The Anonymous Widower

Free Phone Charging

As I walk along the towpath of the Regent’s Canal above the 400kV cables that power the City of London, I just wonder if I could use the magnetic fields from the cables to create enough power to charge my mobile phone.

April 1, 2011 - Posted by | World | , ,

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  1. It’s already been tested in the courts, and I’m afraid it is illegal. It is considered theft of electricity, as although the quantity is small, any device designed to extract electricity places a small load on the supply. Apparently this is also true on private property. If stray magnetic fields, from say a sub-station, are used to extract power, then theft has occured. Unfortunately, stray magnetic fields cannot be treated like fallen apples.

    Comment by John | April 1, 2011 | Reply

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