How many motors, or of what kind, do I need to get the output to be 5 Volts under load?

Hello everyone,

I am trying to design a suitcase that will be able to generate electricity using the kinetic energy generating by the rotation of the wheels. Each wheel will have a motor on it. When the wheel spins, it will use the motor as a generator to create electricity that will then go and charge a battery in the suitcase. Think of the battery as a portable charger to charge your devices. The problem i am having is that when I have the two wheels running at about 5 mph on a treadmill ( i know its a bit fast) in parallel, i am only getting 1 Volt when it is hooked up to the lead. With no load, i am generating about 5 volts. That is what i would like to be getting with a load... So i am wondering.... How many motors, or of what kind, do I need to get the output to be 5 Volts under load?

Thanks

asked 8/11/2015
anthony kefalos2
anthony kefalos

0 Answers

Your Answer

In order to provide an answer to this question, you must Login

I am flagging this question because...




10 inform moderator flags remaining

I am deleting this question because...




I am flagging this answer because...




10 inform moderator flags remaining

Flagging a Post

You have already flagged this post. Clicking "Remove Flag" below will remove your flag, thus reducing the count by one as well.

I am deleting this answer because...





RLC Circuit, Resistor Power Loss - some Modelica experiments

Modelica is an open source (free) software language for modelling complex systems. Having never used it before, I thought I would download a development...

Tip – Latitude and Longitude on Large Scale Plans

If you are working on a large plan, get the real coordinates [latitude, longitude] for two or more points and add them to the drawing. That way you can...

Maxwell's Equations - Introduction

Maxwell's Equations are a set of fundamental relationships, which govern how electric and magnetic fields interact. The equations explain how these fields...

Laplace Transform

Laplace transforms and their inverse are a mathematical technique which allows us to solve differential equations, by primarily using algebraic methods...

Induction Motor Calculator

Just added a page to the tools, which will allow you to calculate the synchronous speed, slip and rated torque for an induction motor. Not a particularly...

Frame Leakage Protection

While not as popular as it once was, frame leakage protection does still have some use in some circumstances.  In essence frame leakage is an earth fault...

Power Transformers - An Introduction

One of the fundamental requirements of an alternating current distribution systems it to have the ability to change the magnitude of voltages.  It is more...

What is an Open Delta Transformer

In three phase systems, the use of transformers with three windings (or legs) per side is common.  These three windings are often connected in delta or...

Lead us, Warleader

Delum, who had watched all in silence, his face empty of expression, now spoke in turn. ' "Lead us, Warleader, into glory."' Reading is something I do...

Photovoltaic (PV) - Electrical Calculations

Photovoltaic (PV) cells (sometimes called solar cells) convert solar energy into electrical energy.  Every year more and more PV systems are installed...

Our website uses cookies so that we can provide a better experience.
To learn more about what cookies are and how to manage them visit AboutCookies.org