I'm not actually sure if this is the right part of the forum for this, but how much force is generated when two charged suspendium crystals repel each other? The reason I ask is because depending how much energy is in the reaction, it could potentially be harnessed to break the second law of thermodynamics.
The idea is this: you have a wheel connected to an axle which turns a generator, which provides electricity. Around the circumference of the wheel, you have a set of suspendium crystals attached to it, which are activated by the generator. Offset from the center of this wheel, on a fixed framework, you have another set of crystals, also activated by the generator.
The basic design would look something like this:
O represents the center of the wheel. C represents suspendium crystals attached to the wheel. S represents suspendium crystals attached to a frame that is fixed relative to the wheel.
When a current is run through both S and C, the two sets repel each other, causing the wheel to turn, as the crystals on it are pushed down on the left side and up on the right side. The momentum carries the crystals back into alignment, perpetually turning the wheel and generating power for itself (and presumably other things). Depending on precisely how suspendium works, the crystals could be constantly charged, or only when they are precisely aligned.
Would this setup actually result in perpetual motion? Or does suspendium not produce that much energy?
And even if this ISN'T a perpetual motion engine, could it still be made to do useful work?
I have no idea, but that is interesting. that actually is though SORT of how electric motors can work, by using magnets and momentum to spin an axle. anyway, is the S suspendium attached physically to the wheel? (as in, will it be forced to rotate with the wheel?
No, the S suspendium is fixed to a separate frame that can't move relative to the wheel.
Air Lord, Engineering Corps
I feel that uncharged crystals would not work (because you can not break the laws of thermodynamics, also for game purposes why use anything else than this device?).
But if it has the fixed crystals charged i could see this being useful for 'High Efficiency' engines that require a lot less coal!
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