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post #106 of 107 Old 04-15-2014, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Mike Romain View Post
I play with microhydro (Water wheel)setups and a DC motor can work 2 ways. Put power to it and it spins. Spin it and it gives power out.

Some folks use record turntable motors (DC) and spin them with a water wheel to get a trickle charge for a battery pack to help charge them. They give a couple amps 24/7 which is good for a weekend use camp power.

A starter spun up real fast like that by a flywheel, likely put out a lot of power in a hurry. Well, enough to cook the insulation of the coils windings anyway.

That water wheel generator stuff is really cool. I love the idea of it for camping.

Everything about what happened to my coil makes sense.

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post #107 of 107 Old 04-15-2014, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by bdatkins View Post
Yay! That was almost like a choose your own adventure book "Turn to page 4 if you want to check your fuel flow. Turn to page 6 to check your spark." I'm glad you got it figured out. Enjoy your 5!
That's exactly how it went down, ha ha.

We had rain today and it's turned cold but I drove her anyway. I even rolled up the back window and the driver/passenger windows once the rain was gone. Fun times. Can't wait for it to warm up this weekend and put the top completely down/off.
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