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In this video I will be using a car alternator in combination with an old bicycle in order to create my own electrical energy. Along the way I will show you how a car alternator works and how we can use it with a bike. That includes electrical and mechanical modifications in order to reach the best output performance of the alternator. At the end I will then show you how much power I was able to create and whether I could power my home with it. Let’s get started!
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2011 Lookalike by Bartlebeats
0:00 Project overview
2:12 Initial tests
3:39 Bike modifications
5:17 Creating a wood construction for the bike
6:10 The problem with the exciter coil
7:43 First proper tests with the bike
8:30 Alternator regulator modification
9:13 Final test & verdict