how do i connect DC devices to my DC generator? Answered
I got an old treadmill with a blown board, stripped out all the electronics ( kept it) with the intention of using the treadmill as a generator only - knowing that the engines are good - the engine is rated to 180VDC, and i have so far at a nice easy walk noted 100VDC on my multimeter hooked directly up to the terminals.
it seems clear to me when i plug my 24v fan in and walk that while it spins well and faster the faster i walk - it doesnt need 100vdc and will probably blow eventually - so i must need a voltage regulator?>> or the like....
1.) how to make / buy one easily?
2.) can i charge car battery from it - do i need any kind of regulation/ charge controller if i was doing that
- am i correct in believing the more load i wire in ( perhaps on a sliding scale or some kind of switch) the more resistance will be generated to the walker?
thanks - will