Mike9812121298
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Charging while driving

Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:50 pm

So i have a crazy idea, trying to make a system to where it charges the car while driving. Has anyone done this before? What wires would you have to tap into? Anyone have info on this?

DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Charging while driving

Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:06 pm

you're right, its a crazy idea
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Re: Charging while driving

Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:04 pm

This has never been tried before, so you'd best not talk about it. Imagine if the carmakers found out.

Actually, my LEAF already has this feature. It's called the brakes. It activates every time I push that pedal.
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Re: Charging while driving

Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:36 pm

Actually, it has been done by ingineer using a propane generator back in 2011-2012 timeframe. Do a search. As I recall, he hacked into the high voltage wires and chademo plug. Not for the faint of heart.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Charging while driving

Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:39 pm

had some people in Europe towed a LEAF to charge it. all interesting and inefficient.
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Re: Charging while driving

Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:22 pm

Just to spell out the scientifically obvious: any energy you take from the air or passing pavement to charge while driving comes from the car, along with extra losses from friction, heat, etc. So unless it's a very large, very streamlined solar array, the OP's scenario remains impossible. Charging while braking, however, is already a reality.
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Re: Charging while driving

Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:32 pm

1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
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Re: Charging while driving

Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:59 am


Nice photoshop work by someone. Franken-Prius!!!
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Re: Charging while driving

Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:48 pm

im looking for how you would tap into the wiring so have a charging source, charge while you drive. Im only looking increase miles by 20-30
%. i know it hasn't been done before but doesn't mean its not possible.

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Re: Charging while driving

Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:21 pm

Mike9812121298 wrote:im looking for how you would tap into the wiring so have a charging source, charge while you drive

What's the "charging source"?

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