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Postby droid_ca » Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:20 pm

has anyone got some knowledge they can share on hub dynamos please and thanks
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:14 pm

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/schmidt.asp Interesting but unless you will be doing long distance cycling at night you are better of with rechargeable batteries and a good LED light. You would have to have a wheel built and there is drag, the power is not free.
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Postby droid_ca » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:26 pm

I was thinking of using a small battery for when not moving as for power I'm not to worried but thanks for the concern I actually want tonot use the tires on a bicycle but rather a canine pulled cart
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Re: electrics

Postby Noob » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:14 pm

droid_ca wrote:has anyone got some knowledge they can share on hub dynamos please and thanks


... they make a sweet fishing reel sound when coasting.
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Postby chorizon » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:21 pm

They don't really seem to work until 10-12 mph or so...

Your doggies will have to be hoofing it pretty good...

And as Shadowcatcher said there is noticeable, constant, drag.

Which is a real drag.

I assume you intend to power lights. I'd stick with LEDs powered by a battery personally.
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Postby droid_ca » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:24 pm

my idea is to stick two of them onto a cart and have them charge up a small battery so I can run marker lights and possibly a headlight and charging an ipod would be nice so for battery I was thinking of one for a childs electric scooter
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