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8X Overunity from Joule Thief – Proven Design

8X Overunity from Joule Thief – Proven Design

In this post we learn about a unique 8x overunity circuit quite resembling a joule thief design which was created by one of the noted researcher Professor Steven E. Jones while experimenting with a simple overunity concept.

8x more Output from a Simple Joule Thief Circuit

While developing this overunity circuit he was amazed to see an 8 fold or 8x improvement in the power output, which simply indicated an 8 times more output being produced by his circuit, compared to the input supply power.

The results were distinctly evident on the oscilloscope screen which he used to verify the test results.

Mr. Steven E. Jones is an American physicist who particularly became popular for his intense research on muon-catalyzed fusion

While trying to develop a simple overunity theory he could discover this unique 8x overunity effect in his special joule thief circuit, using the advanced Tektronix oscilloscope, which made his finding look even more credible.

When asked from where the 8x free energy was coming from, professor said "I don't know where the energy is coming from, but it's coming from somewhere," and he himself seemed interested in solving it through other researchers.

During the course of the experiment, to be precisely sure about the working ability of the circuit, he kept it running overnight for 9 hours. In his prototype an LED was used as the load and a AAA cell, as the power supply.

The results were undoubtedly confirmed when he found that even after nine hours of continuous operation, the LED continued to remain illuminated brightly, yet the charge in the cell had hardly depleted. Without his circuit the cell would have easily gotten empty and the LED extinguished long before.

Although we are discussing just a fraction of milliwatts here, it's a good start and enough to prove the a substantial 8x overunity.

 Circuit Diagram

8X Overunity from Joule Thief

The circuit designed by Steve can be seen in the above figure, which is a modified variant of a joule thief circuit based on "blocking oscillator" principle.

In this mode, an LC network can be seen operating with the base of the BJT which you usually won't find in regular blocking oscillator designs. Professor Steven names this stage as the "boost resonator" since this stage resonates at a particular frequency and also becomes responsible for boosting the output and generating the overunity effect.

According to Mr. Steve, he could also develop a method of fine-tuning the efficiency of the circuit to a level where the input consumption virtually reaches to almost nothing.

He further revealed that the crucial element of the circuit was the inductor in the form of a torroid, specially devised by him. Although the construction of this torroidal inductor is easy, and could be hand wound, it lets you witness some amazing results.

In his design the following parts were used

Rb = 2k, 1/4 watt
Ro = 9.8k,
Rr = 3.1k,
T1 = MPS2222
Cb = 151pF,
D = LED red,
Power supply: 2V DC from a couple of rechargeable  AA cells.
Both CSR = 1 ohm 1/4 watt (current sensing resistors)

Making the Inductor Coil

8X Overunity from Joule Thief  Inductor Details

The inductor was constructed with the following details:

L-B, L-O = 9 turns using bifilar winding
Core = Torroid 1"OD, 1/2"ID, 7/16" tall
Inductance value: approximately 90uH each

Practical Test Results

Here's the original voice transcript of professor Steven, illustrating the test results on his state-of-the-art tektronix oscilloscope.

"Basically, the power is coming from two AA rechargeable cells and little 1 ohms resistors in series with the battery, so I measure the input voltage and the input current, the voltage drop across the 1 ohm resistor and that gives me the input power, multiplying the input voltage times the input current, I get the instantaneous power that’s actually the green trace here, the yellow trace being the input voltage, the blue is the current, and the green is the output. The frequency is around 2.8MHz......"

Proof of 8X Overunity

The above outstanding research by Dr. Steven, finally proves that overunity is actually possible through some means even if it remains mysteriously untraceable.


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7 thoughts on “8X Overunity from Joule Thief – Proven Design”

  1. If 8X more output was really being produced than the input, you could just connect the output to the input and use 1/8th of the output to power itself and the remaining 7/8ths to run the LED

    Remove the battery, and the LED would run infinitely long. Obviously this wouldn’t happen so you’re just measuring incorrectly.

  2. I am building a circuit that uses a HC-SR501 PIR. The PIR requires a minimum of 4.5V. The rest of my circuit requires 3v-5v. The problem arises when the batteries get lower than 4.5V, then the PIR begins to not function properly. I could use a 6V battery pack and voltage regulator to protect my other components, but that takes up space. I was wondering if there is a way of boosting the battery power to the PIR so when my batteries get lower than 4.5 volts the PIR still sees more than 4.5V. This would make my batteries last longer before replacement.

  3. Hi dear Swagatham, I did not fully get the point….8x free energy….!!!!
    Is this means, power source, say a AA dry cell will last 8 times than a normal Joule thief circuit.
    I have already assembled many Joule thief circuits, that only consumes 12mA to 18mA from a single AA cell.
    A blue LED continuously run 28days on a fresh AA cell.
    If I modify my circuit like the above circuit, will my battery last eg.28days x 8=224days….?


    • Dear Anil, 8X refers to 8 times more than what you would get if you connected the LED directly with the battery…. not through a joule thief circuit.

      you are already getting very high efficiency using a joule thief circuit, modifying it in the above manner could sightly improve the situation and keep the LED illuminated for some days more…

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