The recently published Rossi-Gullstroem paper described a new experiment with only one E-Cat QX reactor hooked up to the control box. Andrea Rossi is now reporting that testing is underway in which multiple QX units are being combined to increase the power output inside the heat exchanger. This would be an important test to make, because Rossi has always said that the overall plan with his QX reactors is to be able to make heating units as small or as large as needed by simply combining his QXs together.
Up to this point, it doesn’t sound like they have tested QX’s in clusters. Here are a few recent comments from the JONP by Rossi on the subject.
July 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM
I have been following your progress since your public demonstration will Dr. Sergio Focardi. Your progress has been amazing to watch.
You stated earlier: “Today we are making substantial improvements to raise the power of the apparatus that will be presented in the demonstration.”
1. Is this increase in power due to adding more QX reactors to the demonstration setup or due to a changes to the QX and its control system?
2. If due to increase in the quantity of reactors, do you have a ballpark figure for what you are shooting for on the output power?
July 26, 2017 at 3:41 PM
1- we are putting more modules in parallel
2- between 200 and 500 W
Thank you for your attention and sustain,
July 26, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Dear Dr. Rossi
You say that you are increasing the power. Is this be combining multiple E-CAT QX’s together. Could you give an indication of how many you will now show at the demonstration?
July 26, 2017 at 3:46 PM
We are piling up 20 modules.
Today we worked all the day on the apparatus for the demonstration, it is working.
Steven N. Karels
July 26, 2017 at 6:43 PM
1. How many in parallel?
2. All controlled by a single controller?
3. Still no phase change?
July 26, 2017 at 8:04 PM
1- we’ll see. Our module at average, not risky operation, has a power of 10 W, now we are working to pile them up in a tiny space.
3- yes, we’ll increase the flow to maintain the T below 100 Celsius degrees, just to make measurements simpler.
Direct current, liquid phase
make the test a simpler case
Rossi has recently said that the maximum number of QX reactors that can be powered by a single control unit like the one used in the Gullstroem-Rossi paper is 100. It sounds like Rossi’s team are shooting for a higher output power at the demonstration, but are trying to being careful not to overload the system. Rossi has said that they have had problems in the past with heat from the QX being transmitted back to the control system via conduction along the copper wires, and destroying components, so I am sure that will be a concern with additional heat being generated.
Rossi has refused to say so far how much power is consumed by the control system. I think a more effective demonstration could be made if the output of the combined QXs was higher than the power consumed by the control system, and maybe that is why they are working on raising the output.