Searl Effect Generator

New Energy Technologies
, Vol. 2, pp. 242-245

Testing of Small Prototype to Investigate Searl's Effect

S. M. Godin and V.V. Roschin

The authors go further in the research of possibility to receive free energy by means of rotating constant magnets (Searl’s Effect).

The aim of generator compact model (GCM) testing was studying of possibility to produce a small and maximum cheap model, which uses the ceramic magnets. Laboratory research of this model of generator was aimed at the discovery of self-generation effects and effects of weight change, which were already achieved on the full-size generator [1].

A general view of GCM is shown in Figure 1. The generator represented a mechanical system consisting of general construction as a cylinder made of stainless steel divided by it height in approximately two equal parts. The direct current motor with collector was situated in the lower part; windings of stator and rotor were connected in series.

Figure 1

In the upper part of the construction on the axis of motor the rotor is situated as a cylindrical ceramic magnet with a central hole made on the base of cobalt-samarium mix. The magnet is magnetized vertically and inserted into the steel fixture, which preserves the magnet from destruction during the quick rotation. Small magnetic rollers also made of ceramic magnets and magnetized along the axis of rotation were placed around the rotor. All 12 rollers were placed into the aluminum cylinders, which preserve their brittle ceramics from mechanical impact during the work in emergency conditions. The main idea of such construction consists in the fact that in initial state the rollers were attracted by the magnet of rotor to the side face. Due to the repulsion of the rollers from each other, the distance between them appeared automatically. With this distance they uniformly distributed along the entire perimeter of the rotor. During acceleration of the rotor the rollers diverge from the rotor step by step and begin to run in the outside cylindrical fixture, which is placed around the rotor at the distance of 1.5 mm from the external surface of rollers in the initial states. The height of the rotor magnet is 24 mm, the diameter of the inside hole is 40 mm. All other geometrical sizes and ratios are given in Figure 2.

Figure 2

It was supposed that with a certain acceleration of rotation the rollers would begin to rotate inside the outside fixture with self-acceleration and would carry metal surface of rotor device. This mode will be easy to discover due to the possible decrease of the current consumed by the electric motor. Thus, the aim of GCM testing was an attempt to find the features of energy transformation of environment which lies in the self-acceleration of the rotor device or other characteristic effects concentric magnetic walls around the device and fall of temperature) discovered already. The program of device testing included registration of dependence of rotational speed of the rollers along the outside fixture from rotation speed of the motor.

Appearance of GCM is shown in Figure 3, when this device is ready to test in laboratory conditions. GCM was placed on the massive grounded steel plate. The power supply made in the form of controlled transformer, isolating transformer, bridge diode rectifier and capacitive filter were placed on the right. Besides, the generator of reference frequency G3-112 and frequency meter C3-54 were placed here.

Figure 3

The 2-channel oscilloscope C1-99, digital combined unit TSH300 applied for the measurement of consumption current and power supply TEC-88 (0-30 V, 0-2.5 A) applied for power supply of the optoelectronic sensor of device rotation were placed on the left. The measurement of rotation speed of the rollers was made with an induction-type sensor, which was placed at the height of the rollers, on the reverse side of the aluminum fixture. The rollers after they separated from the rotor, rolled along this fixture. During the passing of every roller by the induction-type sensor, the impulse of voltage with the amplitude of about 1V was produced. This voltage was supplied to one of the inputs of 2-channel oscilloscope for direct observation on the screen. A signal from the reference generator connected with the frequency meter was supplied to the second input of the oscilloscope.

Synchronization of scanning of the oscilloscope was provided from the same reference signal. The frequency of the signal on the reference generator was set to provide the most stable immovable pattern on both channels of the oscilloscope. An accurate measurement was made according to the data from the frequency meter. Such method of measurement was chosen because the applied collector motor of direct current ad permanent deviations of rotation rate due to the change of voltage in the mains, heating of bearings, collector and other reasons. All this hampered the reception of an accurate value of average rotation rate directly from the readings of the frequency meter. It was necessary to divide the readings of frequency meter by 12 to receive the real value of rotation rate in rates per second (rate of running around the fixture) of the rollers.

Measurement of rotation rate of the rotor was made in an analogous way, but as a sensor we used the self-made sensor on the base of optic pair IR emitter-receiver with an open optic channel. The sensor was assembled on the textolite baseplate and attached to the upper plexiglass head of GCM by means of usual plasticine. Using this sensor we could quickly and effectively adjust the necessary operating gap between the surface of optoelectronic couple and surface of special metal disk with 25 dark and 25 light sectors applied on it. Thus, during one rotation period of the rotor the photon-coupled sensor gave 25 impulses of voltage, which were transferred to the oscilloscope for immediate observation. The appearance of photon-coupled sensor or rotations attached to the upper plexiglass head of the GCM unit is shown in Figure 4.

Figure 4

In Figure 5 you can see the oscillograms of signal from the photon-coupled sensor of rotation (upper beam) and harmonic signal from the reference generator in the moment of coincidence of frequencies with a one-phase accuracy. The real rotation rate of the rotor was determined as a measured frequency (rate) of generator divided by 25 (number of dark and light sectors on the disk of rate controller).

Figure 5

To receive reliable information on the characteristics of the electromechanical system ‘motor-permanent magnet of the rotor’ there were made several bare measurements without installation of the rollers. Measurements were made with the placing of magnet north up and vice versa.

As we can see from the diagrams of dependence of the motor consumption current from the applied voltage of power supply, the strength of consumption current increases with the voltage of power supply and reaches its maximum at 0.31 A with the minimal possible rotation rate of the rotor. The strength of consumption current does not depend on the polarity of installation of the magnet in the limits of experimental accuracy. For the given motor there is an area of minimal consumption current, which lies in the diapason from 40 to 80 W.

We got similar curves of rotation speed for the cases of different location of magnets of the rotor, which means the independence of rotation speed from the polarity of the magnet of the rotor.

The results of measurements of rotation speeds of the rotor and rollers (given separately) are presented in Table 1.

Table 1

Here, as in the previous example, two cases are considered. They are the case, when the magnet was installed with its north pole up and an opposite case. The poles of the rollers change accordingly. We should note that with the slow change of power supply voltage, we practically always observed the instability of the trajectories of the rollers and their tailing from the operating surface, which led to the adhesion of one or some pairs of the rollers together.

This fact distorted the pattern of measurements, and we had to introduce correction factors during the calculation of rotation speed of the rollers. These factors depend on the number of fallen down or adhered rollers in pairs. This table was made taking into account these correction factors and it is an average one according to the results of five tests. As we can see from the table, no self-acceleration of the rollers was found. After the speed reaches a particular value of 8.5 rps, the speed of the rollers stabilizes and does not increase in spite of the increase of rotation speed of the rotor magnet.

Also we can see from Table 1 that the rollers always have a tendency to retard and after the full separation with the voltage of 20-23 V.

Concerning the polarity of magnet location we can say that it does not influence the rotation speed of the rotor and rollers in the limits of miscalculation in determination of speed and voltage in the given experiment. Some differences in speed are defined only by mechanical characteristics of the rollers and surface o the fixture, which was used for revolving around. We should say that the outside surfaces of the rollers and the surface wer made of the same material (aluminum); that’s why they have a tendency of attrition even during one experiment (10 minutes). Due to this reason we couldn’t get full reiteration, but the accuracy was sufficient to establish the fact of full absence of the self-acceleration effects and some differences between polarities of installation of the rotor magnet and rollers.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any anomalies in the temperature distribution and distribution of magnetic field around the converter. ‘Magnetic and heat walls’ discovered in experiments with a big converter were almost absent around the small device.


These experiments proved the point of view that during the device operation the nonlinearity of the wave processes, which take place in quantum medium (ether) plays the main role. It is evident that there is some critical value of parameters in the magnetic system of the converter (mass, induction of magnetic field) and only in the case of excess of these parameters the appearance of abovementioned effects is possible.


1 – V. Roschin, S. Godin: An Experimental Investigation of Physical Effects in a Dynamic Magnetic System; New Energy Technologies, Vol. 1, July-August 2001, pp. 3-5.

Editor’s Note: -- Alexander Frolov --- I have to say about my personal opinion of this experimental work. It is a very strange project. I am not sure if these are 100% true experimental results due to absence of real prototype at the present time (Only the description of 7 KWt system was published, It was built in 1002, according to S, Godin). On the other hand, the theory of this energy converter and its description by Godin and Roschin is in good correlation with other theories on inner structure of physical vacuum. Faraday Lab Ltd will develop this research direction and we hope to present our own experimental results in the future.

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