ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#75200 - 02/16/07 05:36 AM Candlepower
Luketrician Offline
Member
Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 272
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
Thought this was interesting, I can't wait to try it when I get home this evening.
http://www.glumbert.com/media/candlepower
_________________________
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#75201 - 02/16/07 07:40 AM Re: Candlepower
earlydean Offline
Member
Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 751
Loc: Griswold, CT, USA
Gotta be pure hokum!!!!!!

[This message has been edited by earlydean (edited 02-16-2007).]
_________________________
Earl
Top
#75202 - 02/16/07 11:39 AM Re: Candlepower
BrianP Offline
Member
Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 65
Loc: Minnesota
Notice that his hand is always under the table when he lights the second candle or blows it out. There is something under the table, but I don't know how it connects with what's on top. I suspect there is something embedded in those candles. He seems to be "searching" a bit with the nails, especially on the first one.
Top
#75203 - 02/16/07 01:40 PM Re: Candlepower
SteveFehr Offline
Member
Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1195
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
Also, notice the camera cuts in for a closeup of him rubbing the magnet, and the angle hides any wires that may be behind the candles.

*sticks nails in candles, lifting them up and showing all sides of the candle so we can see there was no tampering
*cuts to a closeup of rubbing the magnet
*wide shot now, where we never see the back of the candles again.
* Lights candle with right hand
* sticks right hand under table
* lights candle with left hand

I did notice his left hand under the table for the motor experiement while his right lit the candles

[This message has been edited by SteveFehr (edited 02-16-2007).]
Top
#75204 - 02/16/07 02:01 PM Re: Candlepower
Luketrician Offline
Member
Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 272
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
After looking at the video again, I agree this might be a scam, oh well I'll be the sucker this time and try it anyway when I get home.
_________________________
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Top
#75205 - 02/16/07 05:53 PM Re: Candlepower
Obsaleet Offline
Member
Registered: 04/05/03
Posts: 362
Loc: Pa
last time I checked wax was an insulator. rubbing a nail a couple of times makes a magnet not. Try 20 or 30 go long strokes. Light 1 candle and there is nothing stick your hand under desck and light 2nd an the light comes on full brightness. Even if this rig did make power would it not fluctuate with the candles.


ob
_________________________
Choose your customers, don't let them choose you.
Top
#75206 - 02/16/07 06:42 PM Re: Candlepower
SteveFehr Offline
Member
Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1195
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
I think a better experiment would be to test the conductivity of a candle flame- bring two wires together 1/8" apart, the span the gap with a candle to see what happens.
Top
#75207 - 02/16/07 08:02 PM Re: Candlepower
JoeTestingEngr Offline
Member
Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Chicago, Il.
OK, here's my stab at it. We never saw the bottom of the candles. Notice that he kept the candles on the darker section of the wood. Conductive coating??? What would happen if you poured a candle around a thermocouple? One lead could go to foil on the bottom, the other to foil around the cylinder. Nail punctures outer foil, 1st thermocouple at wick, down to foil touching conductive surface. The 2nd TC would be reversed polarity so the voltages would add when both were heated.

Or what about two candles formed around D batteries and closes on rise thermal switches at the wick???

I never gave it alot of thought but if one thermocouple can power a main gas valve,two in series can probably light small lamps and run small motors.
Joe
Top
#75208 - 02/18/07 06:11 PM Re: Candlepower
renosteinke Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5316
Loc: Blue Collar Country
This idea is nothing new. It was once the preferred method of generation at Three Mile Island, until that unfortunate meltdown:

Top
#75209 - 02/19/07 09:03 AM Re: Candlepower
Luketrician Offline
Member
Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 272
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
ahh what a beautiful site great job with the photo editing John! lol


BTW I am still planning on trying it out, been preoccupied with other BIGGER projects, like making potato canons
_________________________
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 64 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 49
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 18
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
Freecrowder, clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN, Regitest2

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals