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Old 03-10-2009, 15:08   #31
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:19   #32
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That back pack didn't move much and the runner got 44 watts. Pretty cool.
I suspect that "44 watts" number is either complete fiction, or an estimate of the total watt/hours a person could generate in a day of walking. Check the Univ. of Penn. website (they are the ones who invented this thing) and they say that it is capable of generating "up to 7.4 watts." That sounds a lot more realistic to me.
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I suspect that "44 watts" number is either complete fiction, or an estimate of the total watt/hours a person could generate in a day of walking. Check the Univ. of Penn. website (they are the ones who invented this thing) and they say that it is capable of generating "up to 7.4 watts." That sounds a lot more realistic to me.
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I was picking up my mooring a couple of days ago and was finding it quite hard to attach the chain to the cleat. Surely if you arranged a motorcycle type chain over a sprocket with two one way sprockets like inside a windlass and some sort of spring the up and down motion would turn a shaft attached to a generator the forces are quite high, more than the wind blowing on a turbine. However I'm sure a generating device to utilise the motion of the mooring chain is going to be far more complicated and expensive than a simple turbine so no one has done it.
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