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|Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by DIYTechnologies: 7:33pm On Dec 23, 2012|
This is a diagrammatic sketch of a Self-powered Electric Generator. I am not a professional in this field. I leave it to the sound engineers in the house to panel-beat this sketch with constructive inputs that will help Nigerians. I know for sure that this is doable. I have seen a couple of You tube videos to that effect. I also went to price a DC motor and the guy selling was asking if I wanted to use it for a "fueless" generator (so he could he jack the price up I guess). He claimed a couple of guys have bought from him for that purpose. My question is, if such technology is workable, why then allow many families die of generator fumes?
This is the diagram. Professionals should be introduce ideas/inputs that my layman sense may have overlooked. This could help a lot of persons.
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by DIYTechnologies: 7:40pm On Dec 23, 2012|
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by outrage: 2:35pm On Dec 29, 2012|
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by megasoul: 6:06am On Jan 02|
I've been looking for the dc motor. Dat seems 2 be difficult 2 get, pls can u give me details on how 2 get one & price range? Tnx
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by outrage: 10:30am On Jan 02|
Go to those places they sell various types of motors, used ones. You'll find various types start from there. Ask around
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by Penuelseun(m): 2:07pm On Jan 03|
I really like ur idea but ur idea of charging the battery while using it simply won't work because the power u take from the battery through the electric motor is greater than the one u are returning to it via the charger, but u can use an alternator
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|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by DIYTechnologies: 10:13pm On Feb 27|
If you use the alternator or electric motor from a generator that uses a kickstarter, it would have an inbuilt diode that steps down the power to exactly what the battery needs to charge. I am about to try that.
You can get the DC motors only as second-hand, usually removed from a forklift. But whatever motor u get, please check the voltage. Some are 12v while some are 24v, the trailer size batteries. Some could even be higher. But for a simple 1.5kva gen, the 12v will suffice.
Finally, this is an idea in the making. Further inputs, especially from professionals wuold be appreciated.
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by D Don1: 9:16am On Mar 03|
It will not work, but there are many ways to make it work, u can modify your alternator for it to work, or u can use a high amps battery to power it. Maybe say 200 amps. But modifying the alternator will give more voltage which can easily recharge battery with. Modifying the alternator involves putting bar magnets inside, bar magnets which we don't have in nigeria.
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by ManTiger(m): 11:42am On Mar 03|
I've heard about this stuff and personally took it to a rewinder who has also done stuff related to it, he showed me 12V DC motor he used. He said it works but cannot charge itself as indicated!
He says the output energy almost equate the energy needed to charge the battery. He suggested Solar Inverter.
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by D Don1: 12:17pm On Mar 03|
It's true my man. I think they use a special circuit to recharge the battery. I kw one, quite easy, but I don't want to post it.
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by D Don1: 12:30pm On Mar 03|
There was an edo state man that made a generator that can run 24hrs powered from an ordinary car battery.
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by D Don1: 12:48pm On Mar 03|
If u use high amps battery as I said, it will only last long. Just like an inverter that can last up to 10 hours, but this one makes noise, but an inverter does'nt, so an inverter is better than it.
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by D Don1: 12:53pm On Mar 03|
But mind u, with that special circuit an inverter will last 24 hrs. Ha ha
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by D Don1: 1:34pm On Mar 03|
I have seen a dc motor that was modified and runs cold. It was used to power an alternator and was ran for 24hrs. But for a reason, i prefer the Fuelless generator because it generates pure sine waves which is good for appliances. But the inverter on the other hand, produces mostly modified sine wave which causes certain appliances to break down if they continue to run with it
|Re: Self-powered (fuelless) Generator Design by D Don1: 5:46pm On Mar 03|
My people I hv remembered something. U kw, this word called patent was first started by a police man. When some people were discussing something, and one of them went and made it, and formed an enterprise that makes it and ordered every other person not to make it. The person who brought that technique when they were discussing, went to report the man, yet nothing could be done. It was the next govt that impacted that patent rights, that anybody who has an invention should come and register it before somebody else does. So I hope there is no police man here that is trying to do the same thing.
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