Rich Murray <> wrote:

A hidden factor of 4 increase in electric power input to a resistive
> heater is possible: Rich Murray 2011.01.18

It would have to be a factor of 30, not 4. The power meter shows 400 W, and
the output is 12 kW.

> 1. Use four power input wires, one hidden from the floor up through
> the inside of each of the four table legs -- in fact table legs could
> conceal as many as 4 -- 9 wires each -- has anyone tried moving the
> table?

That's preposterous. You can see that the machine is sitting on a board with
rubber feet and has been moved around from one photo to the next. You know
that the researchers who verified it inserted the temperature probes and
tubes, insulation and blue tape all over it. Do you really, seriously think
they would not notice wires going into it?

This is real life, not a pulp thriller novel or James Bond.

> 2. A single thin wire can supply power at lower current and higher
> voltage, as a thin layer of insulating plastic can insulate 880 AC
> volts, 4 X 220 volts, and 1/4 the current at 220 volts, as Er = V**2 X
> I = 4**2 X 1/4 = 16 X 1/4 = 4 ...,ie, 4X more energy.

Have you ever seen the size of the wires going into a 10 kW electric motor
or heater? It is enormous!

- Jed

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