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Stirling Generators

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:10 am
by StirlingEnthusiast
What is the feasibility of a Stirling generator for electricity? How efficient are they? Could one power a computer or tablet?

Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:34 am
by StirlingEnthusiast
By the way, I am talking about a relatively small one (a two cylinder tomato can design powered by a large fire).

Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:54 pm
by PetePeterson
not soup cans, but here is a 10W Stirling engine built from a SS water bottle.
you should get close to 8W out of a generator/alternator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joUCcJhBm8U

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Pete

Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:58 am
by MikeB
Do you want enough power to run a computer, or just enough to be able to charge a device - there's a massive difference between the two figures.

Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:31 am
by Ian S C
For a low tech Stirling Engine charging system, no great problem. To run a computer you need a stable power supply with a bit of reserve.
Ian S C

Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:56 am
by StirlingEnthusiast
I would be thinking of a computer, but in retrospect it looks too difficult to power. Perhaps an iPad and Router. Maybe even a well to drill for water.

Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:16 am
by Ian S C
They go well running a radio. This little motor has a bore of 5/8", and a stroke of 3/4"
Ian S C
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Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:18 am
by harry56
I am also a new member. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guy !



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Re: Stirling Generators

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:51 am
by Ian S C
Yep your welcome harry56.Ian S C