Lose weight while camping ? Pedal Generator

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:09
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Do you have trouble with your waistline while camping because you don't get enough exercise ?

Not enough sun for solar panels ? Not enough wind for a wind generator ?

Now there's an answer to all of these -
http://www.ccrane.com/more-categories/alternative-power/freeplay-freecharge-weza-portable-energy-source.aspx

$295 in America, so its not much cheaper than Solar, but think of your health !

Mike
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Reply By: Atropos - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:24

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:24
Please dont show that to SWMBO...

I'd spend all of my holidays using it......

john
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:27

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:27
Very good product spotting Mike, was thinking that there is a general tendency to over indulge while camping so this is the answer and wow up to 40 watts we'll be fit and trim in no time.

Kind regards
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Reply By: ellmcg - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:36

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:36
I got a wee thingo like that for my birthday, which is a torch and is supposed to be able to charge a mobile phone (Nokia, anyway). Its fine for the torch, but just doesn't cut it for the phone.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:52

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:52
If you read the fine print in the instructions you will realise it is caused by operator error -

"To develop sufficient power to charge the phone you will need Olympic-class endurance. Practice with this device for at least one hour every day before attempting to charge a phone battery that less than 90% charged"

Mike
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:55

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:55
Or if you have a lazy teenager just tell them "You can watch TV or play computers as much as you like - providing you generate the power for it"

Mike
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:58

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:58
OK Mike are there any other sort?

Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:44

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:44
I wonder how an excercise bike would work with a car alternator driven over a fanbelt. That should work even better..........or not?
Alternator puts out 50 amps of more........ 2 hrs on the bike taking turns and you have charged two deep cycle batteries.

Reiner
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 13:35

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 13:35
There used to be a bloke around Nimbin - "Mr. Pedals" who made bicycle powered systems, I'm not sure, but he may now be the

Rainbow Power Co.

BTW, they worked well :-) (if you could supply the necessary pedalling !)

regards
Terry
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Reply By: V8troopie - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 15:34

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 15:34
In years gone past the Traeger flying doctor radio was powered by a pedal generator. Perhaps there are still some around that could be pressed into service? I have no idea what kind of voltages these delivered.
Klaus
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 01:58

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 01:58
Just checked it out, Maybee the anti generator crowd will still object to this!!!
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