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How much energy do i produce with my dynamo while cycling ?

  1. Oct 23, 2008 #1
    I was on an exercise bike in the gym the other day and on the screen it said I was generating 138 watts, and as you can imagine thats a pretty big value,lol. I wasn't cycling that fast either. My question is, is this value possible ?

    sorry if this is a bland question but I know a wind generator gets about 100 watts, so I am just trying to get my head around this. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2008 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Yes that's reasonable for cycling.
    One horsepower is 750W, a professional cyclist can produce about 1/3Hp = 250W
     
  4. Oct 23, 2008 #3
    but how can this number be so much greater than a wind generator ?
     
  5. Oct 23, 2008 #4

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  6. Oct 23, 2008 #5

    rcgldr

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    Wind farm generators are rated by mega-watts. You must be referring to a very small wind generator.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_turbine
     
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