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Where are the Linear Generators?

  1. Jun 15, 2010 #1
    I have been intigued by the linear generator concept. No one has really seemed to take this idea further. Maserati is integrating them into shock absorbers, and some have applied them to generate electricity from waves.

    But where are these generators, can you buy them, or look at the specifications of efficiency, voltage output, etc? price?

    some guidance would be appreciated.
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  3. Jun 15, 2010 #2
    Interesting. The only one I've seen are those "shake and charge" flashlights.
    Wasn't aware the concept was used elsewise. Good find. Maybe others can comment.
  4. Jun 15, 2010 #3


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    I wouldn't think there would be much of a market for off-the-shelf linear generators. It seems to me they would all be customized to the application.
  5. Jun 16, 2010 #4
    Would you happen to know a company which produces them for specific applications?
  6. Jun 16, 2010 #5
    Look at the rack and pinion ocean-wave-buoy generator on page 2 of (4.3 MB file)

    http://www.libertyparkusafd.org/lp/BuildingGreenUSA/Ocean%20Power/Ocean%20Wave%20Energy.pdf [Broken]

    Bob S
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