Could I rig my motor to run a bike? Answered
Okay, so I have a permanent magnet motor I was using as the generator for a Giromill (wind turbine). It's rated at 375 RPM for 120V I believe, and I'm uncertain as to its other characteristics... I've read that voltage is generally proportional to speed in a motor, and amperage to torque, so would hooking up a couple of car batteries or something similar be an effective way to power me and a bicycle around, or am I missing something (other than a control mechanism, of course)? In short, I know that car batteries can work to power a bike, but the unknown here is my motor, and whether it'd be able to work in this circumstance.