Multiple Wave Oscillator (also known as Multi-Wave Oscillator, Multiwave Oscillator or MWO) of Dr Georges Lakhovsky is one of the historical electrotherapy devices whose history is riddled with speculations, rumours and lot of hearsay. It is often claimed that Multiple 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, MWO 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.
Over the past few decades, there have been numerous attempts to recreate the original MWO device. Some of the devices that were a result of such efforts are quite inventive and imaginative. However, regardless of rumours of their medicinal efficiency, they were all just educated guesses as to how exactly the actual device worked.
It all changed when several original and several still functional original MWO devices 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 http://users.skynet.be/Lakhovsky/Secrets Revealed.htm.
We highly recommend reading this eBook thoroughly to anybody interested in historical materials regarding the original Multiple Wave Oscillator device by Dr Lakhovsky. It is virtually the only reliable source of historically and technically available data on the original device.
Multiple Wave Oscillator: How we manufacture our standard model
Based on the reverse engineering report, we designed an MWO 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 key components like contactors, high voltage capacitors, high voltage transformer, high voltage wiring etc. 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, longevity of the components is ensured, and the device operates within the standard parameters that were originally 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. In fact, we are confident that our Multiple Wave Oscillator replica can easily endure most severe impacts. Individually removable panels allow for quick access to the main components of the internal circuitry. Due to modular nature of the enclosure, it is possible to retrofit Lakhovsky MWO replica with additional circuitry and instruments as per request. Digitally printed decals were used 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 our Multiwave Oscillator replicas in such a way to make them aesthetically appealing (also see the heavy duty version of Multi Wave Oscillator). With that goal in mind, Oudin coils (although frequently confused, MWO, in fact, uses Oudin’s coil design rather than Tesla’s) were wound on the precisely machined transparent Plexiglas tubes. Such tubes ensure precise distribution of windings and mechanically compact design. We are of the opinion that it gives the coils a rather 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).
Sub-circuits are mounted on separate modules. Such design considerably simplifies assembly, testing, modifications and replacement of the key 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 components. In fact, since our entire coil assembly design is easily replaceable it is now possible to manufacture separate coil modules that can produce a 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 simply by replacing coils.
We can also make a different type of spark gap. Compared to other types of spark gaps used in the original Lakhovsky MWO devices, there are no apparent functional differences. It has its advantages and disadvantages compared to a more conventional design. 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 advantage comes at the expense of greater 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.
Treatment procedure of historical Multiple Wave Oscillator devices often required the use of specially designed hand-held instruments and footpads. Such instruments were often 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 instruments to be one of the crucial parts of the historical MWO treatments and for the sake of historical accuracy we also produce those tools. They are an integral part of the historical Lakhovsky MWO 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.
Our early model of Lakhovsky MWO
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Did you know we also have a heavy duty version on offer? The main differences between the versions are MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure, 15.000 – 25.000 operating hours), the capability of operating for prolonged periods of time in succession (with much shorter pause); and the ergonomics.