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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.
 
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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== "Dynapods" ==
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"This pedal-powered contraption can run a computer, split logs, or churn butter"
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http://grist.org/list/this-pedal-powered-contraption-can-run-a-computer-split-logs-or-churn-butter/
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:An average adult can pedal it to generate 100 watts of electricity, pump 5 gallons of water per minute, grind a variety of grains, operate an air compressor, a hydraulic pump, most any hand-cranked machine, and a variety of small shop tools. It has been found to be particularly suitable for small scale agricultural applications such as cracking grains, churning butter, and pumping water.
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[[User:Writtenonsand|Writtenonsand]] 14:01, 24 May 2013 (PDT)

Latest revision as of 16:01, 24 May 2013

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.

"Dynapods"[edit]

"This pedal-powered contraption can run a computer, split logs, or churn butter"

http://grist.org/list/this-pedal-powered-contraption-can-run-a-computer-split-logs-or-churn-butter/

An average adult can pedal it to generate 100 watts of electricity, pump 5 gallons of water per minute, grind a variety of grains, operate an air compressor, a hydraulic pump, most any hand-cranked machine, and a variety of small shop tools. It has been found to be particularly suitable for small scale agricultural applications such as cracking grains, churning butter, and pumping water.

Writtenonsand 14:01, 24 May 2013 (PDT)