How to build your own alternative energy power generator system.
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Building your own alternative energy generator solutions requires effort in mechanical design and electrical design. The two combined allow you to harness energy and convert it from one state to another. Remember, energy can't be created or destroyed, just changed from one form to another. Key design points that should be at the top of your list are:
MOST COMMON QUESTIONS FAQ ON HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN GENERATOR SYSTEM
"Why can't I save energy to a battery and have it feed back to a motor to drive my generator? "
If you want to learn more about this topic use the search term: "History of perpetual motion machines". Long story short, each time energy converts from one state to another, some of it gets lost during the process of transformation. In this case, the generator has resistance inside its windings that get warm when operating. You can loose as much as 20% of your energy due to this effect. As energy travels from your generator into your battery you have two more sources of lost power. More resistance losses in connectors and wiring, and heat loss in the battery you are charging. As much as 3 to 15% of your energy can get lost during the battery charging step. The next set of energy losses would occur between your battery and your electric motor that is driving the generator. Again you have heat related losses in the wiring to the electric motor that can amount to 1% to 5% . And then the windings in the electric motor also experience energy loss due to resistance in the wire coils.
"How much power & Amps can I generate using my body "
The generator output data in this table is only based on loose approximations
"Can I make it cheap?"
Yes, find used permanent magnet DC motors online, ebay, craigslist, surplus web sites. Permanent magnet DC motors can be used as a generator.