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  1. #1 Tesla coil instead of fuel cells? 
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    How is your Tesla coil powered to begin with?

    Sounds like a very complicated and almost certainly inefficient way of using electric energy to generate electric energy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514
    There is some guy, who proposed new type
    of energy converter,it looks like this:
    High voltage spikes, generated by Tesla coil,
    split hydrogen into ions and electrons.
    Other electrode generates negative oxygen ions.After, oxygen ions directed to unite with hydrogen ions and thus electricity is generated.He believes that efficiency of this
    device could be over 90%.I wander, if it's so simple why nobody is using it now?

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    Do you have a link? Sounds pretty inefficient to me.
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    Very high voltage , very very low current equals very little power.
    Won't work.
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    [quote="Stanley514"]
    Do you have a link? Sounds pretty inefficient to me.
    But there interesting ideas:
    Consider membraneless alkaline fuel cell:
    http://www.physorg.com/news3476.html
    and thermally charged ion battery:
    http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/60...scription.html
    I would be glad to know your mind on those too.And also American researches made investigation how to increase reactions in a fuel cell with help of plasma:
    gcep.stanford.edu/pdfs/i6W09tDtK-48PTmzHazOuw/4.2.Cappelli_07.pdf
    This last one is in PDF format.
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    This one particular article isn't in English,
    so I guess you wont read it
    Post the link (and the language if it won't be obvious) and I'll see what Google translate makes of it. I am not a scientist though, but it does sound interesting and I might be able to provide some insight if it is not too advanced.
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    Ok, here is the link in English for anyone interested (original in Russian). LINK or LINK
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