“Battery” can run on mountain dew

Even if you didn’t attend the Renaissance Free Energy Conference earlier this month in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, you can still buy a DVD from R-Charge.com to benefit from the learning that took place.

For instance, one of the most complete and fascinating lecture/demos I’ve seen was at the conference. John Bedini demonstrated, step-by-step, how even novices can make an ion-transferring crystal power cell that lights up L.E.D.s (light-emitting diodes) bright enough to read by. The cell has been described as an electrical power source that’s just won’t quit. All you need to do to keep it working is to occasionally top it up with water.

Along with John Hutchison and other researchers around the world, John Bedini has done extensive experimentation on homemade power cells. It’s not a new quest; he’s been learning about the properties and the combining of minerals since childhood and later on his website had written about Nathan Stubblefield’s “Earth Cell Battery of 1898. Stubblefield had wanted to call it the Electromagnetic Induction Amplifier.

Much more recently, online discussions such as the Energetic Forum have been discussing “earth batteries.”

It looks like Bedini has perfected the power-cell technology into an easy to duplicate, reliable recipe (forgive my female choice of wording), and he freely shared all the secrets of how to put it together.

The audience was given opportunities to get out of their chairs, line up in the aisles toward the front of the room and file past the hot plate and the copper hemisphere and the ingredients at various points in the process. Ingredients include ordinary borax for cleaning the blackened copper, and powdered alum – used by your grandmother in home canning of pickles – and a chunk of magnesium.

What are such low-power but long-lasting crystal cells good for? For one, they could replace solar yard lights that don’t always work. If these homemade power cells dry out, a few seconds of turning on the lawn sprinkler should supply enough moisture to recharge them, or even morning dew.

The cells can be connected and enhanced with a special circuit, and thus produce more meaningful amounts of power. Bedini mentioned emergency communications as one of the applications if and when power lines are knocked out.



  1. I think this is very nice, but nothing really ever comes of these alternative energy exercises. Mr. Bedini has presumably produced much more capable devices but none of them ever seem to be produced in quantity. I think that getting some of these devices generally distributed is far more important than another demonstration of an exotic technology.

  2. Eustacio A. Grajo says:

    If John Bedini showed the step by step method of duplicating the device during the conference, will he be generous enough to share the same information with us here?


  3. Bedini’s asking for $29 to give out that information. That seems fairly inexpensive to have the knowledge to make as many of these simple power cells as you like! We may have more responsibility here than to just wait around tapping our foot for someone to plunk a device in our hands (which Bedini is all but doing)

  4. exnihiloest says:

    For 10 years I hear from Bedini and have not seen a single free energy device built by a third party according to his patents, and that works.
    “The cell has been described as an electrical power source that’s just won’t quit”. How much power? How long time? Where are the measurements? Who attest them?…
    How can one be so gullible to believe such con men?

  5. looking at the reactants mentioned it looks like an alkaline fuel cell not a “crystal cell” the alum magnesium borax with water will make hydrogen and electricity. what happens is the magnesium,water,borax combine and make magnesium hydroxide and H2 gas. this thing would work with aluminum,zinc,magnesium,sodium. any alkali earth metal. adding water will only work till the metal runs out and the reaction stops. NASA used these things in the shuttle

  6. What people aren’t getting here is that it’s a matter of scale. James says “nothing has become of it” but apparently this ‘technology’ was used to power telegraph systems in the 1800’s.

    Scale. You don’t use a nuclear power station to power just your house, and you don’t use AA batteries for your car. If you view the power source as a battery, with a given voltage and amperage, then you are looking at it more realistically. If you want more voltage, you make multiple and wire them in series, if you want more amperage you wire them in parallel. If you need more of BOTH, you do series & parallel connections both.

    The deal here is that we’re talking about something that takes up a relative amount of space for a somewhat inefficient amount of wattage (Power = Volts x Amps). So you wouldn’t see this as a utility-grade solution, the system would have to be MASSIVE, and there is depletion of the plates as the ions are exchanged. As well, it requires moisture, so it would be extremely location specific. It’s not a “never ending” power source. It continues to work as long as the anode and cathode have enough undepleted surface area to continue generating a given voltage and it’s corresponding amperage.

    But it IS a workable solution for SOME things. (ie: you don’t use AA’s to start your car, but you do use them for a lot of other things)

    If you have a need for a given voltage & amperage that you CAN create using this system, then it’s usable for you.

    And this whole argument about what has or hasn’t been plopped into your lap, free-of-charge. That’s life, deal with it. The time and energy a person puts into what they create they have a right to charge for. If YOU want to go do all the groundwork to learn what they had to learn, and do what they had to do…go for it.

    But most of you all are far too lazy, because you want things handed to you on a silver platter, and you don’t want to have to think about or spend any money on anything; having this idea that the world OWES you something. Get up off your ass and go do your own thinking and learning and see what you come up with, or be willing to pay for what others have. End of story.

  7. I appreciate the analogy — you don’t use AA batteries to start your car, but they do have uses. THank you.

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