Ball Bearing Motor – Is This The Way Of The Future?

Ball Bearing MotorBall Bearing Motor

Can you imagine an electric motor that is based neither on electrostatics nor on magnetism? That runs on AC and DC? That runs in both directions and even under water?

A ball bearing motor is an unusual electric motor that consists of two ball-bearing-type bearings, with the inner races mounted on a common conductive shaft, and the outer races connected to a high current, low voltage power supply.

Ball Bearing Motor – Is This The Way Of The Future?

This particular motor is powered by an old fashioned car battery loader. It turns on and off with a foot switch. The motor is not self-starting though, you have to give it a spin.

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