Rossi’s Direct Electricity E-Cat Test Halted After Component Failure — Will Retest in a Month

Andrea Rossi reported that his team would be carrying out an important test this month to see whether the E-Cat SK Leonardo could produce electricity directly, and had said that the test was taking place in California. Now he states that the test has ended early because of some problems with the device.

Here are some comments about the situation from the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Gerard McEk
June 15, 2019 at 7:02 AM
Dear Andrea,
1. Are you happy about the progress in testing your E-cat SKe?

Andrea Rossi
June 15, 2019 at 9:22 AM
Gerard MkEk:
1. Partly: some parts of the Ecat SK-Leonardo worked very well, better than expected, but some worked poorly. We had to suspend the test and return to remanufacture some parts differently. Much work still to do. Never give up.

Frank Acland
June 16, 2019 at 8:12 AM
Dear Andrea,

You said that you stopped the E-Cat SK Leonardo test because of certain components failing.

1. Do you know yet what corrections need to be made?
2. What is the timetable for retesting?
3. How serious is do you feel this setback for the prospects of direct electricity production from the E-Cat SK?

Andrea Rossi
June 16, 2019 at 12:23 PM
Frank Acland:
1- yes
2- 1 month
3- we will never give up
Warm Regards

Steven N. Karels
June 16, 2019 at 5:35 PM
Dear Andrea Rossi,

The purpose of prototype testing is to see what works and what needs improvement. Congrads on accomplishing a major step forward. Do the needed redesign and test again.

Andrea Rossi
June 17, 2019 at 3:08 AM
Steven N. Karels:
Warm Regards,