- Jul 9, 2016
Thats exactly what I imagine when I think about what a series hybrid would look like. I would think mounting the generator in one of those 1 wheel child trailers would keep it from being top heavy.Yes, I've seen these. But, it is actually very large for a rear rack. And, the 600W output is AC and DC is usually like 100W. The DC generator I am planning to make is going to be much smaller where it is hardly noticeable on the rear rack. I feel these AC/DC generators will make the bike stand out too much and be top heavy. Also, there is an unnecessary conversion to AC there. There was a 500W one of these that was very small from Power Generators or something but it is not made anymore and impossible to find.
But that does bring up a good point. The actual DC generator cost needs to be around this generator plus a fast charger = $150 + $75 = $225
That Lifan generator will look something like this. I think its a bit too tall. I want mine to be about 1/2 that height at the end.