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"That tiny 12-volt battery only STARTS the setup and after that another forces kick in???"
"That tiny 12-volt battery only STARTS the setup and after that another forces kick in???"

Compiled by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
November 3, 2012

On October 2, Tom Ferko sent me a link to a video, then provided this explanation: (slightly edited)

Hi Sterling,
What you see in the video is the setup in my home. NO HOAX.
A tiny (A23) 12-volt battery powers a circuit box.
The box powers a large coil.
The coil drives a 2-inch neodymium magnet.
The magnet drives a large, iron magnet-studded wheel. (MAGNETIC COUPLING)
The wheel, in turn, now acting as a large flywheel, drives the 2-inch magnet. (MAGNETIC COUPLING)
Very little power from the battery is now required to keep things going.
The light group [bank] is powered by high DC voltage from the circuit box, separately.
The action is stopped with a switch or battery removal.
It takes a while to spool down, if the magnet and large, iron wheel are coupled. If they are not magnetically coupled, the magnet will stop very quickly.
No other electrical power source is there. Just an A23 battery mounted on the bottom of the light group housing. You can see it in the video.
With the power on, the magnet starts with just a finger tap in either direction. The magnet then spins that way!
I live in Michigan and will [show the] setup to any Company or Corporation that is interested.
I ... wish to be recognized as the inventor and the source.


Open Source Terms

On October 7, 2012, Tom Ferko agreed to open source this design through PES Network, Inc.. He asks that if anyone goes commercial (selling stuff) with this design (or a close variant) that they remit a 5% royalty to him, which he will share with us at PES for helping to coordinate this project. We are splitting the royalty 60:40, Tom:PES, adjustable over time.


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A tiny A23 or A27 12-volt battery starts the whole setup.
The huge magnet then drives the large 16-inch diameter iron magnet studded wheel. That heavy wheel acts as a flywheel. It in turn drives the huge magnet as both are magnetically coupled and synchronized together. Hardly any power from the battery is required to keep things going once the above happens.
A row of four series connected 120-volt AC lamps are lit with stored spare power also..
All wiring is on the table top. Nothing is hidden under the table. No parlor tricks.
The battery is housed inside the left hand side bottom of the row of lamps. Look carefully and you can see it. I did a close-up on a similar battery so you can see its size.
Pull the battery out or shut the device down with a switch and the setup takes a long time to stop turning. Please note: This is not overunity or perpetual motion but EXTREMELY EFFICIENT.
Check out my newest or next video -- Satellite Generator-Magnetic Power Part 2 - I have taken this outdoors on a glass top table. I show a spinning fan blade in my fingers just by holding a shaft through the blade. Coupled in a VERTICAL position -not horizontal like the spinning magnet is.

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  • Most of this was covered in the first video. Any size 12-volt battery can be used to power this. Once the large flywheel magnetically couples with the magnet, they become a team of sorts, and the battery power used to keep everything spinning drops. It looks like the propeller I am holding in my hand is not spinning very fast in the video but it is moving rapidly, as fast as the magnet is. Check out my next video where I have added two 4-inch diameter spinning scooter wheels that I talked about in this video. (YouTube / 64298; Oct 4, 2012)

"That black box was a larger battery I was using outdoors to make sure the setup would work OK if the wind started to kick up. Turns out I did not have to use it at all and the setup you saw works fine using the tiny A23 battery."

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  • The 4-inch diameter scooter wheels light up when they spin on a rough surface. I had to simulate that by bouncing my finger off them. The wheels weigh one pound and I still figure I can add more load to this. Magnetic coupling is the nearest thing to overunity that I ever encountered. I can just imagine if someone could make a larger than 2-inch diameter magnet and what it would be capable of doing on a much larger scale. I think this power box can power most things. Not once did it fail me after hundreds of high-voltage experiments leading up to this. That tiny 12-volt battery only STARTS the setup and after that another force kicks in??? (YouTube / 64298; Oct 5, 2012)

"The battery used was a A23, 12-volt battery that ran the setup for 32 minutes without stopping. I feel that is quite an accomplishment, since both the magnet and iron wheel are quite heavy. The battery is very tiny."

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(YouTube / 64298; November 2, 2012)

I just discovered my "Satellite Generator Magnetic Power" setup is capable of doing a lot more than was shown previously on YouTube.

I always thought that being close to the coil was the best position for the 2-inch magnet. I was dead wrong. Somehow, by elevating the spinning magnet and by placing it over a plastic plant pot, I increased the magnet's speed tremendously.

The wall wart I was drawing power from has a 200 ma 12-volt DC output rating. 0.9 watts is what the wall wart itself draws. When the speed of the magnet was over 4,900 RPMs, the watt meter indicated 3.2 watts. I was so nervous about eating the spinning magnet that I forgot to show the 3.2 watts on the meter.

So I have a voltage of 12 volts, a current of 0.1916666 amps or 2.3 watts of power driving a 2-inch diameter, 2-inch long magnet at a +4,900 RPMs.

What's left to do now is to see outdoors how that terrific magnet speed fares with the iron wheel linked to it magnetically.

Folks - I don't know where the top end of the speed is right now. It keeps steadily climbing up and I removed the magnet from the top of the plastic pot at 4,900 RPMs as a safety precaution. I am positive it can better 5,000 if I let it alone till it blew up. The magnet is quite expensive so I will see to it that will not happen.

While all this was happening in this video did you notice the 4 lamp light intensity was ever so great ? Lots of back EMF from the coil is being burned up by the lamps. I wish I could somehow convert that power to charge a couple of batteries so I can make a quick switch - One to power the circuit the other taking a charge.

Also notice the neon lamp on the powerbox flickering. Its doing its job keeping the transistor from burning up on top of the box..

I used ALL CERAMIC free spin skate bearings on the magnet shaft. So far they have held up and not exploded from hi speed.

Electric Car Motor???

"This video shows more of what the Satellite Generator setup is capable of doing.
"I now believe with more enginering it can be used to power an electric car if made on a large scale. Just look at how the 5 inch wheel is spinning! Lots of torque.
"I am powering this huge setup from a 200 milliamp 12 volt wall wart !!!
"It will take me a while but I plan to make a 8 inch magnet drum and try the same. With more surface area it should even work better. Does anyone have a lot of small powerfull neodymium disk magnets they wish to donate? I would use them imbedded into the drum walls and they get full published credit for their donation.

Motor Madness for 2013

Here is the BOTTOM LINE for watt power used.
The total power draw is 3.2 watts for everything measured per .2 percent watt meter accuracy
The wall wart uses .9 watts
The 4 light group has 174 volts across it and draws .01 amps Thats 1.74 watts
Adding 1.74 + .9 = 2.6.4 watts.
Subtract 2.64 from 3.2 = .56 watts which opererates the wood magnet wheel
Does anyone know of a device this large that can spin a 3 pound wheel with just a little more than 1/2 watt of power?
I have not even began to tap the voltage across the lamps yet !!!
Need a lot of folks to replicate and take this much further. Join the forum where all how to build is located


A 5 watt led lamp has a disco effect and now the voltage across that lamp is about 29 volts. I removed the older continuous burn set of 4 one watt lamps in series.
This 5 watt lamp only turns on at 80 DC volts and higher voltage is burned off as well as 80 volts. Then the lamp goes out untill the coil /caps build back up to 80 volts and over. REPETATIVE CYCLE. Resulting in a disco type flickering look..
The main object is to take the whole back EMF load off the transistor without overdoing it and let it concentrate on helping the wheel spin. It seems the magnets are doing the work- not the coil drawing the magnets to it. Look at the watt power used and remember that the wall wart uses .9 watts itself.
The magnet wheel locks onto the transistors frequency and will try to spin as fast as the transisors speed. We all know a mechanical device cant do that but if your wheel is perfectly balanced it will turn at a blazing fast rate.
I am having a machine shop drill and balance a new 8 inch wheel for me. 14 magnets this time instead of 12.



Click here for enlarged version.

On October 8, 2012, Tom wrote: (slightly edited)

It's a hybrid circuit, with all the parts, my choice. Many ideas from different published circuits incorporated into this circuit. This circuit never failed me. The high-voltage section in the circuit keeps getting higher and higher without the four bleeder lamps. If it were not for those lamps, the voltage would go over 450 volts and damage the caps!! The whole high-voltage section is a bonus.
The R1 and R2 variable resistors work best for me with R1 full counterclockwise and R2 full clockwise. Replications can be tweaked for best results.
2-inch DIAMETRIC magnet (polarity on sides) sold by K&J Magnetics item RYO4YODIA Description gives all specs. Pull force is 152.6 pounds.
Hoffman 20 aluminum wheel bought off Ebay.
Two 330 mfd 450-volt capacitors are in parallel to show as one 660 mfd on the schematic.
The magnets are not incorporated in the electronic circuit. They are only on the iron wheel and the single 2-inch magnet housed within its own wooden spin box placed on top of the large, blue wire coil.
At times, the 2-inch magnet will start up on its own, and other times I give it a finger tap, and it starts to spin. It can spin either way, but the iron wheel must spin the opposite way.
Once the magnet is spinning, I give the iron wheel a hard finger spin and the setup auto syncs by itself.
The wheel rim is an aluminum Hoffman 20-inch, 48 spoke rim with four 316 grade steel spokes centering in a scooter wheel with free spin bearings in the center. Forty-eight [of dimension] 1/2 x 7/16 x 1/4 inch neodymium magnets (N48) are glued evenly spaced apart, all along the outer circumference of the rim; north poles facings out. A 52-inch iron strap covers all magnets. Eight of the same small magnets are glued on the top of the iron strap, all evenly spaced; south poles facing out.
The 2-inch magnet holder is entirely separate, and no electronic wires connect to it. Free-spin plastic skate bearings allow the magnet to spin at high speeds.
I have run the system for 32 minutes straight off of a tiny A23 battery. Manufacturer can supply power specs.
The setup starts easily, with or without the capacitors charged or discharged.
Tom Ferko

And on November 02, 2012 he added:

My iron wheel has 4 spokes centering into a skate wheel. On "TOP" of the iron strip right over each spoke. I placed one magnet. In between each of those magnets, I placed another magnet. A total of 8. I [previously] had all 8 south poles facing upward but now, I found north, south, north, south, etc., works a lot better.


Wheel perimeter with magnets attached.
Wheel perimeter with magnets attached.
Wheel hub.
Wheel hub.
Satellite magnet, with tape on it in a spiral to see motion. "The huge 2-inch diameter magnet I used had green tape wound around it to show it was spinning barber pole style. The 1/4-inch diameter shaft runs through the center of the magnet. Fiberglass shaft. The 2-inch magnet rotates 8 times to every 1 revolution of the large iron strap wheel."
Satellite magnet, with tape on it in a spiral to see motion. "The huge 2-inch diameter magnet I used had green tape wound around it to show it was spinning barber pole style. The 1/4-inch diameter shaft runs through the center of the magnet. Fiberglass shaft. The 2-inch magnet rotates 8 times to every 1 revolution of the large iron strap wheel."



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Joseph Newman Motor Analogue

On November 05, 2012 11:25 PM [GMT-6], Tom wrote:

Hi Sterling,
When I was running the generator/motor power box off the 200 ma/12 volt wall wart I noticed something but did not realize its significance.
I did not know anything about the Newman motor at that time. I saw later that his motor ran on VOLTAGE and little if any current??
Looking back at what I saw on my watt meter that the wall wort was plugged into was the fact that as the magnet spun faster and faster the watt power consumed went downwards. So I know that the output of the wall wort is 12 volts. The CURRENT then was going down the faster the magnet spun.
Same as the Newman Motor!
I am very excited about this as the Iron wheel was not present at that time which makes the magnet motor replication easy for anyone concerned. I spent a longer time constructing the iron wheel. I almost bet at 4,999 RPMs the back DC EMF coming out of the power box through the rectifier circuit is a monster.

In the News

  • OS: Electromagnetic >
    Ferko's Satellite Generator -- Motor Madness for 2013 - Tom Ferko, who is open sourcing his "satellite generator" design at PESWiki, has posted a new video showing a 3 pound wheel spinning while pulling a little more than 1/2 watts of power. He's looking for people to replicate, improve, and comment on the phenomenon. How could this be possible? It resembles Bedini's stuff. (PESWiki; December 18, 2012)
  • Featured / OS: Electromagnetic / Magnet Motors >
    Tom Ferko's Satellite Generator -- Open Sourced via PES - Michigan inventor has come up with a unique combination of separate (satellite) magnet wheels, a coil, special circuitry and back-emf harvesting to produce some very unusual effects, including running on very little power, and super fast speeds of a 2-inch diameter magnet spinning far above the coil. (PESWiki; November 3, 2012)


See Google > nLgK5wDOFt8 (first video in this set)


Tom Ferko
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