Human Generator Systems To Charge A Solar Generator Power Station

A popular idea is to use a pedal power bike generator system to generate electric power and use it to charge a battery or solar generator also known as a portable power station.    The problem is that only expensive systems will handle high voltage from the bike generator system.  If you want  the cheapest solution then you will need to use an over voltage protection relay module with an inexensive power station such as the $129 Flashfish shown below. .   

 

 

This over votlage protection relay  will open up the connection between the bike generator and the solar generator whenever you start to pedal too fast and exceed the max voltage of your solar generator. 

The schematic wiring diagram shows how to wire the unit up for over Voltage protection.  The capacitor should be rated at least at 5000uF  25V. 

schematic wiring diagram how to connect over voltage protection relay diversion load mode

You may ask why this diagram does not have a blocking diode.   Solar generators already have a built in blocking diode so you don’t need one.   The only reason why you would need one is to charge a battery.  

For example I purchased the  FlashFish 200W for $129.00.  It is a tiny little solar generator power station  that works great and   it has a lot of power for such a small size.   We blew it up  (AKA  “let the magic smoke out ” ) when we used it with a 48V DC bike generator.   The specifications for this Flashfish solar generator state that it is able to take a max input charge voltage of 24V DC.   A great solution to protect it from being damaged by the bike generator is to install a  NC25A-12V  unit which opens up the relay connection at about 16V DC.    This means the voltage going into the FlashFish  will never go over 16V DC.   It will be protected from damage from high Voltage from pedaling on the bike generator too fast.    

When you are pedaling you will feel when the relay opens up  because the bike generator will suddenly get really  easy to pedal.   This will teach you what pace to pedal at so you will develop an instinct as to how fast to pedal to  keep your bicycle generator output below 16V DC.  

NOTE:  The reason why the NC25A is so special is that it can handle a maximum input Voltage of 140V DC.    When the NC25A opens up its relay contacts at 16VDC the built in voltage monitoring circuit then sees a BIG  votlage spike from the bike generator.    Most over voltage protection relay modules only go to 48DC  max input voltage so they get destroyed.   This is not the case for the NC25A.  

Solar / Bike Generator Hybrid Mode 

You may want to be able to use a solar panel with the solar generator.  The  key is  to use a connector adapter that allows you to switch back and forth between the bike gneerator .  If you want the ability to use them at the same time then contact us and we will give you a diagram on how to do that.  

ORDER A GENERATOR TO CHARGE YOUR SOLAR GENERATOR

human power generator dynamo

Order Dual Generator 500 Watt

Order Dual Generator Now

Contact us now for help picking out your off grid battery charging system. We have DIY kits that allow you to save money by putting the pedal power generator system together yourself. Or you can purchase the system fully assembled. Text or call us now at 971-281-0685. One of the most popular portable battery power stations today is made by a company called “Bluetti” . This is shown in ithe photo above. Model: AC200MAX.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 2,200W AC Pure Sine Wave Inverter (4,800W Surge)
  • 2,048Wh Capacity
  • LiFePO4 Battery with 3,500+ Life Cycles to 80%
  • Expandable Up To 6,144Wh with 2×B230, or 8,192Wh with 2×B300
  • 7 Ways to Recharge (AC/Solar/Car/Generator/Lead Battery/Dual AC/AC+Solar)
  • 900W Max. Solar Input
  • 1300W Max. Fast Dual Charging (Solar + AC Adapter)
  • Smart Control & Monitor in BLUETTI App

This model accepts an input charge Voltage (aka VOC) of 10 Volts DC up to 150 Volts DC. note: Because this model has such a high input charging Voltage limit of 150V it is not necessary to install an Over Voltage potection module because the bike generator will not put out more than 150V DC. We can give you wire adapter to connect the PPG-R500 to the Bluetti AC200MAX. You can see this power station HERE https://amzn.to/38Gkc7h. We can also give you some lower cost options.

Another more cheap portable power station is the flashfish.

This unit is very affordable and works very well to store your energy from your pedal power generator system. This unit has a max allowable charge Voltage of 24V. Because of this max limit a bike generator system must have Over Voltage protection such that the Voltage never goes over 24V which would damage the portabl power station.

BELOW YOU CAN SEE THE HPG-75 HUMAN POWER GENERATOR  INSTALLED AT DISCOVERY CENTER MUSEUM    Rockford, IL

This interactive display provides children with the unique experience  of generating electricity and then selecting which appliances in the home to power up.   The hair drier and blender are  the most difficult item giving the children  a very high resistance to work against.

Discover Center Museum

Arizona Science Center Interactive Light Bulb Pedal Power Display Comparison For LED Bulbs

Outdoor pedal power generator system

VIDEO DEMO HERE

 

ORDER A GENERATOR

human power generator dynamo

Pedal power blower with floating ball bernoulli  effect 
Bernoulli effect educational curriculum science display
ORDER A BIKE STAND GENERATOR
Human Power Art Exhibit by Shawnee Barton
ORDER A HAND CRANK GENERATOR
Permanent magnet DC generator hand crank foot crank emergency backup power
ORDER INTERACTIVE -EDUCATIONAL LIGHT DISPLAY
Interactive educational light box display with human power K
Blocking Diodes
Human power generator light bulb comparison display

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: https://youtu.be/d2MHayyhbCo

Pedal Power and Hand Crank combination energy display with LED incandescent light bulb box
Exercise Bike Generators
Spin Bike DC Generator Stationary Exercise Bike - With Built in regulator
Events
Educational Classroom Systems

 

Student powered classrom

 Pedal Powered Gaming Console System
Two person generator system for powering gaming console or TV
Permanent Magnet DC Generator
Bike Belt Pedal Power Dynamo
 

Free DIY Video Plans 
300 Watt PM Permanent Magnet Belt Drive Dynamo

Pedal power battery storage system inverter

GROUP PEDAL POWER GENERATOR SYSTEM

24 hour bicycle powered movie festival event, Earth day Singapore for National Geographic Event

Earth Day 27 person bicycle generator system powering 9 deep cycle batteries which power the movie projector and sound system.

human power bicyclists generating movie film festival
Educational Bike Generator Light Bulb display CFL LED Incandescent Bulbs

Pedal Power Bicycle Generator Systems For Public Utility Companies

Public Utility Power Companies use these systems to educate the public

Human Power Art Exhibit by Shawnee Barton

Featuring 300 Watt belt drive pedal power system PPG-B300.  Powering LED light and 12V DC blower fan.

Human Power Art Exhibit by Shawnee Barton
Human Power Art Exhibit by Shawnee Barton

Student powered classrom

 

Bike Generators S.T.E.M. systems in the classroom – Featured on MSNBC

Students power their class room and watch the energy produced from the bike generators.

  • Students power blenders to make fruit smoothies
  • Students power grow lamps for indoor garden
  • Students store energy to a  battery powerpack storage system
  • Students power an indoor pop bottle STEM rocket that shoots across the room
 


 

Story by ABC’s America In The Morning about our Pedal Power Bike Generator System Installed in Prison

ABC News reports on Prison Inmates generating electricity
ABC News reports on Prison Inmates generating electricity
 

 
Ready-to-use Bicycle Generators & Do-it-yourself Bicycle Generator Parts, Guides, and Information
  • Off-the-shelf bicycle roller generator systems
  • Off-the-shelf bicycle belt drive generator systems
  • Hand crank generator systems
  • 1kW to 10kW group generator systems
  • Custom power monitoring software solutions (Your company logo/artwork)
  • Event/trade show systems

Greetings!   We’re excited about our Pedal Power products and will assist you in buying a turnkey, ready-to-use system, or give you free plans to build your own DIY bicycle generator.”

Looking to get started? Check out our selection of Products, or see our Free Plans if you’re exploring do-it-yourself/build-your-own bicycle generator options. Feel free to Contact us if you require support.

Pedal Power Bike Generator Systems