Convert An Existing Bicycle Into A Power Generator!
Have you ever been caught in a power outage feeling helpless? Now there is no reason to go get the candle sticks, instead make your own bicycle generator. Here are step by step instructions for making your own bicycle generator.
Find a bicycle with working gears and which the pedals power the rear wheel.
2. Get a training stand
Find a bike training stand that lifts the rear wheel off of the floor.
3. Fit your motor with the bike
Test fit your 12v DC generator or permanent magnet motor (which will produce electricity when spun) behind the rear wheel. The tire should fit into place by the output shaft where a belt would normally connect, or it should rest directly on the shaft itself. Once you have an idea for where the motor will go, use plywood to construct a mount to hold the motor in place against the tire. Different sized motors will require different motor stands and mounts so adjust accordingly.
4. Measure the power
Attach a voltmeter to the motor to measure how much power it is producing, and then hook it up directly to your electrical devices. A car cigarette lighter adapter can be connected to the power leads for an easy, universal adapter. Now, simply power your devices directly from the bike, or charge batteries for use at a later time.
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