Re: Question for the Electric Motor Wizards - Motor Direction
The old -time small tractors used a starter/generator which was not efficient at either but did do the job if the compression on the engine was low enough (compression release or small engine). They got away from them when engine mfg.s went to generating juice at the crankshaft. These units are quite heavy for the small amount of output they give.
Fast forward to today, does anyone use this style combo anymore?
How long do you think that cordless drill would last as a generator?