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    I am thinking of inventing an electric generator using the perpetual motion concept. I would like to use this perpetual motion http://www.uh.edu/engines/boylespmm.jpg . The water will have infinite energy to flow and i'll placed a turbine . Do you think it can do ? If you have some suggestion, please reply.


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    Do you know why perpetual motion machines are not currently used?


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    exchemist and Cogito Ergo Sum like this.
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    From Wikipedia
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    Boyle's self-flowing flask, a perpetual motion machine, appears to fill itself through siphon action ("hydrostatic perpetual motion") and involves the "hydrostatic paradox"[25] This is not possible in reality; a siphon requires its "output" to be lower than the "input".
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    Quote Originally Posted by vehanwien View Post
    I am thinking of inventing an electric generator using the perpetual motion concept. I would like to use this perpetual motion http://www.uh.edu/engines/boylespmm.jpg . The water will have infinite energy to flow and i'll placed a turbine . Do you think it can do ? If you have some suggestion, please reply.
    No it won't and can't work. Several readers have given you clues as to why. I'll give you one more, which is the most general and the most obvious: conservation of energy. If you extract energy from a system, eventually the system will run out of extractable energy, because you can't make energy from nothing and the amount in any system is finite to start with. It does not matter what device or energy source: pulleys, flowing water, magnets, pendulums, none of them can possibly work.
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    If those self-flowing things actually worked then loads of people would have them in their homes or gardens as water features. They'd make excellent self-oxygenating fish tanks and goldfish bowls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vehanwien View Post
    I am thinking of ... using the perpetual motion concept. Do you think it can do ?
    No. Never.

    Hope that helps.
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    Apparently if you use beer instead of water then it does work. It was on YouTube so it must be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    Apparently if you use beer instead of water then it does work. It was on YouTube so it must be true.
    Perhaps if you drink enough of the beer first ...
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