Emergency Hand Crank Generator

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Nadja, Jul 16, 2011.


  1. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

  2. NCGunDude

    NCGunDude Monkey+

  3. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

  4. NCGunDude

    NCGunDude Monkey+

    Err, it turns out Ripoff Report is a rip off, however, someone posting as the Company Owner sure doesn't show his good side in the thread.

    If it was such a great product, he would have sold the rights by now. Doesn't appear to be a great company.
     
  5. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Since this is a brand new item/development , I would't be to quick to judge it. I would say, lets give it a little time and see what happens.
     
  6. NCGunDude

    NCGunDude Monkey+

    Actually, after watching the vids on FB, the survival generator appears to be well designed.
     
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    There is just ONE thing to remember about these Human Powered Generators. It is a well documented FACT, that a Human can only output about 100 Watts on a Continuous Basis. This means that if you can sit on your bicycle, connected to this thing, and pedal for one Hour, the BEST Bicycle Riders can get 100 WattHours of energy. In the Vids, you will notice that the kid couldn't even keep the lightbulb continuously lit at a constant Brightness, and had a hard time cranking for more than a few minutes. Yea, he put a battery in the Toolbox, but he NEVER showed how much work was required to recharge that battery from a 50% discharge state. AND THAT FOLKS, is the REAL Issue Here. Even an OLD Fudd like "Me" can produce 100 Watts for a few minutes, but to recharge that Battery, is going to take more than I can do, in any reasonable timeframe.
    ..... YMMV....
     
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  8. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader


    Hi Bruce. Just think though, guys like you and me, lets say a couple of pounds kinda sorta overweight could maybe really benifit from something like this mounted to a bike. Besides, what else you going to do all winter ? LOL
     
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