# 20 kW from a Standard AC Power Outlet?

I have been asking Andrea Rossi some questions regarding the power outlet that can operate the 20 kW E-Cat SK reactor:

Frank Acland
November 4, 2018 at 7:43 PM
Dear Andrea,

Does the controller to the E-Cat SK plug into a regular AC wall socket, or is a different kind of connection required?

Andrea Rossi
November 5, 2018 at 12:57 AM
Frank Acland:
It ia a regular plug-in outlet.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Frank Acland
November 5, 2018 at 12:31 PM
Dear Andrea,

1. So by a “regular plug-in outlet”, you mean a regular domestic socket you would use for a computer, TV, etc.
2. Would any regular domestic socket in the USA, Europe, Asia, etc. (they differ slightly in voltage and amps depending on country) be able to operate a single 20 kW E-Cat SK?
3. Would the E-Cat SK be able to operate with AC at either 50 or 60 Hz?

Frank Acland:
1- yes
2- yes, it is very easy to convert
3- we make the control panels fit for the voltage and frequency they have to operate with
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I think this is quite useful and potentially important information. We know that in previous demonstrations there have been questions about the measurement of input power. However if the E-Cat SK is plugged into a regular AC power outlet, even if Rossi does not provide an exact measurement of input power going into the controller, we will know the maximum possible amount of power in because AC power outlets are standardized.

In the USA, the standard residential circuits are either 15 or 20 amps at 110 volts. So the maximum load that can be put on a single power outlet is 2400 W. Beyond that, the circuit breaker will trip and you have no power. If the E-Cat can be demonstrated to be operating at 20 kW, and it is shown to be plugged into a standard power outlet and it is not tripping the circuit breaker, then it will be clearly running at ‘overunity’ — the COP would be at least close to 10.

So this will be something to look for at the January demonstration: what is the E-Cat plugged into, and what is the maximum possible load it can handle — plus, can Rossi actually demonstrate that the SK is running at 20 kW. So far he has said that at the presentation he will be using the E-Cat to heat water, and that he will be showing the temperature of the water at both the input and the output.