Not true. There is ZERO evidence that the generator was supplying more than the power needed to run pumps and auxiliary devices during the self-sustain mode period. This is TOTALLY speculation from the skeptic crowd.
"The thing was supposed to run 1 MW but Rossi said there was a problem and it could only do about half that. The generators were connected to it all the time outputting 500 KW and the e-cat put out about 480 KW."
Also incorrect. The unit "did" run at 1 MW in "power modulated mode" exactly as specified. When switched to "self-sustained mode", instabilities in the system required reduction to the stated 480KW.
"And keep in mind I would love to see something like an e-cat work. To date according to the descriptions of the tests conducted and released, I dont believe this has been proven."
If you only read the speculations of the skeptics, you'll end up with that picture.
I repeat, it is not asking for perfection to have the unit running free of 500 kw generators. You say “not true” to this. That’s not even a proper answer to that statement. It either IS asking for perfection or it IS NOT asking for perfection. I believe it’s not. I’m coming out right now and saying I don’t think that is too much to ask for. If these units cannot work without 500 KW generators always present, running at whatever load, even for safety concerns, that’s something that has to be considered as a real cost, and factored into the efficiency of these units.
The article I read about the test never made any mention that the unit was able to generate 1 MW of power at any time. If you have an article that shows it ran at 1 MW for awhile, I’ll certainly read it.
What I did gather from what I have read about the test was that the generators connected all during the test had the capacity to generate 500 KW of power, and the e-cat generated 480 KW of power during the 5 1/2-6 hr test run.
If you want to give me other sources that are independent I’d be happy to read them.
All I am saying is the test would appear to be more convincing if he could run the e-cat unit in all its modes for a good number of hours, without a power source potentially larger than the output of the e-cat itself. You may believe that such a test would not more convincing, but I believe most people - and particularly this group you refer to as skeptics - would see that as very good evidence it works.