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Posted by Winston on July 16, 2012, 1:46 pm
Vaughn wrote:

You understand perfectly.
Except for the 170 W fan I needed to keep from burning up.

--Winston<-- It's a terrible idea and an awful waste but we
              can still sell 'Pedal Power Derivatives'.

Posted by News on September 5, 2012, 11:09 pm

It is best to heat a small electric immersion element in a hot water
cylinder. Pedal power will not produce that much electricity.  Hot water is
needed all year around.

Posted by mike on September 6, 2012, 12:34 am
 On 9/5/2012 4:09 PM, News wrote:

Do you think about what you wrote before you press the send key?
Please show the math supporting your assertion.  Don't even try to
explain the absurdity of the whole concept...just the math.

Posted by News on September 6, 2012, 11:50 am

The maths do not matter. He has an exercise bike with a generator on it.  It
heats a small electric immersion heater in a water cylinder.  He is
producing energy which is stored and used as hot water in the house.  It
will not supply the house for sure, only adding to the heat in the
cylinder.....but the energy is NOT wasted.  Even if the cylinder is up to
temp at say 60C the immersion will still add heat to the water mass.   Note
my reference to the electric treadmills.

Do keep up.

Posted by harry k on September 6, 2012, 3:23 pm
Please do come over to the sane side of life.

Harry K

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