Technology Backfire?

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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by Joseph » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:09 pm

I did what Haklesup did but attached a little 12.6V charger to the antenna on a 2000 Explorer. It will unplug if I forget to myself.

I like that idea of the ammeter connection across the battery disconnect switch.

I would expect those Honda batteries under those types of drain/charge conditions to deteriorate quickly.

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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by CeaSaR » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:35 am

Lenp wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:00 pm
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Maybe parking pointing North, so it can recharge from the earth's magnetic field will work. Only time, and the lemon laws will tell!
Better check your local magnetic inclination! LOL

Shouldn't you hang the car from a cable and let it swing across the earth's magnetic fields?

Hmmm...
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Hey, what do I know?

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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by Lenp » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:21 pm

Right now the Honda has been behaving itself, but, we use it more frequently than we did at first. Now that the weather is getting better for those outside tasks, I will plan to get a list of the phantom load circuits and we'll see if that helps unravel this issue. I understand from a friend that at a Toyota dealership they have a 'rotating charger guy' on the lot to make sure they all will start when needed for a test ride.Hummm
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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by haklesup » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:54 pm

That's the Jeep Compass that you charge by driving North, :)

Glad to hear it is behaving now.

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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by Lenp » Thu May 02, 2019 7:35 pm

I wound a 4 foot 1,000,000 turn coil of wire on the roof and hooked up a diode to charge the battery. It kinda works but the car turns left ok but its cranky on right ones. The GPS brings me back to where I started from in 23 hrs, 56 minutes and 4 seconds, the left turn signal is a bit faster than the right, and it steers to the left a bit. Guess I just got some bugs to work out!
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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by dacflyer » Fri May 24, 2019 9:46 am

LENP >>> just drive under the power lines for infinite power..lol

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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by Lenp » Fri May 24, 2019 12:19 pm

Funny story..
I had a friend that had big power lines at the rear of his property. He gathered all the extension cords he could find, hooked them up and laid them down as a coil near the tower base. He couldn't believe that he only read about 1 volt so he had me check his readings. I also read about 1.5V, which I didn't find too unusual. He almost passed out when I showed him over 10 volts when I just held just one probe. A Hi-Z meter will do funny things to your mind if you don't understand their design. Voltage spikes on an antenna can help predict that Zeus is nearby, and a direct hit confirms it. :grin:

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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by Janitor Tzap » Sat May 25, 2019 7:02 pm

Hmmm.......

On another site I talked to a guy who was picking up a 60Hz Hum on his recording equipment.
After a bit of detective work......
He discovered that he had setup his old metal microphone stand right above some electrical wiring in the floor.
The 60Hz pulses were being induced in to the metal stand which induced the signal in to the microphone cable that he had wrapped around the metal stand.


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Re: Technology Backfire?

Post by haklesup » Tue May 28, 2019 4:19 pm

the amount of energy transmitted at 60Hz from a high tension wire a hundred or so feet away would not be that large (his could probably had more current behind it than the open probe) but if your friend placed the coils on a windmill type thing, he could have increased the flux lines that were cut and increased the AC voltage received (though with a hard to predict waveform). Sort of a hybrid wind powered/energy harvesting thing.

picking up 60hz hum with an amplifier is exceedingly easy thing to do, finding the source and getting rid of it is often harder though a ground loop isolator usually works.

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