Got a good idea?

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  1. Jez and Lin

    Jez and Lin Funster Life Member

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    I got to thinking about different ways of charging Batteries this morning & I suddenly had one of those light bulb pinging moments you get occasionally.
    Now I am no electrical engineer & wasn't much good at physics but I wonder if it is possible via a dynamo & connection kit to be able to use the power from pedaling a bike to top up leisure batteries?
    I remember seeing a set up at a Gala in York last year where a Cycle was rigged up to a food processor and provided enough power to run it for making fruit smoothies.
    I would have thought that all you need is a stand to lift the back wheel, a dynamo maybe a transformer & wiring with a connection to the battery.
    Anybody out there with more technical knowledge got any ideas?
    I can just see me now on the bike by the Van while the BBQ is heating up grunting away for half an hour keeping fit & using the Green energy I'm producing for a worthy cause. :thumb:
     
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    wind power why wast energy and valuable drinking time just fit a wind generator
     
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