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Old 12-24-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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someone Build one of these 150 mpg hybrids!

anyone see the you tube video of the governor of Washington state riding around in a 150mpg suv?, apparently they used some capacitor to store the the energy used for quick bursts of power instead of relying on the batteries for this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujp1f4vXJ5U

yes this video is a 20 months old
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:58 AM   #2
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this is also doable, plugin in hybrids... the lower vid shows a 100mpg prius with this, the top vid is an auto show filled with these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=879VC...eature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGWC7LQyrs8
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must be one big *** capacitor....
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A big enough capacitor (would have to be pretty dang big) charged using regen braking could give a boost to mileage...wonder how many farads?

Years ago, my dad got his hands on a 12v mainframe computer power supply. Had about 50 amp capacity (I used it to start the car a couple times...) and had about a farad of filtering. I could run a two meter ham transceiver (receive only, power consumption would be similar to an inexpensive CB radio) about 10 minutes on just the capacitors alone.
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I wonder if u could use capacitors on an alternator to reduce load due to electrical devices in a non hybrid.. headlights rob you of 2hp, so I could see some potential in it, unfortunately now that I just came up with an ingenious idea, I have no means of impelenting it(not willing to destroy my cars electrical system acidentally), so I suppose its just best off thrown into the wind..

but what if I could throw some capacitor right into the power line seems like they would already be using this , but maybe not, knowing how the auto industry is, I would assume probably not..

anyone care to share any history of this that they may know of hahaha or is this a ridiculous idea?
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heres an 80 farad capacitor for 200$ rockford is a good brand
http://www.shop.com/farad+capacitor+...305717289&k=24 I wonder if I could run my battery through this and net some results
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headlights rob you of 2hp
2 horsepower is 1500 watts. 9007 headlight bulbs are 55 watts each, so 110 watts. Are you saying there's 1400% loss between the alternator and the bulbs?

Arithmetically, I'd guess it's about .2 horsepower.
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ok under that mathematics are you accounting for alternator load applied to the serpentine belt which robs the engine of power
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blower motors are pretty powerful too
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2 horsepower is 1500 watts. 9007 headlight bulbs are 55 watts each, so 110 watts. Are you saying there's 1400% loss between the alternator and the bulbs?

Arithmetically, I'd guess it's about .2 horsepower.
What he said. If you are using HID lights (35WX2), it's about .093 horsepower.

One Horsepower = 746 watts.

Heater Blower, worst case 20 amps X 12 volts = 240 watts = .32 horsepower
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