Re: Flywheel magnet strength

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> Rebel Moby Wrote:

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> Just wondering how you determined the magnets were weak and not the

> coils having internal shorts from insulation breakdown in the magnet

> wire.

Bulb , plug and wire / connection testing was my first step .

That all was copacetic .

Coil testing was my next 'step' .

I tried a couple different coils , on of which was new . All 3 coils produced pretty much the same . I rewound one of the lighting coils with what I consider excellent results , but still on the marginal side .

That left the magnets .

Using a bolt and my feel for pull , the simplest method , I compared magnets from different flywheels .

It was pretty obvious that the magnets in question were noticeably weaker .

I tried the stacking method of strengthening a weak magnet . I only have a round ferrite magnet that has a strong pull . I believe the weak magnets are stronger after the 'partnership' .

It seems to me that the weak magnets can be made much stronger , enabling a better/closer to optimal output from the system .

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