Bicycle Power Generator

ShaunManners

Joined Feb 16, 2008
72
Like the guy who used a small computer fan on his bike to charge the battery for lights at night. He didn't know that the amount of power needed to charge the battery plus power the lights would be like dragging a huge parachute around behind him.

If you average 100W during a race then you will need to average much more to also charge the battery, or slow down but still use the same amount of effort.
I don't think he intends to cycle along and charge batteries.. its like an exercise bike isn't it?

Cheers
Shaun
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
5,073
If you average 100W during a race then you will need to average much more to also charge the battery, or slow down but still use the same amount of effort.
100W is a lot less than what one would see in a race. A healthy adult human can produce 100W on an ongoing basis. An athlete can produce ten times as much during a short race.

And as has been noted, the bike doesn't go anywhere.
 
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