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Is it possible to make a cheap generator efficient enough to make enough electricity to power a refrigerator? Answered

It would be an eco-friendly generator:)

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bellinghammakerspace (author)2011-07-03

Use a little motor and a car alternator... that will do it. You can look up how to wire it and you should be able to find an alternator almost anywhere.

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2-year old question, but anyway I'm looking for ways to turn that alternator in the first place.

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Mojo_JoJo (author)2010-05-13

the coils in the generator are rated for a certain load and if you try to overload it you will burn the coils. From your question it seems you already have a generator? is it a diesel engine coupled to a generator coil?

I don't know if this will work and I have not done it myself but I know that a fridge has a motor that drives a compressor, it may be possible to join the engine of the generator to the compressor of the fridge? It won't be an efficient solution but you will get a fridge that runs on fuel rather than electricity.

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 No, I don't have a generator, but your 2nd paragraph gave me an idea of running an engine with wood gas or similar. That should do, although it doesn't answer my question. Sorry.

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tezzz (author)2009-09-11

Make a Coolgardie fridge. basically a box frame with a shelf. cover the back front and sides with hessian. Wooden top and bottom (PLY) . Now put a metal / plastic tray on the top and fill it with water. Let the hessian sit in the tray all round. Let the bottom of the hessian sit in a tray to catch the water. Pl;ace the whole thing in a shady place where there is a slight breeze. This will keep anything cool even on a hot day. Just top up the top tray when in empties.

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nutsandbolts_64 (author)tezzz2009-09-17

just how cold is it, and from where my house is, there's not that much wind around, not even a breeze.

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lemonie (author)2009-04-25

You could look at wind generators. Then replace the word "wind" with "solar" and hit the search button again.

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nutsandbolts_64 (author)lemonie2009-04-27

I need my fridge 24/7 so solar aint a good answer, plus i even dont hav enough money to buy batteries.its almost impossible to find a solar cell in the Philippines :(

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SirronTM (author)2009-04-25
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nutsandbolts_64 (author)SirronTM2009-04-27

just a small one, planning 2 use it for my new room (dont want 2 make a big deal about our electricity bills)

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