Human Power Generator Series
Human Power Generator
Windstream's Human Power Generator is ideal for educational displays and small power production applications that are under 65 watts. The Human Power Generator is user friendly and portable and can be a valuable tool in teaching an appreciation of the physical energy required to produce the electricity. It is especially good for younger children.
The Human Power Generator is primarily designed to charge a 12 volt, deep cycle battery or to contribute to a 12 volt system. It can also provide direct DC power.
The Human Power Generator will charge at a rate of between 3A to 5A when connected to a 12V battery.The average output is between 35 to 65 watts of power.
AC appliances can be used with the Human Power Generator by using a DC-AC inverter connected to a battery (see our Portable Power Pack which houses both the 12V battery and the inverter)). It is also possible to directly power certain DC powered equipment such as a low power water pump without using a battery. Appliances such as a DC television, light or radio may also be used. However, with this application, a voltage regulator may be required. Click here for more information on Windstream's 12V Voltage Regulator
The amount of electrical power that can be generated by the Human Power Generator is determined by the energy available to turn the crank . The stronger the user, the more electrical power can be produced. Typical output in watts with the Human Power Generator is about 60 Watts or 35 Watts with handcranks.
The Human Power Generator consists of a heavy, powdercoated steel frame holding a bicycle-like crank, with a step-up chain drive (6.5:1) attached to a permanent magnet DC generator (stock # 443541). Each Human Power Generator comes with standard foot pedals. We also manufacture optional cushioned hand cranks can be attached to the two crank arms for an additional $35.00.
If the Human Power Generator is purchased on its own without a Power Pack, it automatically comes with a heavy duty diode protected connecting cable. You can choose the kind of wire termination that suits your application. The most universal cable uses plier- style clips to attach directly to the battery posts.
The diode is built into a small in-line aluminium box and prevents reverse current from traveling back from the battery to the generator. The diode is rated at 35A and is also a Full Wave Bridge that allows the user to pedal safely in either direction regardless of the polarity of the generator. Here is more information about our Full Wave Bridge.
Let us know which connecting cable you prefer when you place your order. We have several different types available!
Human Power Generator
All Connnecting Cables Have an Inline Diode To Prevent Reverse Current From The Battery. Rated at 35A and is also a Full Wave Bridge.