Ring Power Multiplier “AC Battery” Stores AC Power as Real AC Power
The Technology Development Division of Texzon Utilities (Texzon), an energy company, announced that the Australian Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent No. 2006216973 for the Ring Power Multiplier (RPM), a power conditioning and energy storage device. The RPM is a NASA-tested technology that offers continuous, instantaneous power protection, and is claimed to be a breakthrough solution for worldwide grid stability by virtue of its ability to store ac power. Texzon has exclusive worldwide marketing rights for the RPM technology, invented by Dr. James Corum, renowned scientist and physicist. This is the 4th awarded patent on the technology, with additional patents pending.
"The RPM will be a critical component for increasing the amount of green energy on our electricity grids," said General Mike Miller, Texzon CEO. "Dr. Corum has pioneered a remarkable technology." In addition to stabilizing the grid, the RPM offers a practical way to accelerate the integration of renewable resources, like wind and solar - into the grid, by virtue of its ability to store ac power as real ac power at 50/60 Hz, making it instantaneously and continuously available.
The RPM does not require ac-dc-ac conversion and the cryogenic version has virtually no storage losses. The Ring Power Multiplier is based on the principle of storing energy as real ac power in a â€œtraveling electro-magnetic wave.â€ The ability of the RPM to clean (get rid of essentially all harmonics), magnify power, and store energy as a traveling electro-magnetic wave enables it to react instantaneously as a continuous â€œelastic reservoirâ€. The RPM is compatible with conventional energy storage systems. It provides constant voltage, frequency and amplitude throughout its discharge and is expected to support virtually unlimited charge/discharge cycles.
Several large (20ft x20ft) 400 Hz working systems were financed and developed under a NASA contract for the MSFC Maglifter project, which also served as the proof of concept demonstrator. In all, eight prototypes were built, testing out various components and configurations from one to four wavelengths, as well as sub-harmonic operation down to 100Hz.