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How do you make a hand powered AC generator?

by neoair
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neoair
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Jan22-04, 11:23 PM
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Does anybody know?

The basics? A procedure? Anything i'll be glad with anybody's advice.

Thank you.
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Jan23-04, 01:22 AM
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Start by looking up information on a car alternator, these produce AC. There is a lot of information available about them so you should be able to get an idea on how to build one.
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Jan23-04, 01:21 PM
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Take just about any household electric motor (i.e. clothes dryer electric motor that you can find in a junk yard, or you can use a stepper motor out of a printer). Basically, use the input leads for the electrical output. Fashion a crank to the mechanical output shaft for the mechanical input. Voila! Motors and generators are usually reciprocal devices (but there are exceptions).


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