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Idea: Why This Alternative Electric Charging Will Not Work - Wind Cycle

  Posted at 06:00:00 PM
  File under  Ideas Electrical
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling

Sometimes it hurts me when I see a crowd-funding project which I know will fail miserably while the project owner firmly believes he has found the Egg of Columbus Open link in a new window. In this case it is the Wind Cycle Open Kickstarter link in a new window project on Kickstarter.

If you have a look at the introduction video, you can see that Brandon really believes it can work, but physics will prove him wrong. The idea is to use Ultra Capacitors instead of batteries, and have them charged while you ride your electric motorcycle using wind turbines.

Wind Cycle

First of all capacitors are very limited in the amount of electricity they can hold. To have enough to set you off on the road is fine, but then to use wind turbines to charge the capacitors is a pipedream. It is the same a perpetual motion Open En.Wikipedia link in a new window machines, nice idea but physically impossible. To have a wind turbine turn sufficiently fast to generate enough electricity you require .... a lot of electricity, more electricity than what the wind turbines can generate.

In other words, you are not going to go very far. Pity for Brandon.

At the time of writing this he had got $360 pledged while he is looking for $12,000 to start the project. He even sold his car to get money to start.

See the video below:

Click here to read more about the Wind Cycle project Open Kickstarter link in a new window
Click here to access the Wind Cycle Facebook page Open Facebook link in a new window

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