The original circuit and recent replications show "excess" energy output: But it is important to note, that this is not what is termed "energy creation"; but energy coming from a previously unknown source in an "open system", not a closed one. Much as a sailboat is powered by the "invisible" wind. Thus these claims cannot be shrugged-off with the old epithet of "perpetual motion nonsense"; which implies "energy created from nothing". One can do a Search online at the Los Alamos National Labs Physics Archives for the phrase "Zero Point Energy", and see literally hundreds of entries for Abstracts and Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers that discuss the reality of energy coming from unseen sources that do not adhere at all to the Laws of Thermodynamics (first written in the 1860's). It is important to note that despite the lack of general public awareness regarding the above; these concepts are no longer "Fringe Science".
The discovered effect seen in the Ainslie Circuit cannot be easily explained through conventional theory; yet it has been verified in a scientific manner using widely accepted measurement techniques" The same as are used daily all over the world to record the experiments backing Scientific Papers and Abstracts at our major Universities; or as critical factors in making multi-million dollar project funding decisions in the private sector. And these positive and well-documented results, collected using accepted Scientific Method, are now being widely reported on via articles and by the submission of a new Scientific Paper authored by Rosemary Ainslie and the Open Source project team, that is currently being considered for publication by the I.E.E.E (submitted December 2009).
All the recent results stem from the work of the many skilled and dedicated people of the Open Source Energy community: Folks working and collaborating in their homes all over the world to further scientific knowledge. The Open Source community is an independent entity with no allegiances, no funding, no leaders, no government Grant requirements or political pressures, and no set dogmas. It is a unique phenomena in the history of Science; as at no time before this present electronic age could people all over the world collaborate so closely and successfully to study these often controversial subjects: To a point where their efforts are now challenging the mainstream scientific community as a new and independent source for research and discovery in the genre of alternative energy... a subject that has vast political and economic ramifications, and that presents significant possibilities for world-wide positive social change.
Over six years ago, the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit was originally reported by several witnesses and was independently Verified to have shown a Coefficient Of Performance greater than "17" (known as "COP>17"); specifically electrical energy efficiency in the heating of a resistive element. Meaning in this case; the circuit when properly built and tuned could show over "17 times" the heating efficiency that could be expected compared to a "conventional" device such as an electric "space heater" or "baseboard heater". So if a conventional household heater was rated at "1,700 Watts", a Rosemary Ainslie Circuit or similar concept-based device could produce the same amount of heat for only "100 Watts" of actual expended power... Something of great significance not only for vastly cheaper and more ecologically sound Home Heating for folks all over the planet... but for ushering in new understandings of electrical energy in general: Such "Nearly Free Energy" devices of great efficiency will eventually force the changing of conventional Physics theory to account for them; disproving current scientific dogma regarding mainstream "electromagnetic theory".
These initial amazing results regarding the experiments on the Ainslie Circuit, which prompted the renewed interest in 2009, were first posted over 6 years ago by Rosemary in her home country of South Africa; and published in an article of "Quantum Magazine". The circuit was also tested by several independent commercial labs at that time (a total of five companies were involved in the Verification process); which fully Verified the claims (see end of this document for schematic and links). Later, Rosemary Ainslie and a member of her former team wrote a Scientific Paper on the phenomena and submitted it to the I.E.E.E. (the international "Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers") for publication. This Paper was rejected; the main reason given appears to have been a technical problem of it not properly taking into account issues related to the "555" integrated circuit within it. The "555" oscillator chip and associated circuitry in question used a separate, isolated battery for power; but please note that later experiments with a single Voltage Source have subsequently shown that the "555" energy use does not significantly effect the total efficiency figures. The refusal of the South Africa academics and mainstream press to study or further report on these effects ended the earlier endeavors for a time... until this year, when several folks in the Open Source Energy Community took up the challenge of studying and replicating the circuit. The fairly difficult and complex task of Replication has been done successfully by several people now, with more people reporting positive results every week. The results are dramatic enough, well documented enough, and have such a vast significance; that much greater research is clearly warranted.
For the last 6 months, many good folks in the Open Source Energy community have been studying and replicating this circuit, and at least three so far have had success in duplicating the specific effects that cause the great heating efficiency. And probably others have as well with related circuits that are offshoots on the same basic theme. It is important to understand, that much more work studying this effect is needed, it is still in the early experimental prototype stages" And that there are many possibilities for practical uses and parallel applications yet unexamined. "COP" efficiencies greater than "4" have already been recorded in the recent 2009 replications; and can be possibly much higher as the voltage pulse levels seen in the waveforms often go beyond the limits for measurement of the present equipment; but the addition of proper High Voltage Probes should solve this in the future.
Another "branch" of investigation, as first reported and documented by Open Source researcher Aaron Murakami of Energetics forum, has taken much of the anomalous energy present and sent it back to re-charge the source batteries for results also showing "extreme efficiency". In effect, this circuit variation both dissipates heat and re-powers itself simultaneously. This has in small part to do with the peculiarities of Lead-Acid Batteries: In previous years in the Free Energy community, it has been shown by well-known Free Energy Inventor John Bedini and others (Mr. Bedini now markets the "Renaissance" line of pulsing battery chargers), that batteries can be "pulse-charged" for much better energy efficiency and general benefit. This efficiency in battery charging, coupled with the inductive pulse-based effect seen in the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit when it is "tuned" properly, appears to allow for the release of energy from a yet undefined source... a source that could equally be called many things at this early point: "Zero Point Energy", "Dark Matter Energy", "Aetheric", and dozens of others possible names.
Certainly the results so far are more than enough to warrant much greater research: In fact, the well-documented test results loudly demand greater interest and research by our mainstream academic community. And that is entirely the point of the Open Source efforts. In such an Open Source project, done by independent people all over the world, there is no "Patenting" of a device, no "Copyrighting". There is only open cooperation in the search for scientific knowledge and the betterment of Humankind. The Ainslie Circuit would be the "perfect" project for research by a University that professes to be truly interested in alternative energy. But so far, at this date of December 2009, there are still no university studies being done on this amazing effect openly available for all to see for over six years now.
Two of the good folks who have recently successfully replicated the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit were blessed with the temporary use of expensive measurement tools; Digital Storage Oscilloscopes from the Tektronix company ("termed "Digital Phosphor Oscilloscopes" by Tektronix)... For which the Open Source Energy community was very grateful; as these instruments allow for very precise measurement and the ability to store waveform data to PC for later analysis: Exactly what is needed to prove or disprove an experiment of this type containing highly complex waveforms in a professional and credible manner.
It has been a laborious and bumpy road to reach this summit; as reviewing the long, long forum threads in the Overunity and Energetics Open Source / Free Energy Internet forums show (with many thousands of posts each). The Ainslie circuit has highly complex waveforms, and by all reports is somewhat difficult and sensitive to properly adjust to force the "MOSFET", a type of transistor / semiconductor, into the needed astable oscillation condition... and it defies any easy explanations. The many skeptics and naysayers present in the Overunity forum and elsewhere daily made counter claims in the threads, but every one of their negative suppositions and alternative explanations were knocked down one-by-one by the results of carefully measured and recorded data posted there by the researchers. But the "honest skeptics", and even some of the naysayers in the threads, did the Community an important service; as the great controversy evident in these lively forum threads prove quite graphically that the Open Source Energy community is "self-regulated" and "self criticized". And that it can be firmly grounded in reason and scientific method. They prove that the community has evolved from the commonly-held view of being wild-eyed "free energy kooks" from the 1970's and 1980's ... to a "near-mainstream" group of serious individuals who understand and maintain proper protocol in scientific endeavors, performing the highly important service of objectively examining and experimenting with controversial alternative energy technologies that our mainstream academic community consistently refuses to do.
The Circuit and Effect
The Rosemary Ainslie Circuit is about creating heat using very little electrical energy. And it appears to do this using a combination of the Inductance of the coil that is an inherent part of the resistive heating element, as well as the unusual astable oscillation of the MOSFET semiconductor. The MOSFET is carefully tuned to run in a condition that is outside of the usual envelope of operation; and is sent by the careful tuning of potentiometers into a wild "runaway" state that generates many very sharp and narrow pulses. This unusual state of affairs is very likely the main reason why the unique "Ainslie Effect" has not been noted before; because the MOSFET is being used in such an unintended manner. Commercial engineers, and even the manufacturers, would rarely bother to test a semiconductor device outside of it's published specifications, and especially not in the unwanted astable "runaway" condition; which analog electronic engineers carefully avoid. To discover the effect, they would need to couple this normally-shunned state with the properly-built resistive/inductive element, and also probably need to use a battery instead of a DC power supply. A nearly-fully charged battery's high Output Impedance, higher than nearly all DC voltage supplies, appears to also be important for the effect to be seen with this particular circuit; and even adding Capacitors to collect the energy has been shown to dampen the effect. So these factors could explain how in over a Century of practical electrical research both commercial and academic; no one has openly previously reported such significant gains in heating energy efficiency.
For over 20 years, and even over a hundred years ago regarding the work of Nikola Tesla, dozens of "Free Energy" inventors and researchers working on widely different devices have noted that anomalous gains in energy are often related to the use of similar "fast, sharp pulses". It has been often speculated that these pulses with very short Rise and Fall Times somehow help "unlock" the Zero Point, Vacuum, or Aetheric Energy so it can manifest itself as electrical energy. But here the empirical data predates the widely-accepted Theory to explain it all: A situation certainly not unique to the history of Science!
The transient spikes from the MOSFET operating in runaway "astable oscillation mode", help to both magnify in amplitude and increase in number (Frequency), the inductive spikes that come from the Resistive Element. It is these pulse "spikes" that actually generate the heat in the resistive wire of the heating element, and do so with much greater efficiency than standard sine wave AC, or "flat" DC voltage would. The resistive element is specially made: With many turns of resistive wire around a fairly large diameter round glass tube. Different tests have shown that the size and configuration of this resistive element may be important to the effect; standard heating elements or normal Shunt Resistors without a large enough amount of Inductance, do not appear to work as well and may not allow the effect to happen at all. The gifted and skilled Open Source Researcher, Internet name "Fuzzytomcat" (Glen Lettenmaier), one of the first to Replicate the Ainslie Circuit successfully in 2009, has built several configurations of the special inductors/resistors for test... and his fine work in building, tuning, measuring, documenting, and analyzing test results; extremely well recorded and presented using the Tektronix Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope stored data, still photos, and "You Tube" videos" conclusively prove using accepted industry-standard methods that this circuit has definite anomalous qualities in energy efficiency... and that the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit and Effect deserves very close scrutiny from our scientific mainstream community.
Another key member of the Open Source Team, Internet name "Harvey" (Harvey Gramm), has done great work in furthering the science regarding this anomalous circuit. He contributed greatly to the well-written 2009 Scientific Paper from the Open Source Team submitted to IEEE in December; and his expertise in electronics has helped ensure that the entire project has an aura of respectability, adheres to Scientific Method as much as possible, and remains well grounded in reality. Those in the Open Source Community are grateful for Harvey's input and stoic common sense.