UPDATE #3 (Mar 4, 2017)
March 3, 2018 at 4:52 PM
Is the larger reactor under test 100 kW or 10 kW?
March 4, 2018 at 2:25 AM
UPDATE #2 (Mar 2, 2017)
March 2, 2018 at 10:46 AM
Dr Andrea Rossi:
From your comment of yesterday I understood that the new big reactor has a power of 100 kW: did I understand well?
March 2, 2018 at 3:32 PM
That’s the prototype we are testing.
That’s quite a change from a 40 W QX reactor!
We know that Andrea Rossi has never really been completely satisfied with any version of the E-Cat. From the very beginning of his going public we have seen various models, ranging from low temperature E-Cats to Hot Cats, to the E-Cat QX.
Now we learn of an even newer E-Cat which doesn’t yet have a name. From what Rossi has described it is a larger version of the E-Cat QX, in other words a higher powered plasma-based reactor which he says his team has just started testing.
According to Rossi, this does not mean that the E-Cat QX plans are now on hold, which has been the concern of some E-Cat followers. On the Journal of Nuclear Physics, one reader stated “There is a problem with you being a genius. The problem is that you never stop being inventive, and creating better technology. That, of course, has a downside – the product is never static enough to go into mass production, and potential customers will be waiting for the next big development. The world needs your Ecat NOW. Can you come up with a Quark based product, designed so that the smaller composites could later be swapped for the more powerful unit. If you were able to do that, and promise a FREE UPGRADE for early adopters – that would get the money flowing, and please me and the rest of your followers.”
February 28, 2018 at 1:45 PM
Attention: as I said, the bigger reactor does not interfere with the process of industrialization of the Ecat QX.
Thank you for your critic, anyway, I will treasure it.
A prototype of the new large reactor has apparently been built, and Rossi has said that it must go through the same type of Sigma 5 testing that the E-Cat QX went through — which lasted about a year. So if Rossi does get a product under production this year, it will be E-Cat QX-based.
Rossi has always said that E-Cat R&D will never end. I would guess that it will be on the R&D side of things where Rossi will expend most of his efforts, as he most likely will be letting robotics experts and engineers deal with the production of the finished products, which Rossi has less experience with.
Meanwhile, Rossi is asking people to suggest names for the new product.
UPDATE: I asked a few more questions about the new reactor:
March 1, 2018 at 12:03 PM
It is good to hear your R&D continues.
1. Will a customer who buys an early E-Cat QX plant be able to get an ‘upgrade’ if the plants with larger E-Cats are better. (For example, in software many customers get free upgrades for new versions)
2. When it is time to replace E-Cats, do you think it will be possible to replace small E-Cats (QX) with your larger E-Cats if they prove to work well, without replacing the plant?
3. Do you anticipate the control system for the small QX reactors work for the larger E-Cats, or will a different control system be needed?
March 1, 2018 at 5:07 PM
3- it will be substantially different, because it is in it the core of the difference.
So the difference is in the control system, and it doesn’t sound like early adopters will be penalized if the opt for the QX plants if they can upgrade if an improved reactor comes along.