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Re: Hand cranked TC

Original poster: "Jim Lux by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jimlux-at-earthlink-dot-net>

This is a great idea... I've always thought that it would be really cool,
particularly for showing kids, because the faster they crank, the bigger the

The other idea would be to hook the field phone generator to a OBIT/NST/etc
with a rectifier that charges a cap for "single shot" kind of operation.
What about using GM High Energy Ignition coil?  You could extend and surpass
Terry's record in the  GMHEICSLR, in the "human powered" division.

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Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 12:09 PM
Subject: Hand cranked TC

> Original poster: "Jonathan Peakall by way of Terry Fritz
<twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <jpeakall-at-mcn-dot-org>
> Howdy All,
> I ran a cross a 0-130 vac, 7-8 watt hand cranked field phone generator,
> and was wondering if this could be used to mkae a hand cranked TC. I was
> thinking of hooking it up to a small, power corrected OBIT. Does this
> seem reasonable? The purpose of the coil is for high school students to
> experiment with, so huge output isn't required.
> If anyone has some suggestions as to primary and secondary
> sizes/wraps/guages and tank cap reccomendations, that would be really
> great. Would be very cool to have  this for ther students to use.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan Peakall