Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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Purpose:To demonstrate a basic DC generator powered by a bicycle's rotating wheel.
Procedure:Connect the generator leads to a bulb, hop on the bike and start pedaling.
Hints:Note that pedaling the generator is much easier when there is no load connected, but more difficult when the light bulb is connected.
Pump the front tire. Takes a Presta valve head.
The generator is a DC Motor from McMillan Electric: Model S3365B2938, 2.25HP @ 260VDC, 5.0A @ 5100RPM