Electric OU: Ainslie NERD Function Generator Open-Circuit Voltage Settings

The Function Generator FG is the “Volume Control” of the Ainslie circuit.

The positive excursion controls the level of turn on of the Q1 mosfet, essentially pulsed DC. The negative excursion supplies more or less negative bias current at around -4 Volts when in-circuit to produce the Q2 oscillations, and adds some power to the load dissipation.

It is impossible to read the correct FG settings during circuit operation, though, because of the clipping and oscillations at -4 Volts, about.

So for accuracy, repeatability and valid power ratio measurements, the FG open circuit voltage levels must be precisely known.

If you measure output power at one, unrecorded, Volume Control setting, and then later on, after it has been changed, you then measure the Volume Control setting… what relevance is it?

Look at how fast my car goes! Isn’t it powerful? Next day in the parking lot you look at the tachometer. Is your tacho measurement relevant to the speed we measured yesterday?

Of course it isn’t.

For any measurements on the Ainslie circuit to make sense, the FG’s settings should be precisely measured _before_ the power measurements are made, and the settings should be locked down and not moved. Then, to be strictly correct they should be measured again, after the power measurements to make sure nothing has changed.

It takes but moments to make and record these vital and necessary measurements, as this video shows.

I am of the opinion that we are not just measuring the Ainslie circuit here, we are, or should be, setting an example of proper experimental technique and measurement protocols.

In particular, a protocol schedule that is discussed and agreed upon in advance should be followed as agreed! What are protocols for, if they are not to be followed?

Ainslie has, for the moment, conceded that her claimed measurements have been wrong all along and that there is no “benefit” or negative battery power actually happening at all in her circuit.

This is good… for now, and it is a result of the excellent efforts of S.Weir, who was able to remain calm and communicate, however effectively, with the Ainslie – Martin team and guide them through the appropriate measurements, most of them. I, for one, am grateful for Weir’s participation. His work extends beyond the demonstration itself and he has put in considerable “behind the scenes” effort and even perhaps some expense. Perhaps there will be some kind of closure now, due to his efforts.

However… for a “debunk” like this to be completely valid it can’t have these kinds of holes left unfilled.

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