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Free Energy Device Claims: A 60-Year Overview

Free energy devices, promising unlimited clean energy, have intrigued inventors and the public for decades. This blog post provides a brief overview of various types of free energy devices invented in the last 60 years and the challenges they face.

Types of Free Energy Devices:

  1. Perpetual Motion Machines: These devices claim to run indefinitely without an external power source, challenging the laws of thermodynamics.
  2. Overunity Devices: These promise more energy output than input, defying the law of energy conservation.
  3. Zero-Point Energy Devices: Speculative devices aim to harness zero-point energy, the lowest possible energy state in quantum mechanics.
  4. Cold Fusion and LENR: These suggest nuclear reactions at or near room temperature, potentially producing excess energy.

Notable Inventions and Concepts:

  • The Orbo Power Cell: Claimed to produce more energy than consumed but faced skepticism.
  • Steorn’s Orbo Technology: Harnessed magnetic interactions for energy, though not widely accepted.
  • Magnetic Motors and Generators: Propose continuous energy production through magnets but lack scientific consensus. Like the Tornado Generator that can be made at home for emergencies.
  • The E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer): Claimed cold fusion, but independent verification remains a challenge.
  • Searl Effect Generator (SEG): Generates energy through magnet interaction but faces skepticism.
  • Schauberger’s Implosion Devices: Purported to create energy through vortex motion and implosion but lack evidence.


  • Violation of Thermodynamic Laws: Free energy devices appear to contradict fundamental thermodynamic principles.
  • Lack of Reproducibility: Many inventions fail to consistently demonstrate their claimed results.
  • Funding and Peer Review: Scientific skepticism makes it challenging to secure funding and undergo rigorous peer review.

Legal and Ethical Aspects:

  • Patent Issues: Inventors seek patents, leading to legal disputes.
  • Investment Scams: Some use free energy claims to attract investors, resulting in financial scams.
  • Regulatory Challenges: Compliance with energy and safety standards poses hurdles.


  • Free energy devices have long captured imaginations but remain scientifically contentious.
  • Notable inventions like the Orbo Power Cell and E-Cat remain unproven and controversial.
  • Scientific, engineering, legal, and ethical challenges persist in this field.
  • Cautious scrutiny and adherence to scientific principles are essential.

In summary, while the concept of free energy devices continues to fascinate, as of the last knowledge update in September 2021, no such device has gained widespread scientific acceptance. It’s crucial to approach these claims critically and remain aware of the laws of physics.