Bicycle Powered Generator

Wagner, Tyler (2011) Bicycle Powered Generator. [Abstract]

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Abstract

The purpose of this project is to design a bicycle powered system to generate electricity for off-grid users. The system consists of a bicycle, a generator wired to a charge controller, 12 volt deep cycle battery, and an inverter. A charge controller controls current going into the battery. Lastly, the inverter converts 12 volt DC into alternating current (AC) which can be used for house appliances. The electric power produced will be determined by generator size, gear ratio of the bike, time of operation and how long and hard a person wants to work out. This bike powered generator system is designed to provide at least 60 watt-hours of usable power per hour of riding time, while being comfortable, quiet, and small enough to be easily portable. The total bike generator system without the bike should not cost over $400. The system as designed is capable of lighting a 13 watt compact fluorescent bulb for 4 hours per day.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 6th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bicycle Powered Generator, Fuel Cells, Bicycles, Human Powered Vehicles, Energy Storage, Lead-acid Batteries
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Engineering
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Environmental Studies
NBS Symposium
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 14:08
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 14:08
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/376


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