Multiple Wave Oscillator (also termed Multi Wave Oscillator or Lakhovsky machine; in German: Multiwellen Oszillator; in French: Oscillateur à Longueur d’Ondes Multiples – OLOM) of Dr Georges Lakhovsky is one of the historical electrotherapy devices whose history is riddled with speculations and rumours. It is often claimed that original Lakhovsky Multi Wave Oscillator devices could efficiently treat cancer and rejuvenate body being a cure for all – a sort of electrotherapy apparatus panacea. Historically speaking and by the words of the Dr Lakhovsky himself, Multi Wave Oscillators in some cases cured some forms of cancer and other illnesses, however in other cases (usually the later stages of a disease) it did little to help the condition. As for the claims of rejuvenation, indeed there are historical photographs of treated patients whose skin wrinkles and grey hair got a younger appearance.
Replica of the original Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator
Over the past few decades, there have been numerous attempts to recreate the original Lakhovsky machine (MWO). Some of the Lakhovsky machines that were a result of such efforts are quite inventive and imaginative. However, regardless of the rumours of their medicinal effectiveness, they were all just educated guesses as to how exactly the actual device worked.
It has all changed when several original and several still functional Lakhovsky Multi Wave Oscillators were discovered in Italy. Through the efforts of two curious engineers Bruno Sacco and Tony Kerselaers, those devices were meticulously analysed and reverse engineered. They published their findings in the e-book “The Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator Secrets Revealed” which can be ordered from their website http://users.skynet.be/Lakhovsky/Secrets Revealed.htm. We highly recommend reading this eBook thoroughly to all who are interested in historical materials regarding the original Multiple Wave Oscillator device of Dr Georges Lakhovsky. It is virtually the only reliable source of historically and technically available data on the original Lakhovsky machines.
Building Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator Replicas
Based on the reverse engineering report, we produced a Lakhovsky Multi Wave Oscillator replica that closely matches the specifications of the Lakhovsky’s original Multiple Wave Oscillator BV2 device. Modelling of all design elements of Multiwave Oscillator is done using 3D CAD software. That enables us to promptly modify the design to address real-life problems encountered during machining and assembly process immediately. All electrical components such as contactors, high voltage capacitors, high voltage transformer and high voltage wiring we select in such a way to ensure at least twice the nominal rating necessary for reliable operation of the device, thus extending the lifetime of the components.
The historical device was practically never used in excessive power output, and effluvia were deemed detrimental to the proper operation of the device (as it turns out with good reason). We decided to employ protective circuitry and also to limit maximum output power to within values that were historically used in treatments of patients. In such a way, the longevity of the components is ensured, and the device operates within the standard parameters that were used in historical treatments of patients. It is possible to re-adjust the circuitry to allow for maximum power output, but we do not see any rational reason for doing so.
We use custom-made steel modular racks to house the internal circuitry. The rugged design of the enclosure protects users from accidentally touching the high voltage components. It also protects the components from accidental physical damage. We are confident that our Multiple Wave Oscillator replica can easily endure the most severe impacts. Individually removable panels allow for quick access to the main components of the internal circuitry. Due to the modular nature of the enclosure, it is possible to retrofit Lakhovsky MWO replica with additional circuitry and instruments as per request. We used digitally printed decals on our early prototypes for the sake of simplicity. However, all subsequent devices incorporated engravings of the metal panels. What is more, the spark gap adjustment knob is now replaced with turns counting dial to provide a more precise and reliable adjustment of the distance between the spark gap electrodes.
Although it is not necessary for the functional operation of the MWO, a lot could be said about the way the coil assemblies look aesthetically. We take special care to design Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator replicas in such a way to make them aesthetically appealing (also see the heavy duty version of Lakhovsky Multi Wave Oscillator replica). With that goal in mind, we wind Oudin coils on precisely machined transparent Plexiglas tubes (Frequently confused! – MWO uses Oudin’s coil design rather than Tesla’s). Such tubes ensure precise distribution of windings and mechanically compact design. We believe that it gives the coils a somewhat modern look. Another transparent Plexiglas tube that encloses the entire coil protects from accidental mechanical damage, prevents the appearance of electrical corona discharge (in addition to layers of polyurethane varnishing applied to the surface of the coil itself).
We mount the sub-circuits on separate modules. Such design considerably simplifies assembly, testing, modifications and replacement of the components. Based on our experiences with the initial design shown in the photos and the video below, we have additionally improved the design of the main parts. Since our entire coil assembly design is easily replaceable, it is now possible to manufacture separate coil modules that can produce the desired set of resonant frequencies. Therefore, there is a possibility to make additional coils tuned to a different set of resonant frequencies, which allows users to experiment with different resonant frequency relationships only by replacing coils.
We can make different types of spark gaps. Compared to other types of spark gaps used in the original Lakhovsky MWO devices, there are no apparent functional differences. The V-type spark gap is better suited for continuous operation in spark quenching mode due to a larger surface area of the electrodes. However, such an advantage comes at the expense of higher weight and inability for easy replacement of Wolfram electrodes. Due to the modular design of our replica, both types of spark gap are easily interchangeable with no additional adjustments needed.
The treatment procedure of historical Multiple Wave Oscillator devices often required the use of specially designed hand-held implements and a footpad. Such accessories were usually placed in direct contact or proximity to the treated region of the body and were used to shape (“focus”) geometry of the oscillating dielectric field. Because we deem those accessories to be crucial in historical MWO treatments and for the sake of authenticity we also produce those accessories. They are an integral part of the historical Lakhovsky machine replica set.
Based on our experience, we continue to improve on the mechanical design, machining procedures and even aesthetics of Multiple Wave Oscillator replicas that we produce.
Please note: We make replicas of historical devices such as the Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator, and we guarantee that it functions and behaves exactly like the original device model BV2. We do not make or intend to make any claims whatsoever of possible bioactive and therapeutic effects. For a Multiple Wave Oscillator replica to operate safely, it is the user’s responsibility to ensure adequate electrical installations and grounding (earth). It is the responsibility of a user to observe important safety precautions and to comply with EMI/RFI regulations. No liability is accepted for any injury, loss or damage incurred by improper use of the Multiple Wave Oscillator replica.
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