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Rather than using a battery, I would like to feed the generated power back into my wall socket and have an amp-meter read-out attached inline for psychological satisfaction.  It seems to me that this would save on parts and maybe even be more efficient.
 
Rather than using a battery, I would like to feed the generated power back into my wall socket and have an amp-meter read-out attached inline for psychological satisfaction.  It seems to me that this would save on parts and maybe even be more efficient.
  
But I'm no EE.  I assume it's possible to do - but what would it take to convert the energy appropriately/safely?  How much energy would be wasted in the conversion to 120v dc over other applications?  I also assume that any modern household circuit could safely handle the additional supply from pedal power.
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But I'm no EE.  I assume it's possible to do - but what would it take to convert the energy appropriately/safely?  How much energy would be wasted in the conversion to 120v ac over other applications?  I also assume that any modern household circuit could safely handle the additional supply from pedal power.

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Rather than using a battery, I would like to feed the generated power back into my wall socket and have an amp-meter read-out attached inline for psychological satisfaction. It seems to me that this would save on parts and maybe even be more efficient.

But I'm no EE. I assume it's possible to do - but what would it take to convert the energy appropriately/safely? How much energy would be wasted in the conversion to 120v ac over other applications? I also assume that any modern household circuit could safely handle the additional supply from pedal power.