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Gearhead Jed

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Converted Jensen AC generator to have DC as well.
« on: July 24, 2019, 05:37:14 pm »
Had some help with this one, but it works as AC and DC current generator.
https://youtu.be/qshJpSfPAFY
I think I have OCD??

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excellent work Jed, that has so many good possibilities.
pretzel PA. has done it again 😉👍
(brilliant idea utilizing the phone charger)
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Jed, now you have to explain HOW you pulled that off...  Also, can it produce AC as well or has it been converted to DC only.

I asks because I once tried hard to make a Jen 15 produce both AC and DC like on original Jensen 51's, but I failed to pull it off.

Never too old to learn how it's done.

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Gearhead Jed

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Jed, now you have to explain HOW you pulled that off...  Also, can it produce AC as well or has it been converted to DC only.

I asks because I once tried hard to make a Jen 15 produce both AC and DC like on original Jensen 51's, but I failed to pull it off.

Never too old to learn how it's done.

Rog

Rog, it was mind numbing at first, but I had someone explain it to me simply that it all made sense. I don't have an electrical engineering degree, but I do understand how it works.

I have tested the generator on a #55 and it does produce AC and DC current. When I have a DC motor attached to the leads, it runs. When I touch the leads to the light post side and contact, which is the AC side, the motor will only pulse back and forth. This is how I truly knew that this was truly AC/DC. Not only that, but I can hook a 9v battery to the leads and it will run as a motor.  The light bulb knows no AC/DC current. Electricity only knows path of least resistance and the tungsten in the bulb is the resistance, so that's why it works. Why does a 2.47 volt bulb not burn out when hooked to a 9v DC charger? The windings in the armature create enough resistance to drop thw voltage and that is why it doesn't burn out.
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I hooked my voltmeter and a Shurite gauge to the leads and it only produced more than 2v DC. It produced about the same volts on the AC side. Remember, AC bounces back and forth. DC goes in one direction like a battery.
I think I have OCD??

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Very cool Jed
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Nice work Jed.

Do you have a wiring diagram?

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Wish I understood how it works but regardless I think it's pretty neat.
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Some serious modding there, well done Jed !
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Great idea Jed, i will have to try that !
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Nice work Jed.
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Gearhead Jed

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Thanks all! I really wanted to try this and it works! I never understood how one generator can produce two currents, but it does!
I think I have OCD??

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Nice work Jed, good to see it working well.
Your nose is before your eyes, so trust it first!

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That is a great modification, Jed...!!!


Thanks for posting it here!



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