What if you only needed a generator made up of magnets for electricity? That is an idea inventor Jim Moe has been considering with his own magnetic energy generator.
Heâ€™s far from the first to create such a contraption. A quick Internet search finds dozens of entrepreneurs selling plans for magnetic generators promising to power your home for a fraction of the cost of traditional electricity sources. There are dozens more sites refuting those claims.
Moe has a patent for a component that he claims makes his generator one-of-a-kind. He says heâ€™s found an arrangement of magnets that change their net polarity.
Simple magnets have â€˜northâ€™ and â€˜southâ€™ polarities that attract or repel on a 180 degree radius. Moe says he discovered a cluster of magnets that together create a pull and a push every 45 degrees. In theory, the result, he says is a more efficient means to produce energy.
â€œThe number of possible combinations (of magnets) is nearly endless,â€ he said. â€œIt looks quite simple but itâ€™s so complex itâ€™s unbelievable.â€
His first foray into inventing was vending machines. He was inspired by a friend who worked in the vending industry. He received a patent for a machine heâ€™d built. He manufactured and operated a few but the venture wasnâ€™t profitable.
Now in his twilight years, the ambition of his new creation isnâ€™t netting a profit; itâ€™s to provide an alternative energy source.
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