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Contributed by Sterling Allan (Reporter)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:55
Over the years, the term “Perendev” has become nearly synonymous with the idea of all-magnet motors. Citing the need for sole director, Michael Brady, to take care of severe legal proceedings abroad against his person, Perendev Power Holding AG is saying that he will not be able to attend to Perendev tasks, which may lead to its insolvency. Their website is gone..
Eight years ago, I got my start in the world of free energy by becoming acquainted with Mike Brady, then in Johannesburg, South Africa. I had posted a page about free energy on my religiopolitical commentary website, and he responded with a link to his website about his all-magnet motor.
I then got involved with arranging to bring him on a tour through the United States to demonstrate his motor and to help establish a network to manufacture and market it to the world. My associates and I started a company, PerenTech (the forerunner to PES Network), and purchased Perendev.com (which we still own, redirecting it to our PESWiki coverage of the company and technology claims), and worked on the logistics of his visit to the states. He had tickets in hand twice (which I verified), but had to cancel twice — once due to the terror alert in the U.S. going to orange, and once do to his associate getting scurvy — the same associate who shortly thereafter was discovered to be embezzling funds from Perendev. The third proposed visit attempt was scrapped due to an “eddy current” problem in the aluminum housing causing the motor to slow down
He then fabricated a new rig out of some kind of plastic; and two associates, including Susan Carter, and myself flew over to Johannesburg in December of 2002. We arrived in time to take his newly-fabricated magnet motor out of the machine shop and assemble the motor. However, we were not able to get it to run in the week that we were there. He said it is a matter of getting the magnets positioned right. Not all the holes are populated. It’s a matter of timing.
Two months later, he sent me a video of it running, though the footage wasn’t skeptic-proof. Our engineer suspected that there was some kind of cheater device behind the motor to get running, which was then removed during the walk-around. I’ve always believed that the footage was genuine. That is the footage which a couple of years later he allowed me to post with a story where we announced Brady’s intention to do a demonstration of the technology on German television. Though the TV thing didn’t materialize, the video ended up on YouTube and has been seen millions of times.
A mechanical engineer associate of ours, Douglass K. Furr, built a beautiful 1/4-scale replication of the Perendev all-magnet motor, with Brady’s permission; but we couldn’t get it to run, though we tried a bunch of different magnet configurations. Quite a few people have seen videos of that replications, and even though I state in the video that I’m spinning it by hand, I still occasionally get calls or emails from people who think it is running from the power of magnets alone.
Our replication varied from Brady’s design both in scale and by bringing the rotors in from the side rather than via the clam-shell design of Brady’s.
Ever since we launched PESWiki.com in Aug. 2004, our Perendev page has been one of the most visited pages on the site. Our Magnet Motor general index page is also one of the most popular pages. On our Best Exotic Free Energy Technologies page, Perendev has been the only entry under the heading “Alleged Commercial”.
Though I consider myself a steadfast believer in the possibility of an all-magnet motor being able to provide base-load power, I have not yet personally seen such a motor running, though I am hopeful that this status will change soon, due to a couple of alleged Perendev replications that I’ve become aware of. We recently ran a couple of stories about other apparent replications. And I’ve talked to three or four people who claim to have personally seen Brady’s all-magnet motor running.
During all this time, I’ve believed that Brady actually did get an all-magnet motor running, and possibly even an electromagnetic version of that motor, but I have taken exception to his business practices, and have urged caution to any who have asked me my opinion; and I’ve expressed that caution on our PESWiki page about Perendev.
More recently I’ve become aware of a 1989 patent that embodies Brady’s design, but pre-dates it by a decade — and which is now expired. Brady apparently was also aware of that patent, and it may have been the primary basis of his design. I know that when he was taking us around Johannesburg, he didn’t have any compunction against buying some pirated DVD’s being sold along the roadside. To his credit, he was a very gracious host.
As long as I’ve been aware, the story of Perendev has been a story of continued promises, continued hope for pending delivery, continued delays, continued alleged back-stabbing episodes by formerly trusted associates, continued disenchanted customers who haven’t received product they paid for, and alleged pilfering of money by bad associates. It’s the perpetual “soon” that never quite materializes. I’ve never spoken to a customer who has received a working product (though that is somewhat understandable inasmuch as he supposedly makes them sign secrecy agreements).
Just guessing, I would say that in the eight years I’ve know him, there have been at least eight times when he was going to be going into production, but I was never able to verify any of the times when he was alleged to have actually made it to production.
Today I learned that Perendev is apparently closing their doors. The following statement comes by an auto-responder when an email is sent to Brady. The perendev-power.com website is gone.
Dear Customers and Partners of Perendev Power Holding AGWe regret to inform you that our sole director Michael J. Brady has to take care of severe legal proceedings abroad against his person and has therefore no longer the capacity to fulfil [sic] his functions with regard to Perendev Power Holding AG. Michael J. Brady regrets deeply that this leaves the company and its plans for a bright future with all of you behind. But he has no other choice, now, than to put all his efforts into fighting these false allegations. Although he has no possibility to evade this constellation, he apologizes for all the problems this causes to all of you. In this situation, Perendev Power Holding AG will most probably not be able to avoid in-solvency [sic]. To those who have investments or claims at stake, we give the advice to appoint a lawyer in Switzerland to follow such proceedings. Perendev
Before their site went down, it said in part:
“Perendev is planning a production plant in Switzerland. [...]
“Our plant once in production will produce the Magnetic motor/generator, Hydrogen technology ( water to Fuel ) and a number of other technologies aimed at improving our world.
“We are planning a show in Switzerland to demonstrate Perendev’s technology in the very near future.
“Perendev is the No 1 Alternative company in the world today. It is not something that happened overnight. It has taken years and total dedication to achieve this goal, through hard work and the vision to change the way the world uses energy.
“We would like to point out that in 1998, there was very little in Publicity regarding magnetic motors, Perendev advertised on the Internet that they had developed a magnetic engine, since then many people have developed or try to develop Magnetic engines. We wish all who are doing this to continue and show the world that there is a better way of using energy.
” Demonstration planned in the near future, please return for update and dates for the projected launch of the 300kw motor. Our Hydrogen project is going well and we are getting ready to install the unit in our Toyota Hybrid.
“We will demonstrate the Hydrogen project on stage with a mounted running engine.”
Despite all their problems over the years, I’ve always told Brady that I hope he succeeds in bringing an all-magnet motor or a self-looped electromagnetic version to market; and I’ve hoped that the right kind of people could come along to help him overcome some of the heavy challenges he has faced.
If he personally is removed from the ring, he deserves some kind of credit for spurring the imagination of so many, including two I know of who may have achieved a variation that could appear in the market not too long from now. Despite all his challenges, I think Brady deserves “honorable mention” in this magnet motor saga. Maybe he will yet rebound from whatever it is that is closing his doors for now.
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» posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 11:41 pm by Woody Wilson viewed 1,560 times
The Perendev, originally coined from the phrase “perpetual energy device,” but later changed to the more politically correct, “permanent energy device”.
A magnetic motor (or magnet motor) is a device which converts power of or relating to or caused by magnetism (e.g., “magnetic forces”) into mechanical force and motion, with no other input. It usually provides rotary mechanical motion. The machines that utilizes the properties of a magnet for mechanical energy.
Running Magnet Motors Witnessed
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Myself (left) with Mike Brady, assembling his Perendev magnet motor.
I happen to have been involved in that motor. I helped assemble it in Johannesburg in December of 2002 when it came from the machine shop, but we couldn’t get it to run during the week that we were there. The video was produced a couple of months later by the inventor, Mike Brady; and I was given permission to publish it in Aug. 2004 prior to a German television debut that was supposed to take place but which never materialized. (Ref.)
We had our mechanical engineer associate, Douglas K. Furr build a 1/4-scale replica of the Perendev design, with Brady’s permission, but were not able to get it running. For some reason, often when people see a video that has been posted of that motor, they think it is a functioning device, even though the video shows me spinning and stopping the shaft with my hand, and I state that we’ve not been able to get it to run on its own. I guess their thinking it is a functioning magnet motor is due to a wishful thinking syndrome or something.
In all this time, I’ve heard of a lot of claims to working magnet motors, some of which seem credible, but I’ve never personally witnessed one running.
I’ve also surrounded myself with a lot of experienced people in the field who are open minded but who require proof. I founded the New Energy Congress a couple of years ago in order to review the various exotic clean energy technology claims and then rank them according to a set of the criteria including renewable, affordable, credible, and safe. We compile these in a Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies listing.
Then a couple of weeks ago, when I was consulting John Dunlap, an entrepreneur who wanted to advance magnet motor technology, I was embarrassed when I couldn’t answer whether or not any of the approximate forty NEC members had personally witnessed a magnet motor running. I could answer for myself, but I couldn’t answer for them.
So on Sept. 19, I wrote to the NEC: “Have any of you members of the NEC seen a magnet motor in operation in person? “By ‘magnet motor’ I’m referring to motors that run only on magnets, with no other motive force. A separate question would be whether you were able to confirm that the magnets were not diminishing in gauss in the process of providing rotational power, but my present primary question is more broad, relating to a magnet-only-powered motor.
“It seems like maybe one or two of you have witness one in person, but I can’t recall who or what. I’ve heard of some 20 – 25 different claims to working magnet motors that seemed possibly credible, but have never seen one in person.”My second question would be, if you have seen one in operation, would you be willing to go on record as having done so?”Since it is possible that if you have seen one, you are under NDA not to disclose that, I’ve created an anonymous poll”
The wording of the poll was simple:
- “Have you seen a magnet motor in operation in person? ‘Magnet motor’ = a motor that run only on magnets, with no other motive force.”
Two members of the congress came forward in the private NEC forum to discuss their experiences.
One said that he had not yet confirmed that the magnets were not diminishing over time, and that he was under NDA from giving any details, but that he was very encouraged by what he had seen. Formerly, he was among the skeptics who did not think that such a motor could be built.
The 20% affirmative response by the NEC members is not representative of the public at large, inasmuch as the NEC is composed of people who pursue exotic energy technology.
A follow-up poll has been prepared for the general public (posted above). I’ve also created a poll (Sept. 29 – Oct. 12) for the fe_updates newsletter group who received my email notices of the daily FreeEnergyNews.com news items. That group is more likely to have results resembling those of the NEC, than of the public in general. Also, the general poll above is not going to be a true reflection of the general populace inasmuch as people who come to this news page in the first place are likely to be an unusual set to begin with.
I also plan to follow this NEC poll up with additional polls of the NEC about some of the other exotic technologies we cover, such as electromagnetic overunity, electrolysis overunity, gravity wheels, and cold fusion.
Though such such polls are not the same as a scientifically sound validation using calibrated measurement tools, video documentation, and other data collection, it does help increase the hope factor for these technologies that science rebuffs — as they did human flight, among other things they said were “impossible.”
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- Poll Results (private for NEC members only; Sept. 19-26, 2007)
- Preface email from Sterling to a private NEC forum (private for NEC members only; Sept. 19, 2007)
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