Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 09:47:33 -0400

Author: Wolfgang Rueckner

Subject: Re: Bicycle Generator 5K40.83


>3. I wanted to be able to connect an inverter so that I could go
>up to 120V AC. I connected a cheap 1 KW inverter but it is
>so lossy that I couldn't get any useful power out. I need to try
>with a more efficient smaller inverter. The uneven stroke
>and voltage swings may be a problem though.

I noticed on the web link (where you bought the generator) that the
company sells a 12 VDC to 120 VAC sine wave inverter. Have your
contacted them and asked if it has the inherent problems that you
encountered with your "cheap" inverter? There's is not so cheap but
would be worth it if it works well. Wolfgang