United States Patent US 9,115,913 B1

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  • Rainer H.

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    your answer to Flavio Lima about an ecat skl for a motorhome.
    Why should it be impossible to use an ecat in a motorhome if an ecat skl is possible for an electric car?
    Also an motorhome can use an lithium battery/power station with plugin for 12V/230V.
    Both have no connection to the grid.
    What is the difference?
    Best regards
    Rainer H.

  • Somebody

    Are you able to give us any further information about why the mini-SKLep needs to be plugged into the grid, even though it consumes no energy? Admittedly, I’m no expert, but it sounds like a contradiction…

  • Martin

    SKLep 100W : Does the 220V-AC input suffer from 240-245V-AC input ?
    In Belgium the voltage varies from 230 to 245 V. !
    Martin

  • Calle H

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    The Mini-SKLep has 0 W power consumption yet it needs a permanent connection to the grid. Is it the voltage? or the frequency? or the ground? or something else? that requires this permanent connection to the grid.
    Kind regards,
    Calle H

  • Dr. Rossi,

    You have stated clearly that the new miniECAT SKLep needs grounding and a connection to the grid and that electricity consumption is 0 Wh/h. I have a desired application on water, where my electrical circuits use this body of water as a sufficient ground.

    Question 1: If properly grounded on water and a non-grid power supply of sufficient power is employed, would the miniECAT SKLep still operate?

    Question 2: If grounding is maintained through the grid, does the miniECAT SKLep require a grid connection to operate after SSM is achieved?

    Question 3: If your answers to 1 and 2 above are, No and Yes, respectively, is this required connection to the grid due, in part, to certification requirements?

    Warm regards,
    Greg

  • Vanessa

    Dear Mr. Rossi,

    purely as a prevention of a possible flight 14,000 km away for a failed test, I have this question:

    Have the ECAT SKLep been tested powered by a petrol or diesel generator instead of being connected to the power grid?

    And if so, with what result?

    Have A Nice Day

    Vanessa

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    Thank you for your insights. You are close.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Martin:
    Received
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Flavio Lima:
    No,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Ron Stringer:
    No
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Alessandro:
    No
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Vanessa:
    Yes
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Dan Galburt:
    Sorry, yesterday I missed the second part of your comment: here follows the answer.
    The Clients that buy small amounts are protected by Paypal, see http://www.ecat.com
    The big buyers have not to pay before a test, they have to give a proof of funds, as I explained here, putting the money in an escrow account. If the test, based on an agreed upon protocol, is successful, the escrow agent turn us the payment at the delivery, if it is unsuccessful the escrow agent returns the money to the Client. This way, both parties are guaranteed.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.
    P.S.
    Answer to your comment of today: also the Mini-SKLep needs a permanent connection to the grid

  • Vanessa

    Dear Mr. Rossi,

    these new miniECAT SKLep, do they also need grounding?

    Have A Nice Day

    Vanessa

  • Alessandro

    Is the Minisklep the plan “B” ?

    Warm Regards,

    Alessandro

  • Ron Stringer

    Dr. Rossi, the Minisklep sounds marvelous! It will surely be useful in a variety of applications.
    Two small questions, if you don’t mind
    1. The device consumes no power, but must be plugged into the mains. Is this required to initiate the self-sustaining mode?
    2. Once SSM is initiated, is it possible to unplug the device?
    Keep surprising us!
    Ron Stringer

  • Flavio Lima

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    I placed an order for 40 units to build a 4 kW portable generator with 120V/220V outlets by inverter. Is there any way to run this setup without connection to a grid? Small battery for the controller, battery, inverter and 12V power supply to simulate the grid or some other way. If not I would not be able to purchase them. I intended it to provide electricity to a motor home.

    Best regards,
    Flavio

  • Martin

    Dear Dr. Rossi.

    I placed an order for 10 MiniSKLeps yesterday, but I still did not receive a confirmation.

    Did the order work or not…?

    How can I get a confirmation?

    Thanks, Martin

  • Dan Galburt

    Dear Dr. Rossi,

    Question

    Even if the Minisklep is “totally self-sustained” does it still require a connection to an external DC voltage source to function properly?

    Warm Regards,
    Dan Galburt

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    The Tesla Semi (500 mi range) is scheduled to be released the end of this year. The 500-mile range requires a 1 MW-hr battery capacity as the specified consumption of 2kW per mile.

    Consider an SKLep addition to the Tesla Semi that greatly reduces or eliminates the need for charging.

    The assumed operational requirement is 500 miles in a single day. 1 MW-hr of capacity can be achieved with 42 kW of electrical power charging continuously for 24 hours.

    42 kW can be achieved with a 6 x 7 matrix of 1kW SKLep units. Tesla says electricity costs are 2.5 times less expensive than diesel costs and that the Semi should save $200,000 in 3 years. The proposed SKLep units (about $100,000 USD) would pay for themselves in 3 – 4 years. They would last for 10 years before requiring replacement.

    If implemented, the Tesla Semi could be charged during the off-hours or this could be used to extend the range by 100 to 200 miles.

    If a 6 x 7 matrix was employed and a single dimension of 20cm is assumed, then the matrix would be on a rectangle approximately 120 cm x 140 cm. This could easily fit within the Tesla Semi cab compartment. No significant heat is produced by the SKLep units.

    Thoughts?

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    Estimating the dimensions of the 1kW SKLep.

    The mini-SKLep has an output of 10W and a specified power density of 0.178 kW/liter. Output = 10**1 W.
    The 100W SKLep has an output of 100W and a specified power density of 0.230 kW/liter. Output = 10**2 W.

    Assuming a log relationship, the 1kW SKLep will have an output of 1kW and a power density of 0.28 kW/liter. Output = 10**3 W.

    Assuming the same dimensional relationship as the 100W SKLep, the 1kW SKLep will be approximately 14 cm x 14 cm x 18 cm.

    How close am I?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Dan Galburt:
    1- Yes
    2- Also the Minisklep needs to be connected with the grid
    3- no
    4- we exit with 12 V, necessitates a step down in this case
    5- basically yes
    Thank you for your insight,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    F.Dangel:
    Piling up the Ecats the power can be increased theoretically without limits,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    Still we need the well known target of ordered units, as it is well explained in http://www.ecatorders.com
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Ulrich Kranz:
    1- the connection with the grid is necessary
    2- yes
    3- by a switch
    4- see above
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Mats Heijkenskjold

    P:
    “Dear Mr. Rossi,
    The best solution for a household would be a number of SKLep connected to a solar inverter that provides three-phase 3x230VAC (Europe). A solar inverter requires 750VDC input voltage”

    That is not so, there are solar inverters starting as low as 80 V DC.

    Regards,
    Mats Heijkenskjold

  • Ulrich Kranz

    Dear Andrea,

    My congratulations on the release of your new product the Ecat SKLep mini 10 Watt!

    The specification says it consumes zero power and is totally self-sustained.

    1. Does it mean that it’s not connected to the grid?

    2. Is it running in SSM?

    3. How is it started?

    4. Have you then a device which is now completely energy autarky?

    Best regards,

    Ulrich

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    At $25 per unit, I think the Minisklep would make a great Christmas present. What are the chances it will be available by Christmas 2022?

    Best wishes,

    Frank Acland

  • Dan Galburt

    Dear Dr. Rossi,

    A few questions about the Minisklep

    Question 1
    Will the Minisklep be available for shipment at the same time as the Sklep?

    Question 2
    Does the Minisklep have 2 output connections with no input power required?

    Question 3
    To operate does the Minisklep require any control electronics that are not contained in the reactor module itself?

    Question 4
    The Minisklep should be capable of powering/charging a tablet, or smart phone.
    Could the Minisklep have a 5VDC output with a standard USB connector?

    Question 5
    Does the Minisklep work like a battery where you attach a load and current flows?

    I think the Minisklep makes more sense than the SKlep as an initial product in a marketplace where most customers aren’t at all certain that your technology works. The Minisklep will make a great Christmas gift and provide a cheap and easy way for customers to confirm that the technology actually works. However, it is not clear to me that the Minisklep will get to 1 million combined preorders without allowing at least some additional testing prior to shipment.

    Warm Regards,
    Dan Galburt

  • F.Dangel

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    apparently it was relatively easy for you to make an ecat with just 10 Watt.
    Why it is difficult to make a variation with 1000 Watt or some other variations with 2.5 KW, 10KW..?
    Best regards
    Frank

  • Andrea Rossi

    Martin:
    1. yes
    2. same algorythm
    3. n.a.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Martin

    Dear Dr. Rossi.

    1. Does the Ecat Minisklep also need a Controller?
    2. If yes – is it the same unit as for the 100W-device?
    3. If no to 2.: what is the spec. of the Controller (size, input, max. number of Minisklaps to be controlled…)

    Cong gratulations to this product! I think it will meet the need of many customers.

    Best regards, Martin

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    The new product is already described on
    http://www.ecatorders.com
    It will be soon also on
    http://www.ecat.com
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    M. Reinhold:
    Thank you for the suggestions,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Frank Acland:
    We have an important demand from a big buyer, that will help to reach our target.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Frank Acland

    Dear Andrea,

    Now you are offering the Ecat ‘Minisklep’ for pre-order on ecatorders.com

    Can you comment on the reason you have chosen to make a smaller Ecat?

    Best wishes,

    Frank Acland

  • M.Reinhold

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    at the risk of to nerve you: Please start your Plan B and also C or more if exists, even if you believe Plan A is enough.
    The sooner you get the one million the better.
    I still believe it would be the best promotion/public relations to invite some youtube-influencers to test the ecat sklep under your ward. It will not harm your Plan A, on the contrary: It would help.
    The world needs your invention!
    Best regards
    M.Reinhold

  • Andrea Rossi

    Darko:
    Of course yes, but we cannot account for the units they pre-order until we have a proof of funds,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Darko

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    Would you allow big buyers who did not have the funds at the moment of vetting to take loans shortly before the purchase?
    Best regards,
    D.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    Yes,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Darko:
    About 1 million,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Steven Nicholes Karels:
    Interesting,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    Marine Propulsion – The General Electric 30.2MW Marine Gas Turbine specification shows a volume of 178 m3 and outputs 29 MW of electrical power. The specified power density of the SKLep is 0.23 kW/liter. It would appear that the 100W SKLep unit could be used to produce the 29 MW of electric power in a volume of about 126 m3. It would take about 300,000 such units to output that power.

    At full power, the Marine Gas Turbine outputs 189 lbs/sec of exhaust gas. Imagine the reduction in greenhouse gases if SKLep technology replaced the Gas Turbine.

  • Darko

    Dear Dr. Rossi,
    How many units in pre-orders placed by big buyers have you deleted because they did not show you the funds at the moment of vetting?
    Best regards,
    D.

  • Steven Nicholes Karels

    Dear Andrea Rossi,

    Will the Controller (which is controlling a few number of SKLep units) be capable of accepting commands to turn on/off specific SKLep units and/or to control the output voltage or power from a specific SKLep unit?

  • Andrea Rossi

    Gerald Huebl:
    Increasing,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Rudy:
    1. yes
    2. yes
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Anonymous:
    Thank you for your opinion,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Andrea Rossi

    Roberto:
    Thank you for your attention to our work,
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

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