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Recumbent generator

Temp Setup
Delta Graph
FrankG writes –

“The bent genny’ part 3, This section covers a PicAxe 08M data logger that interfaces to a PC via RS-232 and uploads the performance characteristics of the generator in real-time. As well as some priliminary results between “Star & Delta” 3-phase configurations of the stator.”Link.

Related:

  • Bent Genny (Human powered recumbent generator) – Link.
  • Recumbent generator part #2 – Link.

8 thoughts on “Recumbent generator

  1. The unit is geared to offer a reasonable cadance (pedal stride), but standard bike gearing is too low, if you check Part #2 it shows a Jack-Shaft being added to achieve a 1:6 ratio relative to the pedal cranks.

  2. Are you the same Frank that runs metalshop.ca? If so, would it be at all possible, given what you have on hand, to post a very brief video of the generator spinning at a certain RPM (say 80) on the pedaling end?

    I’m just curious to see how fast it gets going.

  3. At 80 RPM @ the cranks it would be 480 @ the rotor which equates to 50watts or so (going by the last graph as a Delta config…)

    Sorry no video… If I was set-up for that I’d just drop the webpages and post builds…

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