Kinetic energy supply??

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by aterhune1984, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. aterhune1984

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    While I am in search for batteries that are expensive, I was wondering if anyone has an Idea on how to generate >3.6V of energy >300mA from kinetic energy such as tossing an the object continually in the air.... the power does not have to be generated instantly obviously but after several seconds of motion would it be possible to generate this much electricity and how could this be producted?
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

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    You need to factor in time. What's this supposed to power and for how long?
     
  3. aterhune1984

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    This will power two microchips and several leds ammounting to about 60-120mA of current draw. This will only need to be powered while the object is in motion, this is specifically going to be a juggling ball so it will be in constant motion.
     
  4. blueroomelectronics

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    Ahh constant current of approx 0.5 to 1W. Not likely, more like nano-watts or really large balls. Kinetic generators are most useful in micropower applications. Since the person is juggling just drop in a battery. They're not likely to be juggling for hours.
     
  5. aterhune1984

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    K thats what I thought but was just wondering, Thanks tho
     
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