From: full name
Subject: Electricity generator for an electric scooter?
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Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 01:34:17 GMT
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(Well, I posted to the electrical engineering group and got no reply,
so I'll bug my favorite high tech group about it.)
The idea faceplant suggested here
is awesome IMO, to store stopping energy and then release it when
accelerating. But, I imagine that sort of thing would already be a
reality if it were doable, since it applies to so many activities
(like bicycling, driving, etc). Maybe it is more nearly applicable to
an electric scooter. An electric scooter already has a battery so it
would just need to turn the braking energy into electricity (probably
not much). I guess efficiency would be everything. Going down hill
could generate significant electricity but you know that going down
hill means eventually going up hill.
So, how difficult to add the converter/generator?
I realize you all probably usually deal with deeper design concerns,
so please redirect if you feel like it. I guess the question is how
small/light/efficient can an applicable electrical generator be?
Just curious. If the idea is so stoopid that it hurts your ears, let
me know that too since I have no intention of making such a device.
I invent things, and I am not just making that up.