diy Lighting System

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by karma1968, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. karma1968

    karma1968 New Member

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    looking over these motors there's not a lot of room to make a gen. but after a few failures
    i may have something that will work. problem with using the white wire it shares the ground with the magnito. to much of a load and it effects the cdi. there are products on the market but im cheap so
    here we go...


    just to be sure i had the proper winds in the coal i unwound a magnito. took about two hours without damaging the wire.

    the iron core is from a microwave fan. will be cut to fit coal slot with epoxy.

    ill go into more detail if it works... as you can see in the pics it likely will ;) after i get another magnito lol



    cheers
     

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  2. Kerry Walper

    Kerry Walper New Member

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    Very nice. That looks promising. I would like to see how it all turns out. I would be interested in trying to making one.

    I am thinking of setting up a 'fairly' powerful headlight using some info from Scotchmo's posts. I took a 4 amp 6 volt battery out of an old 1,000,000 candlepower spotlight. I think the white wire will charge it well enough as I do most of my driving in the day. Plus it can be charged with an ac adapter. I just need to grab the diodes etc.
    .wee.
     
  3. "the prussian" Shop Dogs

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    i've been toying with this idea as my mag dosen't kick out much juice . post more phots of your mounting if you can. good work.
     
  4. karma1968

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    all ready for testing in the morning..dance1
     

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  5. Kerry Walper

    Kerry Walper New Member

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    Very nice looking job! It will be interesting to see how much it can produce.
     
  6. karma1968

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    wow i got 1.2volts... ok now on to the next idea heh.

    how about a tool motor mounted under the motor with a vacuum belt?

    it worth a try ;) if it works i will need to source out a aluminum pully
     

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  7. BarelyAWake

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    Tool motor? Like an older 12v DC cordless driver acting as a genset? I've given that some thought myself as we repair power tools where I work and so there's quite a few cordless tools kickin' around w/o battery packs. As just replacement batteries often cost as much as a new kit, tool included - that's not really a surprise.

    I've a coupla concerns though, the biggest is I don't think the bearings can take the prolonged high speed use - not even the quality tools, but... mebbe? Gotta be better than the Walmart gennys right? Another is they're not even vaguely weather-resistant, but I suppose the most important is I dunno if they can be easily/conveniently brought up to speed.

    The drill/drivers have a reduction gearbox of course, and this would help. It's "draggy" as heck... so I was thinkin' a sprocket drive somehow... there's another "mebbe" lol I'm not sure all tools would act as gensets when spun, some have very puzzling circuit boards and whatnot. I also had the thought that the 14.4s might be more appropriate for charging a 12v sys as you do need about 13v... but it's not like these come with a regulator and you might well succeed on getting more than 12v out of the older 12v tools if they're spun overspeed...

    The 14.4s are a lil easier to find these days tho lol

    I was thinkin' something like this as with the 90° head it has mounting options, couldn't be used as a tensioner as the bearings/shaft are in question to begin with... and ofc it's $150 new lol;
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    BOSCH Cordless Screwdriver Kit, Volts 12.0 VDC, Drill Speed 0 to 600 RPM, Max Torque 80 In-Lb, 90 Degree Articulating Head

    So yeah - sorry about that, I didn't really provide any answers lol If ya do try this, I'll be watchin'

    o.o
     
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  8. karma1968

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    not sure about using a gearbox most tools use nylon or plastic gears. i have another motor that could take more
    abuse. this ones 20v with a built in fan.

    once i get the pulley system dialed in i wont be restricted to just one motor.

    the one i have installed now gives me over 6volts just spinning it by hand should be interesting to see the max voltage at idol.zpt

    ill post a video on youtube.

    YouTube - karmabike1911's Channel
     

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  9. "the prussian" Shop Dogs

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    hey check out "wonderful creations store" motorized bike stuff on ebay, they sell a mini gen. maybe a bar config. would work better?
    what about mounting an old bike light gen under the motor case? seem's like the mounting could be used to tighten a belt drive? most of them are 6 volt systems. just an idea.
     
  10. karma1968

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    now that i have something to work with ill try it.

    it work powered up a 20volt bulb no problem. still need to work out the belt problem. i may look into a flat belt.


    YouTube - karmabike1911's Channel



    when i get around to ordering the parts ill post pics.dance1

    cheers
     
  11. Salty Gator

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    Karma.....if that works please let us know.....I'm sure many of us would use that scheme....


    Thanks,
    Salty.shft.
     
  12. karma1968

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    it worked but i only got 1.2volts. problem is you would need more than two magnet poles
    with this setup.. or high rpms
     

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