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How can I make a Pedal Generator ?
« on: June 21, 2010, 05:38:38 PM »
A Pedal Generator is commonly called a Pedgen.

It seems to be natural to want to make power using your own body.
However the human body is very limited in it's capability to make power.

A physically fit athlete can produce about 200 watts for a short time
The average man can produce
150 watts for 1  to 5 minutes
100 watts for 15 to 30 minutes
50-80 watts continuously
It helps to have some cooling because your body will also generate quite a lot of heat.

Lots of us have made Pedal Generators. They are represented in the following links . . .
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,145435.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,143525.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,129837.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,129080.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,137889.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,128835.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,129867.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,129248.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,141282.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,128803.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,127715.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,130346.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,130039.0.html
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,142597.0.html

FrankG's Recumbent bike with Harddrive magnet generator
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,139716.0.html Part 1
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,139734.0.html Part 2
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,139747.0.html Part 3
http://fieldlines.com/board/index.php/topic,139772.0.html Part 4

Outside Links . . .
http://www.thebackshed.com/Windmill/articles/PedalPower.asp
http://www.damoc.com/data/pedgen/pedgeni.html
http://www.scienceshareware.com/bicycle-generator-faq.htm
« Last Edit: May 15, 2011, 11:02:05 AM by wooferhound »