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Old 06-23-2010, 10:55 PM
Ted Ewert Ted Ewert is offline
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Originally Posted by SkyWatcher View Post
You would have to describe what you mean by motorized generator.
Pardon my presumption. I figured since you're not going to get a whole lot of torque out of that motor that it was being used primarily for it's generative properties. The coil / magnet arrangement is ideal for a generator.
He's probably using that diode across the transistor then as a ground for generating current back towards the battery. That's also what must be neutralizing the pulse. I would imagine the direction of rotation is important too.
I like the concept. There's a lot of different ways to configure it too.

Ted
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