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Most examples of hydraulic mechanical advantage display a little force on a small piston traveling a long distance to move a bigger piston a short distance with a lot of force.
With the inverse, if we have an input of:
100 lbs of force on a 3" diameter piston traveling 1"
the output would be
33 lbs of force on a 1" diameter piston traveling 3"
and this is true for single pistons.
What happens if the output is forked into 2 or more pistons as my illustration shows?
To have the same travel & force on the small diameter output pistons, would the travel & force on the input piston need to change at all? Or will it stay the same (as with a single output cylinder)?
Thanks in advance.
With the inverse, if we have an input of:
100 lbs of force on a 3" diameter piston traveling 1"
the output would be
33 lbs of force on a 1" diameter piston traveling 3"
and this is true for single pistons.
What happens if the output is forked into 2 or more pistons as my illustration shows?
To have the same travel & force on the small diameter output pistons, would the travel & force on the input piston need to change at all? Or will it stay the same (as with a single output cylinder)?
Thanks in advance.
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