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Car gets Juice + driver gets a workout

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:37 pm
by goixiz
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Re: Car gets Juice + driver gets a workout

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:12 pm
by Nubo
I thought maybe you hooked up the bike to a generator :P

Re: Car gets Juice + driver gets a workout

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:23 pm
by flyonpa
Nubo wrote:I thought maybe you hooked up the bike to a generator :P
My thought Exactly... :D

Re: Car gets Juice + driver gets a workout

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:34 pm
by MikeinDenver
Nubo wrote:I thought maybe you hooked up the bike to a generator :P
That would be awesome if you could charge via a bike.

Re: Car gets Juice + driver gets a workout

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:21 pm
by goixiz
I am looking into it

I already have the roller fan switched out :)
Maybe contact my friend who owns a spinning studio and gang up all the trainers into one capacitor and a multi source charge hookup to a leaf. ;)

I'm mechanical bias so anyone that has electrical know how that want to split this project with me I will be very glad

Re: Car gets Juice + driver gets a workout

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:22 pm
by Levenkay
I seem to remember a tidbit of information passed out by the makers of a documentary video on the Gossamer Condor, saying that the craft's designers/builders went looking for the absolute fittest Tour-de-France kind of cyclists to power their ambitious creation. A figure of about 250 to 300W was given as the maximum power they were capable of over the half-hour or so of a flight. So maybe 0.1KWh for pedaling. So I would say that the proposed bicycle LEAF recharger, while extremely likely to give the pedaller a terriffic workout, is very unlikely to impart any measurable amount of charge to the LEAF.

Re: Car gets Juice + driver gets a workout

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:50 pm
by goixiz
Levenkay wrote:I seem to remember a tidbit of information passed out by the makers of a documentary video on the Gossamer Condor, saying that the craft's designers/builders went looking for the absolute fittest Tour-de-France kind of cyclists to power their ambitious creation. A figure of about 250 to 300W was given as the maximum power they were capable of over the half-hour or so of a flight. So maybe 0.1KWh for pedaling. So I would say that the proposed bicycle LEAF recharger, while extremely likely to give the pedaller a terriffic workout, is very unlikely to impart any measurable amount of charge to the LEAF.
Everything you read/see on the internet must be true
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This is a commercial item so this can be done
http://www.econvergence.net/The-Pedal-A ... s/1820.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;