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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2013, 03:06:35 AM »
Looks like a good way to burn of some calories for sure!
Trying to make power from alternative energy any which way I can.
Just to abuse what I make. (and run this site)

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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2013, 09:39:23 AM »
Looks like a good way to burn of some calories for sure!
.......but wait .....there's more !
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a real good way also, hand pedaling only.... a whole different thing !
also discovered was.....( a temporary set up anyways) ....but discovered
forward (clockwise for the ECM) lot of slippage 16 watts.....reverse pedaling
(CCW for the ECM) was 32 watts. powered with 19.2 cordless drill either way
rpm unknown but drill when freshly charged about 60 watts either way
so like I said   lot of slippage in the set up I have now !

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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2013, 07:08:49 AM »
  Maybe 82, with diabetes, Norm but I think the neighborhood kids call you the tough guy.   ;)
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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2013, 08:20:25 PM »
glad to see your still hard at it norm....
way to go at 82 !
just do it

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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2013, 10:20:59 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement guys !
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update on the PedGen
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2013, 06:45:43 AM »
There is a need for me to change ratios on the PedGen as is... it is almost
right for charging 12 volt the driven wheel is not the ideal way of delivering the Power
tho so I'm going to make 3 pulleys on the same shaft ( 3 round discs of 4x2)
1. 4'' diameter for 12 volts
2. 3 1/2 " diameter for 14.4 volts 
3. 3" diameter for 18 volts .
the shaft of the EMC is about 6 inches long ...plenty of room
for all three pulleys.
Shifting pulleys will be a simple matter of sliding the EMC
so the appropriate driven pulley is engaged underneath the drive wheel.
The seat also requires a different arrangement.
and in the meantime I'll have to finish Tom's PVC 14.4 cordless drill pack.
busy, busy,busy............ :)
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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2014, 12:37:43 AM »
any updates on your pedgen norm ?
just do it

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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2014, 06:55:07 AM »
post a couple of pics later today on the temporary adjustment to it.

   Been busy on other projects like the 2nd and 3rd stage of the
Folgers Savonius.
    Tested it yesterday after I have made the the other two stages,
   I tried with the motor so it was more positive ly attached with
Rubber Tire pulley screwed onto the base of the 1st stage .....but
only a 3mph wind ....so no go ....maybe today ....looks like an 8mph .
Norm.

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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2014, 09:53:30 AM »
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Been busy on other projects like the 2nd and 3rd stage of the
Folgers Savonius.

I want to see the 35 stage version ?
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Re: My new PedGens
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2014, 06:49:39 AM »
Hi Woof !
      No 35 stage version but I did at one time have an eight stage version
all staggered from each other made out of plastic picnic cups.

      Working on my Lenz type now....3 blades 4CC high  * (C offee C ans)
 :)  the flat part plywood.
    Figure will be big enough to turn a treadmill motor. fast enough to charge
a 12v SLA ?

    Working  on that on my good days (one leg keeps/stays swollen )
   ......but still having fun.
        just watching the 2 stage FCC VAWT spinning in an 8 MPH or more
 so its usually spinning.
   One day may make it 3 or 4 stage when I find a longer stick or maybe a PVC
pipe about 4 ft. also the shaft would be large enough to have the RT stepper wheel run against.
Norm.