Motorbike To Power Computer - Tips
Motorbike to Power Computer
Togo is a mess, there seems to be no honest, just play by the rules way to
have a package shipped here with DHL or UPS.
There is this Transportation versus public transportation question. When
you add on the feature of giving me electricity, the value of having a 400 US
dollar motorbike greatly increases here in Africa.
I need to think on deliberate, coffee here sucks, only instant is
Andy in Togo
Dunno beans about Customs costs either.
Motorbike should work.
If you park the bike close (inside a ground floor room?) you could disconnect
the battery connections and replace it with your own. Leave the battery on
the bike. DC voltage decreases on long runs of wiring (the reason
inverters are used to switch current to AC, because long runs of wiring is OK
with AC). To get more than the motorbike's 6V (stepping it up to 12V)
perhaps a 2nd 6V battery could be wired in parallel and strapped on the back or
to the frame of the bike when you ride around until you get a full
charge. Or change batteries and ride around around the 2nd 6V
battery until it's charged, then combine them for 12V.
to be a roller stand device with a generator attached. It was designed for
off-grid electrical generation. A car's drive tire was driven onto the
roller-generator assembly, which spun the generator allowing powering up
appliances or charging batteries. Ideal would be a 24V generator (allows
longer runs of wiring you can still end up with 12V or so) -- also will charge
up a 12V battery.
Here's a How-To for a bicycle generator running a
laptop, but it could be adapted to a motorbike, I imagine. The
picture links don't work, but it's part of a larger comprehensive bicycle generator website
gear in the package.
Any good coffee there? Drinking Guatemalan.
On 5/20/07, Andy
I keep trying to figure out what to do, I hear
nobody in Togo or Lome say, just ship and this is the cost.
On another issue, I can purchase a motorbike for
about 400 USA and I could use it for electricity?