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Proteus Supercharger Technology

The Proteus supercharger begins with a Counterpoise engine design that is 83% more efficient than a conventional IC engine. The engine then turns our patented  wrap-coil generator to produce generous amounts of electricity for the battery banks and the vehicle's interior cabin. 

Efficiency of Engines

Conventional IC Engine - Efficiency

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  Source: FUEL EFFICIENCY & THE PHYSICS OF AUTOMOBILES 1
Marc Ross, Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 

Counterpoise Bi-Radial Engine - Efficiency

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Engine Design Improvements

Simple Design. Less than 100 oarts.

A New Engine Cycle Has Been Created

 

The counterpoise engine's patented design counter-rotates the bore and crankshaft to complete the engine cycle in 360 degrees instead of the normal 720. It is the only design, EVER, to capture the upward pressure at the top of the bore and redirect it into increased torque. 

The Counterpoise Engine Cycle

Improves other engine cycles

Operated on a Diesel, Otto, or other cycle the Counterpoise configuration produce more power and torque, with fewer emissions. The engine will be a third the size of the standard cycle engine. 

Leverage provide greater force

 The engine uses patented angles on its bore to elongate the power stroke (more time to burn fuel) and gain maximum leverage (like a locomotive engine).  

Size equals new possibilities

 3x the torque of a standard engine running at the same RPM. Plus the engine is one-third the size and weight. New opportunity to create a supercharger level power plant that is tiny enough fit inside a vehicle. 

  • Power = RPM x Torque.  

Torque plays a very big role in the power output of the generator because the engine RPM's must remain level for greater efficiency. 

The Proteus Supercharger

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Proteus Supercharger = Prime-Mover + New Generator

In engineering, a prime mover is an  engine that converts fuel to useful work. Our prime-mover, the Counterpoise engine,  rotates our NEW Amplidyne generator to produce electricity to power the batteries and  traction motors in our vehicles.


Our Proteus Supercharger is designed as a 3-phase  kilowatt power-plant, with a state-of-the-art battery management &  charging control system, that produces up to 160 kW of available DC power to provide, level, on-demand, DC (Direct Current) for the interior cabin and recharging of battery modules.

The Magic Happens in Three Stages

 STAGE 1: This engine provides the POWER that will drive the generator to provide electrical output. 


 STAGE 2: This takes an electrical current applied to the  Stationary Field Coils and creates a magnetic field between the two Stationary Fields. The strength of this magnetic field is variable and  controlled by the input control circuitry.  The Rotating Armatures in  the Control IN Generator move through the magnetic field in this stage  and create an output current that is directly applied to the rotating  portion of Stage 3, thus eliminating the need for brushes. Additionally,  the two Rotating Armatures are at right angles to each other, which  eliminates magnetic coupling between them, producing in each a power gain of approximately 100:1.   


STAGE 3: This unique application of an inside-out generator  has a Rotating Armature that is current-fed by the rotating portion of  Stage 2.  The magnetic field rotating with this armature is always 90 degrees away from the Stage 2 output field, and therefore does not  affect it.  


The Prime Mover supplies rotational energy to this Rotating  Armature, moving it through the Stationary output coils of Stage 3,  which then induces a large current in the windings of the Output Coil.  The power gain of the Stage 3 generator is also 100:1 and at a constant  90 degree offset from the Input Field Coil of Stage 2. The resultant  output field does not affect the input field.

Ultimately, the combined power gains are multiplied, providing an overall input to output power of nearly 10,000:1.

This was the genius of the original Amplidyne used on WWII battleships, and  by marrying its power control with the operating efficiency of our Counterpoise Engine we transfer exceptional power to the electric drive train. Derek Automotive technology will promote the growth of electric vehicles without stressing the electric-grid, as each vehicle will use small amounts of gasoline to generate electricity to recharge its battery banks.  

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Proteus is The Path to Faster Adoption of Electric Vehicles

 

Our Proteus Supercharger is the  alternative to recharging electric vehicles from the electric grid. The  Proteus gives each vehicle its own power plant, which runs on just a  ‘sip’ of gasoline.

Our technology is:

  • ‘Pinpoint Green because CO2 emissions can be tracked to each vehicle. Charging from the grid makes it difficult to know where the electricity is originating and therefore the true carbon footprint of a vehicle. Our near-zero carbon footprint is tracked to each vehicle, compared to pulling power from a complex grid which relies heavily on fossil fuels anyway.


  • 'Better Over All Carbon Cycle' because we don't require the rare earth material batteries needed by other electric vehicles to achieve greater range. Our  engine turns on to recharge the batteries as needed, so range limitations are eliminated, and we can use alternative battery technologies which are greener and cheaper.


  • 'Less  expensive for consumers' because our AVANI e83 will uses only a 3 gallon gas tank, which the average consumer will have to fill about once a month, because of the 1500 mile range per tank fill.