Yes .....that's right I plugged the little Burton coffee maker (12 volt) into
the deep cycle battery .....paralleled the PedGen with it....flipped the
coffee maker switch and started pedaling ....looking at the digital bike meter
I noted the elapsed time that I had already pedaled this morning, 33.45 min.
2 minutes and I heard the gurgle of coffee starting to perk and the smell of
fresh coffee brewing.
10 minutes later and I had a fresh cup of coffee, I had pedaled the walking
equivalent of .5 of a mile had that wheel been touching the ground I would
have been going 3.2 MPH. with less effort than walking.
Eventually I will have a bike that does just that.
It is 2 miles to town....time and distance enough to make a cup of coffee
and put twice the amount of electricity into the battery that I took out.
At that price of coffee at McDonald's I would save enough to pay for about
2 KWH of grid electricity!