Gort Sneeley: +dougaustontx, any relation to 'Steve Austin?' Lol. That's the whole idea of AC. JP Morgan had the financial backer of Tesla, John Jacob Astor, murdered on the Olympic by switching it with the Titanic, while ot was in for a propeller blade replacement, two weeks before it was deliberately sunk. It is hard to believe Morgan's 'last-minute change of plans' to NOT board the unseaworthy Olympic (now disguised as the Titanic a week before she subk) was merely a coincidence. He literally killed two birds with one stone: he killed the idea of free energy for all, and Tesla himself (indirectly); and he murdered 1500 people. In my opinion, there is a very special place in eternal torment reserved for pieces of crap like Morgan (in fact he is already roasting there today. I pray his ignominious family will repent before they join him: but, sadly, the ungodly wealthy usually opt to face God full of stoic arrogance).
Gort Sneeley: +Simonspaz, thanks so much for that! You learn a little more every day. I am planning to build an aircraft at some point but if i am forced to use a non-alternative-fueled powerplant, i would like it to be as fuel-efficient and powerful as possible. Hence, idling in cruise was a hoped-for goal. Your info has corrected this assumption.
Gort Sneeley: +doctorh2005. Did you read the description? The engine is powering the alternator, which appears to be charging a battery. The engine is running on petrol. Do you seriously think it would be making all that racket, without any source of fuel? Hint: if the PMA was driving the engine (somehow), do you THINK it would be available in your local retail store, or on Ebay? Please get a grip! If you could build a generator to power your car or home without the help of JP Morgan and his merry band of diabolical thieves, don't you think it would have been done by now (at least by someone who managed not to get drowned on the Titanic, or 'shot down' over Ukraine?).
schickmann: What did you use to create tension on the belt to keep belt tight? I can see the bracket on the lower lobe of alternator...but what is the adjustor on the upper lobe attached to?
Life is illusion: Could you please tell me what is the difference between the size of magnets in 100amp alternators and 60amps alternators? Do 100amp ones have bigger/stronger magnets or just thicker and longer wires are used for windings?
goodcat1982: homebuilt? lol please. All you've done is connected 2 pulleys from and engine and a PMA
darion gordon: U did not make that
Juston Townson: I have a harbor freight engine as well with a Omar from windblue and use this to charge a large bat. Bank. When batteries are at 60 percent I don't need to worry about over voltage, but yet I am putting in the amps needed to charge the batteries. This engine as run my camper for weeks without shutting it off! I have an external tank that will go a week with it just above idle! I love this stuff. LOL. Nice work.
NiteStar131: Fantastic work, you have a great set-up and are indeed a lucky person indeed
dougaustintx: If I were still using the permanent magnet alternator, I might consider a clutch to eliminate the cogging effect at startup. I switched to a regular high capacity car alternator early on. With the car alternator (non-permanent magnet) I have a way to regulate the charge going to the battery. I still feel like an over-center type of lever engagement would be better and more reliable than a centrifugal clutch.
bartybollocks: Nice build, I am about to build something similar, had you considered using a centrifugal clutch?
Dino Pasic: use hho as power for generator, i think it can also work on hho only, but if it is used as second fuel source it is good also
simonspaz: It's always best to run it on part throttle, not so much tickover/idle. At idle the piston rings don't have enough compression to make a full seal and eventually this leads to glazing of the bore and that in itself gives poor compression and will mean lower output.
I used to get this on old police cars when they had excessive idling. The only option was the re-hone the cylinders and put in new piston rings.
callmeshane303: Nice set up - bit too springy and flexible for my liking - the parts have a tendency to fatigue, crack and break.
I myself would be inclined to spin the alternator at it's maximum RPM, at the motors maximum RPM and set up gearing to that effect.
I'd also fit in a lever with a spring to release belt tension when starting and to allow the belt and pulley system to act as the infrequently used clutch.
dougaustintx: The idea is to have STORED energy for use when you need it. It's kind of hard to store AC, but batteries do just fine with DC.
Rayxl1: Mine's going OK now I've given it a 2 to 1 reduction from engine to alternator.
Håkan Andersson: ive got one of my one i bilt it my self and i have a 100 A alternator and it works great
i have not put up pictures or films on it on the web
tom rushmore: ive got a pma from windbluepower and use it as a bike generator spinning it with a bike and a belt and found the belt has to be tight which mine isnt that tight but yea can light lightbulbs and charge small batterys within time its just a fun project to learn about electricity
AlternativePowerMan: Also, when working with these little engines, don't exceed the ratio number of 500. 1 HP can power 500 watts of electrical power. A lot of the retail generators seem to use this number. It seems to be a good rule of thumb.
AlternativePowerMan: Hey good work keep it up. Personally I am not a fan of PMA. Typical automotive alternators use electronic regulation which works really nice in these little air-cooled engine setups. With PMA you gotta put more effort into sizing the pulleys, watching the engine RPM, connecting the alternator after you start the engine. Still, nice setup. What were you using for power load?
Home built generator battery charger using Permanent Magnet Alternator 6.5 hp engine5
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