There are two things that have my attention with the O-cube
1.Unlike most of the free energy claims where we see people pack up shop and disappear they are hanging around and being very open about problems. In the past the Orbo team have had some massive failures followed by a long silence.
2.The technology they are working with is being researched by others and I know it is a possibility with research I was part of in the past.
There are still many red flags including unanswered questions like where is the energy coming from but its now a possibility. (long odds)
The latest video discusses the problems,the components and possible solutions. There have been a lot of changes and could be more in the future. It may have been wise to do a little more field testing first without any attention. The following is a link to the video
There is an excellent description of all the points covered in the video at the follow link at Dispatches From The Future
The following is an extract from the article
As described by McCarthy, these are the components of an OCube, along with their purpose:
- A “voltage reference source”, consisting of two 9 volt batteries connected in series with a megaohm resister between them. These are connected to the Orbo powerpack, and provide a voltage, a permanent electric field; but due to the presence of the resistor they provide virtually no current. According to an e-mail sent by Steorn to Frank Acland, this voltage reference source “causes the Orbo cells to recharge faster and to a higher voltage level than they would with just their own inherent electric field.”
- The voltage reference source is connected to 8 Orbo powercells, organized as two bundles of four cells each. In contrast, the OPhone contains only one Orbo power cell.
- The power cells output to a controller chip. While the output from the power cells exceeds 1.6 volts, this chip will output 5 volts.
- The controller chip outputs to a lithium ion battery, to recharge it.
- The Li-ion battery outputs to a standard USB post.
When a device is plugged into the USB port, it drains the Li-ion battery. Once the battery’s voltage decreases to about 2.9 volts, the rest of the system begins to recharge it, and does so over the course of about 12 hours.
McCarthy explained that the OCube failures they have seen to date can all be attributed to the controller chip.
I have also been following Frank Acland’s progress at E-Cat World who has a failed Orbo. It is consistent with
There are still many red flags and I really think they should have done a lot more field testing. We still have no explanation where the energy comes the power cells or power packs could be long life batteries rather that energy harvesters. Having such a high failure rate indicated they pulled the trigger too early.
The logic of the components and their layout is what I would expect(except the two 9v batteries). Potting the device or using epoxy is pointless as it can be dissolved. This also means failure points like the lithium-ion battery and or the two 9v batteries can not be replaced. Other failed components that could fail could easily be replaced
Having a reference battery is also interesting and is a red fag in itself. Despite all of that I have my radar set as a maybe or possibility….we really need a lot more long term testing and results form fields testing. We still do not have enough information at this stage including a thrid party non failed device to call it either way.
I will follow up with updates each week until it reaches a conclusion.