Mickey Smith: The same thing can be done simply by hooking up the inverter to a battery.
Mick Mickevicius: That inverter looks factory made NOT home made.
Pierre Bugeja: @wppd2001 Well, a harbour freight generator is roughly $750 dollars for a
4000W generator. This setup cost me roughly $500 to make ($165 engine, $65
alternator, $45 wheels, $20 dollars wiring, $20 pulley and belt , $90
battery and $150 inverter)...it's cheaper AND more versetile! A normal
generator would have to run constantly at high noise levels...this one can
run full capacity at IDLE!! And it still can run without the engine
Pierre Bugeja: @HappyJackProduction1 Yes, it does make sense.Those alternators suck! I've
replaced them with a Lucas 120 amp alternator and a GMC 150 amp alternator
and also a welded frame with wheels. My idea is to parallel them together
to create about 270 amps (give or take). The generator will have three 12
amp/hour batteries in parallel which will create 36 amp/hours. The
batteries will have an isolator relay. When the relay is activated the
current will travel into the alternators and create power!
idusclothing: could each alternator power a different inverter giving you 5000watt
continuous and 10000 max? Then a tv and microwave would be no problem..?
Pierre Bugeja: Not this video...this "prototype" could barely charge a battery. Check out
my other video.../watch?v=Ag8JK0ho7WQ&feature=channel&list=UL Much better
design if you ask me....
Ravinesh Chand: bro i want to make a home generated electricity with no ac power but have
manage to get one inverter one 12dc battery and one dc alternator can u
guys help me out remmember i need to charge my battery with the same system
is there any way out
Pierre Bugeja: @idusclothing These alternators can't power the 5000W Inverter (neither the
engine for that matter, LOL). to power a 5000W Inverter you need a 350 amp
alternator for a 12V system of a 175 amp alternator for a 24V System...it's
too darn expensive...you would be better off if you go to harbor freight,
buy a 420cc engine and a 10,000W Generator head...total roughly 800 dollars
(best price)...this is just too darn complex...
Pierre Bugeja: @brodie1709 it is hooked up to the alternator. It is very simple. The
alternator wire and the inverter wire(s) are hooked on one side of the
switch while the battery wire is on the other side of the switch.
wppd2001: Yea your rite/i just personally am not good at making things like you guys
and I wish I had someone to teach me because if I had that knowledge you do
I would be making all kinds of cool stuff! I have never been able to do any
mechanical stuff or been able to build anything myself.Your lucky to have
that knowledge and I respect you for that fact alone!so,don't get me
Wrong/i think its great/wish I could build one myself.
wppd2001: Why not just put a trolling motor on your boat and run it off solar
panels/then you won't have to waste gas.you could run them on the boat or
@your house and recharge the battery"s" there. this seems like a pain when
my 6.5 briggs generator will power 2 500w holigen lights/my air
compressor/and 3other lights that are hooked up @ my shop bc I back feed an
extension cord into one of the power outlets.
Erick Centeno: very nice i have a 2 hp motor and i would like to put 2 car alternator did
u thik is posible to run 2 alternator
00011theman: you could push a little more power by tightening the belt a little
dogmusher: This not free energy but u have to pay for gas every refill when it get
jpbp23: yeah but the batteries stores the power so he can put out what ever the
inverter is rated at for a little bit nice. thing is you can use the juice
with it off and then start it up when its low
Bob Bowie: You are Pondering "Perpetual Motion". I suggest Checking out "The Laws of
Thermodynamics" before proceeding further.
Richard Lewis: @Nirky increasing the diameter of the pulleys would have the opposite
effect. The alternators would be spinning at half their speed.
Pierre Bugeja: That is correct- I use a very simple rule: for every horsepower you make
Pierre Bugeja: yeah you're right...but I changed everything now- running two 150 amp
alternators total of 300 amps at around 15v...works fine but engine bogs
really really down under heavy loads (~2300 watt chest freezer) and the
wires tend to heat up a bit. But now I'm working on a larger setup (V-Twin
20HP engine, 2 250A alternators, 1/0 gauge wire, deep cycle Optima Yellow
Top and a heavy duty pure sine wave inverter)
Booomm1: I´d like to see what happens if you use 2500-5000w from that inverter with
the same setup. Running alternators under no load is a breeze but add some
drainage close to max output, I´m betting it wont run so "fine". Thank´s
for your video.
Pierre Bugeja: @chevguy502 Pretty Much....My Largest load was a 2200W Chest Freezer load
and the voltage stayed at 14.2!!!!!
Afdhal Atiff Tan Amin Husaini Tan: @Corey497 No energy is created, its converted... :)
Mike Peine: i cant read Email.Please ? see my comments @PESWiki/CLaNZeR mike peine i
use a small motor (see power wheels for compare) water cooled, run off
batt.to power alt. 12v 1200rpm = 220amp. i use to power alot of things. E
bike etc...36v@60amps (see power bastards etc...) WE have not needed
gasoline since 1969.
Pierre Bugeja: i can try, thanks for the idea- but i'm not going to put more alternators
on, since that i have a 120 amp alternator and its more than enough for
what i need
Pierre Bugeja: @armmaf12 They sure don't!! It makes a lot of noise and secondly, they envy
me cuz, my family and I still have the lights running while they have to
get around with candle light!!
ian sweeney: that is one way to do it.
wppd2001: @pierre/i just got your response/no offense buy idk where your getting your
prices b/c you can buy a harbor freight 4000w generator w/electric start
for $259 on sale w/coupons b/c like everything they sell it all goes on
sale that's hoe u buy it/get the flyers sent to u or in store/but the reg
price is still under $500!!
Richard Lewis: @Nirky Sorry, i misread your post. I thought you meant the alternator
Pierre Bugeja: @00011theman That was my older video AND my first experiment with 4 stroke
engines and alternators. Check out my other video-the new and improved
one!!! The belt was loose since that the engine vibrates so much that it
loosens the the screws!! Now I'm using lock nuts- much more better!
Pierre Bugeja: No, it doesn't need to! The alternator(s) pump out about 105 amps peak @
600 rpm! It can go up to 150 amps but the engine can't handle the load of
the alternator! The other alternator is a dummy alternator! it's just used
to tension the belt! These lucas alternators were modified using AC run
capacitors and a few relays hooked up in parallel. I shorted out the du,,y
alternator because i consumed over 200 amps! it got too hot ! U can see
that the colors are different!!
ROCKNTV1: great work bud thums up
Pierre Bugeja: That previous generator was a f***ing piece of crap! I have made a a new
which gives me double the power with the same engine- 2 150 AMP alternators
in parallel, one Magnetic battery (brand name) and a 2 feet by 2 feet
quarter inch piece of steel to hold every thing. Check it out!
BRENT3143945: oh okay cool the bigger the better right? wow optima battery is great lol i
really want to build me a home made gen badly
Nirky: Love the ingenuity. If you ran a larger pulley on the Briggs, say about
twice the diameter, would you be able to turn the idle lower to still have
the same rpms on the two alternator pulleys without the engine bogging down
solarcell2011: @Pierre5484 Have you considered changing the pulley size on the alternators
to increase the rmp? You may have to fabricate one but that should raise
the rpm's considerably and charge quicker....just a theory, ive never tried
Meowarchy: should those are around about 800watts he should be able 2 run 2 of em ^_^
4ucarlosmurphy: I've been checking out many of these home made generator clips, real good
info for building with what you have or even with new components on the
cheap. For MY money I'll just spend 800 bucks on a Honda eu 2000I
generator, the quietest on the market and runs for 8 hrs on a gallon of
gas. I sold the 2 I had when I sold my travel trailer, wish I kept them.
taztaz79: @Pierre5484 Well i use solar panels instead or get my power from the outlet
in my home, that is 85% produced with water and wind power ;) .. No
harborhawk1: I didnt see any battery in your setup. You need one to filter out all the
spikes in the power from the alternators.
Pierre Bugeja: @solarcell2011 I have considered that. Its just that the engine produces
most of it's torque at around 1500 RPM's. If I add a larger pulley, it put
more strain on the engine. It's a 6.5 HP Chinese Mega engine ( A crappy
version of the Honda gx340). The problem is that if I add like a 5" pulley,
it will be hell just to start it! I might add a 3" pulley. I will soon post
a new video of the engine running the inverter and also a electric motor to
demonstrate the amps that it can generate!
wppd2001: 2 of 2 . You can but a gas powered portable air compressor w/pneumatic
wheel for $750reg price! That's why I'm saying for all the work u did its
not worth the time/money/compared 2 buying a new one but that's just me/i
respect the fact you were able to build it and I thbnk its cool/just a
shame u couldn't throw it together using used parts for cheap.u Spent more
than a new electric start generator costs was my point.my crafsman w/12hp
briggs/500watt is only$500 new!
RavenMad101: That's what a big battery bank is good for. Minimize runtimes of the engine
and give you constant power.
hairycat54: is that the same lucas as in triumph motorcycle electrical systems? " LUCAS
THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS"
AlternativePowerMan: Can you show this thing making some serious power? I'd like to see that
inverter push 2500W for an extended period of time!! Also I think you're
engine needs to rev more.
Pierre Bugeja: @wppd2001 Of Course It is WAY Better than a factory generator!! This one
was my first prototype...it sucks!! See the new version, it's excellent.
The thing about this generator is that it can create normal 120 VAC and can
give you up to 2500W continuous plus that it can give me up to 250 CHARGING
AMPS !! Yes, 250 amps at 14.8V!! It can charge batteries, jump start cars,
power EV's, run an inverter....try doing that with a normal generator!!
duffman D: That is pro! Maybe could use a larger/metal mount so that your belt doesnt
get as worn but again; pro. do u have a battery bank 2? see i was thinking
of actuly running an inverter from the truck then jacking a back tire to
make a simular setup but more portable at the same time. as long at you
stay at 12V 2012 solar storms wont mean a thing :P
Pierre Bugeja: what was the final outcome : /watch?v=Ag8JK0ho7WQ&feature=channel&list=UL
what I'm working on now: /watch?v=5aZbxurB5Do&feature=channel&list=UL
chevguy502: @00011theman if its not slipping wont make a diff
wppd2001: Ps;I'm not being a pickle,but I have as little if not less in my 6.5hp briggs
craftsman generator I bought used for $150 as you do in your harbor freight
6.5hp engine, both alternators,inverter,other acessories and time/why not
just buy a generator? What is the point,seriously,I'm not being a pickle,is
there a reason that makes this set-up better than a factory bought