A couple of recent questions and answers from the Journal of Nuclear Physics stood out to me about the kind of input the Ecat requires. The first is about a battery:
September 21, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Dear Dr. Rossi, will this installation work:
Full loaded Car-battery 12V, 225Ah plus grounding with a
copper- grid (placed IN the earth) ?
September 21, 2022 at 4:57 AM
The second is about using a generator:
September 21, 2022 at 3:57 AM
Dear Dr. Rossi,
could the SKLep be used to multiply the maximum power available in an isolated place not reached by the electricity grid, but equipped with a electric generator?
Did you have tested this configuration?
September 21, 2022 at 4:54 AM
I think so, but didn’t test this configuration yet: I think it also depends on the kind of genset,
So although it sounds like he hasn’t tested it, Rossi is a lot more positive about a generator running an Ecat than a battery (even if it is grounded). Many people are hoping that the Ecat can operate in an off-grid environment. A generator would help accomplish that, but generators typically run from fossil fuel sources, so that is far from an ideal solution, but possibly a practical one in situations where a reliable grid connection is not available.