Allright I need some techies to answer something for me.
Hurricane season is comng up and in the Gulf Coast generators are in big demand. I was considering building my own and was curious if this would work.
I was going to take a standard alternator, 12V, 140 amp. and have it powered by a small gasoline engine to get it rotating. After is began to rotate I was going to use it to charge a deep cycle battery. Then run the battery to an AC/DC convertor. The power coming out of the convertor will be used to power necessary items durring power outages, refrigerators, and radios. After the alternator is charging, I was going to take a leg of power from the alternator to power a 12 volt electric motor,it will be used to power the alternator after the gasoline engine is shut off.
Does anyone here with any mechanical aptitude think of any shortcomings this set up could develope or have anything to add?
I think it would work in theory,