On the Journal of Nuclear Physics today, Rossi stated: “This morning we are making an experiment, testing the device to allow the QuarkX to be able to work either with battery or with AC power source, like a computer.”
This announcement has sparked some interest, as many people over the years have expressed a hope that it might be possible to power a QuarkX with a battery, rather than having to have it dependent upon the grid for power. Battery powered E-Cats would provide a lot of flexibility and portability to the technology, and enable it to operate in places where a grid source of electricity was not available.
There were some follow-up questions and answers:
April 20, 2017 at 8:05 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi:
Very interesting your test with batteries. This will surely make easier the measurement of the COP: direct current is much easier to measure. AR: Also, it helps us to measure with precision the alternate current directly generated by the reactor. It is a very interesting experiment.
April 20, 2017 at 11:26 AM
It’s interesting to hear you are experimenting running the quarkX with a battery.
1. So far, does the QuarkX act normally with the battery as a power source? AR: no
2. What is the power rating for the battery you are using? AR: we are testing different sizes
3. What advantages do you see in running the QuarkX from a battery? AR: just more options and portability
April 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Dr. Rossi, do you convert che battery DC to AC before powering che QuarkX? AR: no
1. Even if the QuarkX is not working normally with the battery, is it working at all (even if less efficient)? AR: no
2. You say that the electrical production from the QuarkX is alternating current (AC) — has this always been the case? AR: yes
3. Have you had to modify your control system for the battery powered experiment? AR: yes
Rossi indicates that the QuarkX is not working with the battery input, so the experiments may not be success. To this point it seems that all the tests have been carried out with an AC power source, so things may operate differently with DC input (he states above he is not converting DC battery input to AC), and while battery powered QuarkXs would obviously be desirable, it sounds like it is too early to tell whether it is a practical idea.