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Old 03-11-2006, 03:21 PM
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Default RE: Solar Or Wind To Charge Field Box Battery?

You could easily use wind to charge the battery while driving down the road.
But you could also use the truck charger to do the same thing.

That said, any DC motor connected to the prop will charge the battery.
The problems you must deal with are regulating the speed of the prop so as to not destroy the motor.
Then you have to regulate the voltage so you don't burn up the battery.
The electronics to regulate the voltage would be a minor problem.
Regulating the speed a whole different world for my puny brain (I used to be an electronics technician).
You need to talk to a mechanical engineer or technician for that.

Is the battery really 285 ampere hours? That sounds really big.

Good Luck,