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Brake regeneration?

  1. May 11, 2008 #1


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    How is the braking energy tuned into electrical energy.
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  3. May 11, 2008 #2


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    Hybrid cars partially powered by electric motors. Electric motor=electric generator.
  4. May 11, 2008 #3


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    But an electrical power generated from a negative source?
  5. May 11, 2008 #4


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    Turn an electric motor and it generates electricity.
    Connect motor to wheels, swap cables to battery, kinetic energy charges battery, resistance from coils slows car.
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