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4 minutes ago, FinChin67 said:

I guess a solar cell on a cloudy day is more efficient than thai man on that crank..

Agreed, although the cost of the solar installation would be a lot more.

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Electrician? Wondering how much tape he used. [emoji848]


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33 minutes ago, Lenny Jones said:

He didn't "invent" anything.

 

Human energy to generate electricity has been around since the ability to generate is was discovered.

 

All he has done was to configure some gearing to drive a generator to charge a battery.

 

Twisted reporting by an ignorant sensation-seeking reporter at it's best.

I think that there is a lot of truth in your statement but however as it requires physical effort to produce electricity that in itself will be the biggest issue for many Thai males.  Unless of course those who eventually purchase his contraption use Burmese/Laos labour paying them no doubt a pittance.

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3 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

I think that there is a lot of truth in your statement but however as it requires physical effort to produce electricity that in itself will be the biggest issue for many Thai males.  Unless of course those who eventually purchase his contraption use Burmese/Laos labour paying them no doubt a pittance.

You're saying there must be some correlation between nationality, efficiency and cost?

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1 minute ago, bluesofa said:

You're saying there must be some correlation between nationality, efficiency and cost?

No

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You'd have thought this fella would know that the only way you get something for nothing as a Thai in Thailand is to beg, borrow or steal it from a farang.

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16 hours ago, Crossy said:

Let's not knock the guy, he's designed and built a useful power supply which is green and should produce enough energy for a minimal lifestyle.

And perfect for 3rd-world situations where time is all a person has on their hands. What's 15 minutes winding a watch to have some electricity to make life more tolerable? Doesn't have to be 5-star, 1st-world standard. My hat's off to this gentleman. 👨‍🌾

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13 hours ago, SteveK said:

The device looks really fake as hell. The bit on the top looks very much like an audio amplifier for a car. 15 minutes of winding to power a lightbulb for upto 6-8 hours seems like nothing new, as everyone else has alluded to already. 100% fake - are you sure it's not the Thai version of April fools day?

 

It's funny how the thousands of physicists around the world with PhDs couldn't invent this but an old Thai man with no teeth can put a few electronic looking things together with a lot of wires and out-do them. Absolute garbage - think I'm going to start ignoring the Thai news from now on. Maybe next month we'll hear about an old Isaan man with cancer who found a way to go to the moon for only 10 baht?

the bit on top looks a lot like an inverter to me.

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1 hour ago, xerostar said:

Here is an earlier solution 

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There's always someone trying to cut out the middleman.

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16 hours ago, KiChakayan said:

Peak power output of a top cyclist is about 500 Watts so if Chris Froome wound this generator's spring for 15 minutes if would give us a total potential power output of about 0.125 Kwh. Not everyone is Chris Froome, and of course we are not taking into account the energy spent in the mechanism.

Just another Thai joke, a small one though.

Untrue. While working at the NSW Electricity Commission we had a bicycle powered generator wired to a wattmeter, part of a public display. Most people could manage to hit 1kW peak, but maintaining it for more than 10-15 seconds wasn't possible (for me, quite fit at the time).

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Truly remarkable accomplishment.  It must be a first if he got a patent granted,  because we all know the authorities don't grant those easily.  (or is that just to foreigners). Anyway truly amazing,  next you'll be telling me that they can make it rain. 😁

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5 minutes ago, Naamblar2014 said:

Truly remarkable accomplishment.  It must be a first if he got a patent granted,  because we all know the authorities don't grant those easily.  (or is that just to foreigners). Anyway truly amazing,  next you'll be telling me that they can make it rain. 😁

I think that's the PM's domain - he's prayed for rain before.

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As soon "winding up" was mentioned I thought of the english man who developed the wind up radio for Africa.

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