that way it works nothing like a radio antaennae. The best way to save metal i've found is to use an extremely long, straight rod of copper dowling. This also has very, very little resistance so that helps your returns.
Once your feel like you've building a linear particle accelerator with the thing, you'll find an average voltage of around 25-144mV and around 50-800mA for every ~6 meters using a 00/ solid copper core. About 1.25 to 115nW.
Enough to power a memory cell or IC digital clock without display.
But you'd need at least 60 meters just to run an LED.
You can get a good 20-40 times this with a Wind Belt. You can make them out of VHS tapes, flexible memory wire, artificial muscle, or just a rubber band and some broken harddrives or old speaker transducers. They produce power from air vibrations, including wind and sound. Literally a speaker in reverse producing power from sound rather than consuming power to make it.
You can also attempt to make a vertical wind turbine out of junk and a spare cyclical motor, and a shitload of magnets. Big help if you have a CNC metal or metal shop for this one, although 3D printing may work for small temporary hobby projects. A PET printer can make more durable projects.
Bahaha that's hilariously supervile.
Now if anyone wants to really get into free energy, they want to look into DIY solar tech. Avoid crappy ones, look for real detailed reviews with complaints, because nothing today manufactured works the way they say it does. Ideally you will first need to decide whether you want to be Off-Grid, Grid-Tied, or Both. I reccomend Both, as it is the most reliable and durable and gives you the option to forsake the grid or your solar whenever it's convenient for you. Hybrid grid tie inverters are expensive but very expandible and modular. I use Growatt myself. Get a BIG ONE! Whatever you expect to power, add it ALL together and add 15%. The inverter's CONTINUOUS POWER rating should be at or above this, and it's SURGE should be twice that. Anything less and the initial surge inrush of many devices will overload it, even if it could run them normally or even successfully start them ocassionally. Second, you need to pick a good battery tech. Lithium is expensive but solid- Standard lithium is slow but deep and holds a lot of power, most charge/discharge around 0.2 to 1C with 0.5C common. NOT good for HVAC/air conditioning, heating, cooking and large appliances, but it will run them. For longer life, the well-named LiFePO4 works very well, but they again have little inrush current and 1.2C is about their limit. LiMnCoB are far faster, able to be charged at usually 1 to 3C and discharge up to 5C. These have about half the capacity, tho, so they won't run long or deep, but have very stable working voltages. Lastly is Lithium Titanate-Oxide or LTO/LITO, they're new and look like ultracapacitors because they behave smililarly. Still low energy storage but they can charge usually at 2 to 10C and discharge 20 to 100C (yes, that's not a typo) but you're also looking at a good 4-12 times the price. LiMnCoB are about 3-6 by comparison. I built my own packs by recycling and testing old laptop batteries and harvesting their 18650 cells. Look at Backyard Solar and also Jehu Garcia, who built his own wordl-record lasting electric car this way from a volkswagen. This is cheap, but ridiculously time consuming as you have to perform 3 different tests on every single cell. For a powerwall, you're looking at 108 cells minimum to run anything substantial. A 36 cell pack can make a fine UPS for your PC tho. More when I care!
Who the fuck are you anyways?
Someone more important than you.
Not that that matters.
Not here you aren't.
I DID said it didn't matter!
You wouldn't mention something like that if you didn't think it matters.
lmao sure kid xD
I don't know how anyone can be into this sort of fetish. I just don't get it.
Also whenever I see anything related to electric shocks I can't help but be reminded of this: https://youtube.com/watch?v=4tmN43MiZqw
I can identify several different fetishes in this thread.
One is the simple sadism fantasy as in torture or whipping drawings.
Another is the "ruined orgasm" fetish, where someone is enjoying himself and orgasm is inevitable, only to be ruined by unexpected shocking pain.
Yet another seems to be "masochist creation" where someone is in a painful situation that results in a powerful orgasm, changing his sex life forever.
Myself, I enjoy fantasy alternating pain and pleasure where the victim is overwhelmed and doesn't know if she likes it or not.