Dear meby, Penton team, and those interested in this revolutionary design. As the designer of the power electronics control system for the HET3.0, I can offer preliminary test results. Most amazingly, the HET kept its 50-lbs rotor moving at the voltage equivalent to a AA battery (just needs a bit more current). First bring-up indicates an already 8x improvement over the high-performance DC motor by Lynch: more than 4x torque at 2/3 of electrical input and 18% more speed:
With a little optimization we can achieve 10x. For those interested in commercialization, purchasing, or licensing, we will be able to offer third party characterization by October and make a 4-1/2 min video clip available under NDA, revealing the architecture producing 15-ft-lbs of torque at 260 rp, and 1-1/4 HP electrical input.
The most differentiation three design features are failure-resilient operation at a safe low voltage DC and absolutely quite operation. The patent-pending control system is amazingly simple and transitions seamlessly from motor to generator mode.
This technology enables a 1,000-mile range EV, sustainable safe drilling for O&G exploration even under stall conditions, and reliable start-up of pumps and compressors requiring high start-up torque, all while cutting electrical operating costs in half.