New Magnetic-Electric Device
Can Power Home From Near
Free Energy Source
By Penny Robins
The Cairns Post - Northern Queensland, OZ
Patent here:

(Note - 'Ergon' refers to the local electricity supplier utility which used to be known as the FNQEB Far North Queensland Electricity Board).
Two Cairns inventors yesterday unveiled a world first commercial machine which can power a house from a permanent, clean, green and virtually free energy source.
The machine, developed by Brinsmead mechanical engineer John Christie and Edge Hil electrician Lou Brits, has an international patent pending and is expected to go on the market for $4000-$5000.
Relying on the attraction and repulsion of internal magnets, the Lutec 1000 operates continually on a pulse-like current 24 hours a day - producing 24 kilowatts of power - once it is kickstarted from a battery source.
The device is more than 500 per cent efficient, compared to a car which is less than 40 per cent efficient and loses power through heat and friction.
No powerlines would be needed to distribute energy from the individual power sources.
There is no heat, harmful emissions or airborne matter in the transmission.
If it were not for the magnets, which have a life of 1300 years, and the battery pack, which has a life of about five years, the machine would be in perpetual motion.
A demonstration of the motor from the carpeted study of Mr Christie's Brinsmead home revealed the device in all its glory - bigger than the average cyclone back-up generator but much less noisy.
M Christie and Mr Brits have been tinkering together on the motor in their spare time since they met in a Sheridan St cafe five years ago and began sharing ideas.
One and a half years ago, the design was perfected and the pair lodged a patent with Brisbane patent attorneys Griffith Hack.
Mr Christie said the next step was to develop a small-scale pilot plant in Cairns to begin distributing the motors to the places they were needed most - such as shops and homes in the power-starved Daintree region and the Torres Strait.
He said the price tag for the devices could vary in remote locations depending on government rebates, freight and installation costs.
The beauty of the device was that it was transportable and could be packed in a removalist van along with other earthly possessions when moving house, he said
The only problem the pair now face is in raising $500,000 to start their production plant.
"We're trying to keep it local, and trying to keep it in Australia, but it's hard because, offshore, they are more aggressive in taking up new initiatives," Mr Christie said.
Already, the invention has received interest from the United States, China, Japan and Indonesia.
"But we want to set up here and put the product on the market first, and then we'll take it to the world," he said.
Mr Christie said it had been hard to keep a lid on the invention which had such a huge potential in the quest for clean, green, energy production.
He said he and Mr Brit also feared the worst once they realised the significance of their invention.
"We were afraid the kids would be kidnapped or we'd be shot, I'm not kidding," he said.
"You hear horror stories about people running up against fuel companies, but it's all hogwash - people in the main are desperately looking for technologies that will help our environment."
The pair have begun discussions with Ergon as there is also the opportunity of selling energy back to the grid.
Mr Christie said the average home with a pool needed only 14kW of energy per day - which meant a 10 kW daily excess would be left over during the generation process
Griffith Hack partner Cliff Carew, who was speaking from Brisbane, confirmed the device was genuine and unique.
"An international application has been lodged, they've conducted an international search and haven't come up with anything similar, so it would seem to be a new concept," Mr Carew said.
He said it would be another two and a half years before the patent was recognised in 140 countries around the world - the usual length of time for an international patent to be processed.

In an interview on national US radio program Sightingson March 29th, Cairns inventors of the Lutec 1000 generator, Lou Brits and John Christie indicated that the present day provides the best timing for free-energy devices to come to the planet, due to major environmental issues such as global warming. Christie said governments around the world have now stood up and committed themselves to reducing these problems, and devices such as the Lutec 1000 generator offer means to assist this process.

Mr Christie said he and Brits had received offers from prospective investors and buyers "all over the globe", including Europe and the USA. One offer came from an agent acting on behalf of the U.S. Military, who wanted to purchase 500 of the generators with a view to ongoing orders. But while both men welcomed such offers, Christie said that those who wish to exercise their due diligence in examining the device would need to come to them. About 20 of the offers resulted in visits, some of them engineers. Brits said all of them were impressed.

When asked about patenting of the machine, Brits said the entire process consumed about two-and-a-half years, with the provisional application taking about 18 months. He said the required preliminary examination was passed with "flying colours".

The men hesitated for about two of the six years taken to develop the Lutec 1000, due to all the "horror stories" they heard about "oil companies, KGB, CIA..." involved in burying similar types of inventions. It was for this reason that news of the technology was released in the fashion that they chose. Christie explained that even if anything were to happen to them, it would be too late, since the invention is now in the public domain and listed with the Patents Office. News of the generator has reached many countries including India, Pakistan, England and European nations.

Another delay factor involved money. Brits said the work involved in developing the machine costed them "a couple of million bucks".

Sightings progam host Jeff Rense highlighted that a current key issue facing the future of the Lutec 1000 would be how its development could be interfaced with mega-trillion-dollar companies that traditionally depend on fossil fuels for their revenue.

During early March, local FNQ media published announcement of the generator, which relies on repulsion and attraction of internal magnets to generate 24 kilowatts of continuous power after being kick-started from a battery. The duo presented their invention to the world as a clean and almost free-energy source of both domestic and commercial power, citing 500% efficiency. Later during the same week, a caution was publicized in the Cairns Post from James Cook University physicist Ron White, who urged prospective investors to "be sure they are very comfortable with all the technical details before making any commitment". He offered to test the device at JCU's Townsville campus, but Brits and Christie refuse to transport their generator, instead welcoming engineers who wanted to bring their own equipment and conduct their own tests.

After news of the invention was released, Brits and Christie were swamped with visits, telephone enquiries, offers and orders. One local businessman offered to fund establishment of a production plant in Far North Queensland. Christie and Brits were quoted in the Cairns Post as being keen to set up a production plant in Cairns to supply remote areas in Queensland, as well as possibly selling excess power to Ergon Energy.
However, during the Sightings interview, Mr Brits said they had no intention to build and supply the generator in Australia. Instead they would just provide a licence to companies to manufacture the generator themselves.

A U.S. inventor has charged that the Lutec 1000 generator developed by Cairns electrician Lou Brits and mechanical engineer John Christie plagiarizes the same technology which he says he developed 35 years ago.

Joesph Westley Newman of Scottsdale, Arizona, says that the attorney filing the patent application for the Lutec 1000, Griffith Hack, is violating international patent law when stating they have conducted an international search which has found no similar invention so far. Mr Newman publicized his claim on the web site of US radio program Sightings, adding that he applied for worldwide patent protection for the same type of technology in 1979, and had received it in some countries not including the U.S.A. He said his original technology was featured on U.S. Television networks as well as many radio talk shows, newspapers and magazines, and that his book The Energy Machine of Joseph Newman was being sold "extensively across Australia" more than 10 years prior to when Christie and Brits had even conceived their idea.

Sightings also published responses to Newman's claims, which have ranged from defence of his technology to descriptions of "paranoid of conspiracy schemes" and "having no credibility".
In a follow-up letter, Newman said that more than forty scientific individuals including physicists, mechanical engineers and electrical technicians had tested his technology and signed legal affidavits confirming it's successful operation.

Newman alleges on his personal web site that the Honda Motor Corporation is 'plundering' his energy machine invention by combining his technology with a conventional gasoline-powered system.