The device works like a typical linear generator in which a set of magnets mounted in a translator is moved up and down inside multiple coils of wire of an armature. However, there is a crucial difference with Snapper: alongside the armature coils is a second set of magnets of alternating polarity.
These armature magnets prevent the translator magnet assembly from moving up and down smoothly in relation to the armature. Instead magnetic forces between the armature and translator repeatedly couple the two sub-assemblies together until the external force is able to overcome it. This results in a series of faster movements (faster relative movements between armature and translator) more suited to classical electrical generation.
E.Spooner, J.R.Bumby, R. Morgan, J Grimwade
E. Spooner, J. Grimwade
H. Bailey, R. C. Crozier, A. McDonald, M. A. Mueller, E. Spooner, P. McKeever
P. McKeever, C. Ng, M. Taylor, E. Spooner, M. A. Mueller, R. C. Crozier
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