A cyber war puts critical electrical power at risk. Hackers battle power company IT specialists relentlessly. Alleged Russian malware is found on a Vermont electric utility computer. With computers controlling everything in this world, the wrong malware could destroy the electric grid in an instant.
Transformers that take months to replace could be made to overload and burn out. You could be left with no heating or cooling, spoiled food, no light, and no way to contact anyone for help. Without the electric grid life would come to a crashing halt.
A company in Florida produces a system that may give you hacker-proof, off-grid, continuous electrical power. The Franklin-Thomas Company created a unique, non-cogging electrical generator independently proven by Advanced Energy in North Carolina to be 92.3% efficient.
The generator is a 9/18 phase permanent-magnet generator that produces DC voltage. The U.S. Patent Office quickly granted this generator a full patent covering all claims in just six months. Connect the generator to a nearly silent natural gas engine and you have power that no one can interrupt. But, there’s more to the system the Franklin-Thomas Company developed.
One of their typical systems also includes batteries, a charge controller, and an inverter. The natural gas/propane engine spins the generator to create electricity. The electricity produced is supplied to a charge controller, which charges the batteries. When the batteries are fully charged, the engine shuts off. The batteries power the inverter and the inverter supplies grid-like AC power. When the batteries run down, the engine starts up and the whole process repeats.
The result: an owner is never without power and, because the system does not need to be connected to the Internet, no malware can affect the system. The cost per kilowatt hour could be as low as 3 to 5 cents.
The system even works with renewables. Franklin-Thomas Company CEO, Joe Shepard, recently demonstrated this system to representatives from a large country. That country now wants 1,000 GW and 2,200 of Shepard’s wind turbines for their train system. For users with full solar panel systems already in place, the engine and unique generator are designed to seamlessly integrate so you too can have continuous uninterrupted power.
The FTC generator is warrantied for five years of continuous service with an expected lifespan of at least 20 years. The generator has no ware parts save for two easily replaced bearings. With proper greasing, the bearings could last a long time. The magnets should last for at least 2,400 years.
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