Accession Number : ADD008388

Title :   Hand Cranked Electrical Power Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Campagnuolo,Carl J ; Scheinine,Leon ; Mayercik,Paul M

Report Date : 07 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A hand-cranked power source intended for use in emergency situations to generate electrical energy. The power source features a lightweight construction as well as the ability to generate a reasonable amount of power. The preferred embodiment couples an input drive shaft to a harmonic drive system having a high speed output shaft. Upon the output shaft are preferably mounted samarium cobalt magnets forming the rotor of a three phase alternator. The output of the alternator may be utilized to power a field device, such as a radio, or the like, or may be used to charge fast-charging batteries. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Power supplies, *Hand cranks, *Electric power, *Field equipment, Drive shafts, High velocity, Shafts(Machine elements), Harmonics, Construction, Drives, Electricity, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE