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5K40.83 - Bicycle Generator

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​5K40.83 - Bicycle Generator

Title5K40.83 - Bicycle Generator

Demosntrate the concept of energy and mechanical to electrical energy transformation.​

Assembly Instructions

The maximum sustained human energy output is close to .3 Hp or about 225 Watts (Gossomar Albatros Piloted by amateur cyclist Bryan Allen). Maximum human output is on the order of 600 W (Lance Armstrong) for a short burst. The energy output (of the load bulbs) is calibrated to a dial reading of 60 rpm or one complete revolution of the pedals per second.
This energy bike is a human-powered generator connected to a lamp bank. The lamps can be switched on or off to give the desired electric load. The more lamps that are switched on, the more load is produced, requiring the victim to pedal harder. Start with one bulb on, then switch on three more while pedaling to feel the effect of the load.

Setup Time5
Operation Time5
Preview Time5
Operation Instructions
Demo on DimeNo
PIRA 200No
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Category5 Electricity and Magnetism
Subcategory5K - Electromagnetic Induction
Keywordsenergy bike, bike generator, energy bicycle, light bulb bicycle
Construction Information
energy bike