A quantized converter of the potential energy of a fluid or a free-flowing mass located in a natural or an artificial storage, which should always be situated at a higher level than the aforementioned converter in the accepted geodesic coordinate system.
In contrast to the known converters, such as the water runner (turbine), operating in continuous regime and transforming the potential energy of water lifted by a dam into the mechanical energy of rotational motion, the said converter operates in a quantized periodical regime and transforms the potential energy of a fluid or a free-flowing mass into the mechanical energy of two kinds of motion: the periodical reciprocating motion of two working rods, executed in the vertical plane, and the periodical reciprocating rotational motion of the shaft, executed in the horizontal plane.
As a result, the mechanical energy of the two kinds of motion (rotational and translational) can be applied to carry out a useful work upon mechanical loads, hooked up to the shaft or to the rod, correspondingly.
Thus, the proposed quantized energy converter can be utilized as a power drive for mechanisms operating in reciprocating rotational and translational modes, without using the other kinds of energy (the electrical one etc.).
In addition, the proposed quantized converter is suitable for generating the electrical energy in small power plants (avoiding building the expensive dams) which primordially use the potential energy of a fluid or a free-flowing mass located above (in horizontal level) than the converter in question.