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So i think i may have found the solution to my lighting power problem
Or buy a battery powdered light and signal's/ marker tail light...
You can use regular or recharble batteries too
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I went looking into this product. On Amazon the claim is that it will produce 12v at 1300rpm, from the reviews of the people who managed to get it to work you need to get up well above 1300rpm to have it power significant lighting (well, significant with incandescent bulbs it seems. LED are much lower energy requirements.)
What I'm seeing here is that there is a lot of work to be done. You will ideally need an energy storage medium that you will top up when producing excess of what your requirements are, then stop charging and begin discharging when you need those bright lights when idling. To do this of course you'll need to create a rectifier with some diodes.... Also considering most batteries that seem practical for this are 5v (USB style seems to be the way everyone is going) you'll need some resisters to step it down. Then you will also need some way of shedding all excess energy as heat in the event that the battery AND the lights are fully supplied with energy.
Instead of a large 4 amp/h battery (large as in cell phone sized, those portable little chargers. No reason to go anywhere else for batteries when someone did all the engineering for you and they are so cheap) I wonder how many capacitors it would take to regulate the system? With enough resistors to keep the capacitors from just dumping and destroying your lights that is! lol.
I'm not an electrical engineer but I know that as long as that engine is turning over the coil will be producing energy and it needs to go somewhere. Maybe that last part is easy but considering that problem has made me hesitate even attempting this path. On Amazon someone mentioned that you need to ground the generator on the bike which I wonder if that's to shed the excess energy? As I said I'm pretty novice at this.
TBH it's about the fun of the project and trying to avoid having to remember charging batteries constantly. It's one more maintenance hassle that could be solved if we made our bikes a bit more like a regular motorcycle which runs it's own lighting system all on it's own.