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Terry Frankeberger
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I thought I would share this link.


I have done a little research and think that they would make an excellent DIY project. Easy to build, not very expensive, and low maintenance. The question remains "How much power can it produce"?

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Hmm, but where the heck would you find a linear alternator with the appropriate piston length?

Don't know anything about this, but it does look cool. Maybe even could replace the carbon fiber rod with a hardwood.
 
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I was thinking of it like a lever with a two axis fulcrum between the collector and the alternator. The alternator would be comprised of a permanent magnet (as the rotor) at the end of the rod hovering over a pancake coil (as the stator). This should produce a near constant voltage and variable frequency alternating current. A simple AC to DC converter should provide a usable and store-able power source.

I realize that this is very simple description but I have not yet explored the options or details. 

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I was thinking the alternator worked like those shake flashlights, with the rod connected to a permanent magnet inside a coil, the vibrations of the rod transferring to up and down motion of the magnet.

But you know what, I've got a problem with this concept. When you're close to the ground, most places, you don't get consistent winds. Will the baseball bat (heck if I now what it's called) get to oscillating with intermittent winds? I looked on their site, couldn't find any mention of that problem, would feel better if they addressed it.
 
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Thanks Bryan

At a closer look in this link.


I was able to see that you are right, it is a vibration alternator that they use. I am pretty sure that they have to convert it into DC though.

Good point about the intermittent winds being a problem.

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