I find it creepy that all the experiments that I have done in the past few years have all drawn to one person and didn't even know it, that person is Thomas Townsend Brown. Everything from the Captret idea to my same metal water battery idea. I barely even knew who the guy was before coming across his name in a posting on a thread. I even done many of the exact same experiments that he did and did not realize it until recently.
I've made the “rock battery” before and did not know TT brown done this, I was merely experimenting. Here's a video of me showing off the rock battery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY18yt0ZzM8
Brown even states that a electrolytic capacitor can get this energy as well. This extra energy was studied by me for some time and I called it the captret. The Captret was originally to show that you can make a lead out of the case of the capacitor but later tested found that a capacitor could give extra energy. I even went as far as to hook capacitors up to another capacitor to see what would happen, and both capacitors would self charge off each other. I've seen capacitors show this self-potential that Brown talks about in many videos and did not realize it until recently.
All the videos above talk about the captret and the mentions some of the things that Brown shows us in his notes from http://www.rexresearch.com/brown4/brown4.htm. Like shorting the cell out and it bouncing back to almost the original voltage. Or that a voltage appears when electrodes ( the case of the capacitor and one of the leads) is put in a dielectric, thats why the voltage was different on each test point of the super capacitor, plus higher the farad the better. This was only the start, I started to branch off to get a better understanding so I move to the same metal water battery or in some videos I called it the water captret.
With the water captret idea I could study that for some odd reason when I placed aluminum plates in water I could get a voltage, and I could use that voltage to amplify the voltage of a battery too. I still didn't understand it and many people to this day call it a form of galvanic, Brown was also faced with this galvanic problem too by others as he mention in his notes. I believe that it is not galvanic and its something much more due to the fact that I've never seen a galvanic cell switch polarities as also studied by Brown too. I nearly passed out when I read in his notes that when he try to put his cells in series that some of the cell switch polarities, I've seen the many times when I tried to put my cell in series to get a higher voltage; some cells switch polarities and when they did that acted like a resistor and the voltage was not increased by any important margin. Videos of the same metal water battery or the Water captret as it was once call will below.
Brown even mentions that using concrete would work and I prove that it works in this video.
The idea works for all dielectric material even glue. I show some cell producing voltage when using glue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pDrIjy7dS0
So to be clear when you use the same metals for both anode and cathode you're working with the effect that Brown studied, but when you use dissimilar metals you're only getting some of the effect that Brown studied. When two different metals are used most of the power you see is from the galvanic reaction, but a faction of the total power is coming from what Brown studied, so galvanic cells are not 100% galvanic and due show some effects (small effects) of what Brown studied. Using the same metals eliminates the galvanic reaction and allows you to focus more on what Brown was studying.
So at least I'm not the only one seeing this effect, Thomas Townsend Brown saw this too and did much better testing than I've done. Even though these cell produce small power is not the important thing to note, its the fact that they produce any power at all is the important thing. If it gives off power it must be getting it from somewhere and that is what is key. It is a very weird feeling to come across some notes on something that you're seeing too and you thought had no real explanation.