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Re: Emergency power project -need tech advise please

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by K7ELP, Dec 9, 2001.

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  1. K7ELP

    K7ELP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Holland, I had a similar project. In fact I have a heavy duty Scwhin bicycle that I used. The bicycle was mounted on a frame with the rear wheel making contact with a modified shaft on the generator that was real ruff. The generator was mounted so that I could adjust the tension to the bicycle rear tire. I initially used a 12V 50 watt bulb as a load to see if it would work. It did, but I could hardly sustain the operation as is took a lot of hard peddling. Then I found out it took about 4 horse power to turn a normal 12v generator.
    My suggestion would be to find a 12v or higher voltage permanet magnet motor that is physically smaller than the generator. Use it in reverse. That is turn its shaft and use it as a generator.

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