Fun Wind News: Mini wind turbine attaches to bikes to generate electricity for batteries


Fun Wind News: Mini wind turbine attaches to bikes to generate electricity for batteries

 mini wind turbine for charging devices

 
A Japanese company called Thanko Co. has created a mini wind turbine called the Portable Wind Generator 2, which attaches to a bicycle or motorcycle and generates electricity. Through DC input the mini wind turbine charges devices, from PCs, USBs, to AA rechargeable batteries which can then charge a variety of other appliances or devices.
 
The product weighs 124 grams and measures 8 cm by 6.9 cm with a height of 10.3 cm. It comes with an LED light that can be used as a headlight on a bike, and has an indicator light that turns green as it’s being charged.
 
When attached to a vehicle that is travelling at speeds of 50 kph, it will produce 500-700 mA. To give an example of how much travel is required to charge the generator, travelling at a constant speed of 21 kph for 5 km will charge around 10%. A minimum speed of 15kph is required for the mini wind turbine to start charging and a constant speed is recommended for optimal results. For example, if the speed of the vehicle fluctuates a lot, the generator may only generate 80-90% of what it’s normally capable of.
 
So what’s the price tag on this mini wind turbine? The Portable Wind Generator 2 is available in stores at a price of approximately $870 CAD (¥4,980) and includes the bracket to attach it to your vehicle.
 

Posted By Sally on June 4, 2014 | 0 Comment

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